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: cartels; vertical agreements and horizontal agreements; merger clearance; antitrust compliance; 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 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.
Prior to joining the firm, Niall served as an intern in the legal department of a multinational pharmacy-led health and beauty group where he shadowed the head of the legal department. He was also an intern in the legal department of an IT service management company where he summarized recruitment contracts, surpassed expected targets, and prepared reports for the firm's board meeting.
- "The Business and Law of Fashion and Retail," International Issues, Carolina Academic Press, August 2020