Niall Lavery is an associate in the firm's London office. He splits his practice into two primary areas, specifically, 1) Antitrust, Competition, and Trade regulation and 2) Intellectual Property and Commercial Law where the team's cross-departmental approach allows him to provide a versatile and comprehensive approach to his work. Niall advises clients on a broad range of competition and intellectual property law issues including: vertical agreements and horizontal agreements; merger clearance; antitrust compliance; multi-jurisdictional FDI screening assessments; UK National Security and Investment Act clearances; competition litigation; trade mark, design and copyright infringement; and other contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law issues. His work covers, in particular, designing global go-to-market and brand erosion strategies, monitoring and enforcing selective distribution systems, assisting clients in obtaining merger control and FDI clearance, managing the trademark and design portfolio of international companies, advising clients on infringements and invalidation actions, and reviewing and drafting IP/Competition law related agreements.
Niall qualified in 2020 upon completing his training contract at the firm. During his training contract, he gained experience in the Finance, White Collar Crime, Competition and Intellectual Property, and Planning and Environmental practice groups.
Prior to joining the firm, Niall served as an intern in the legal department of a multinational pharmacy-led health and beauty group. He was also an intern in the legal department of an IT service management company.
- Recognised by The Legal 500 United Kingdom edition as a Recommended Lawyer for EU and competition in London, 2024
- "The Business and Law of Fashion and Retail," International Issues, Carolina Academic Press, August 2020