Neil is a partner in the Competition and Trade Regulation, Travel and Leisure, and Telecom, Media and Technology practice groups. He has experience in advising clients on all aspects of EU and UK commercial and competition law. His work covers drafting and advising on commercial agreements; merger control; bringing and defending competition law based complaints before the regulators; drafting and implementing compliance programs; advising on regulatory issues under EU laws, advising on consumer law issues; and advising on litigating competition law issues before the English courts. He has advised on major cases in the following industries: automotive; construction materials; fertilisers; subsea cables; travel; media; sport; betting and gaming; beverage; transport; and oil and gas services.
Legal 500 2016 (Travel) - ‘Well versed in the travel sector’, K&L Gates LLP advises on a range of commercial and regulatory matters for clients such as ABTA, Amadeus, Contiki, Red Savannah, CHR Travel and Home House. Leading individual Neil Baylis is ‘a key player in the market’. Legal 500 2016 (Commercial Contracts) - Led by Neil Baylis, K&L Gates LLP’s team advises on a range of commercial issues, including data protection, intellectual property, media rights and IT. Baylis advises The Works Products Limited on various types of agreements, including those concerning manufacturing, marketing and design consulting. Legal 500 2016 (EU & Competition) - K&L Gates LLP combines ‘superb service’, ‘first-class knowledge’ and ‘strategic advice’. Neil Baylis advised CRH on its purchase of Lafarge’s UK business, a necessary condition of the Holcim-Lafarge merger.
Mr. Baylis qualified as a lawyer in 1994, and joined the firm as a partner in 2003.