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Alastair Mordaunt

Partner

Antitrust, competition and trade

Alastair Mordaunt is regarded as a "top-notch lawyer" and is recognised for his extensive experience in advising leading corporate clients on the full range of competition law mandates, including investigations and merger reviews.

Chambers 2019

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About Alastair Mordaunt

Alastair is the co-head of the firm's antitrust practice in Asia based in Hong Kong.  He also co-heads the firm's foreign investment skills group.  He has more than 20 years of regulator and private practice experience, advising clients on merger control, foreign investment review and antitrust investigations. This includes four years as a senior official at the UK’s competition authority, the Office of Fair Trading.

Alastair’s practice covers competition-related work across Hong Kong, mainland China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. He has previously worked in the firm's offices in London, Brussels and Washington DC.

His extensive experience both at the regulator and as a private practitioner across three continents gives him a deep understanding of working effectively with regulators and devising successful strategies for his clients in the context of transactional and investigatory work.

Alastair is ranked as a leading lawyer in the legal directories for antitrust and foreign investment.

He is currently a non-governmental adviser to the Hong Kong Competition Commission in relation to its membership of the International Competition Network.

Recent work

  • The London Stock Exchange Group on its proposed US$27bn acquisition of Refinitiv (ongoing)
  • Tesco on the US$10.6bn sale of its businesses in Thailand and Malaysia to CP Group, following a competitive sale process (ongoing)
  • A consortium of ANTA Sports and Fountainvest on the €4.6bn takeover of Amer Sports (2019)
  • Several companies on antitrust investigations before the Hong Kong Competition Commission

Qualifications

Education

  • St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, UK (Modern Languages)
  • Nottingham and BPP London law schools, UK (Law)  

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to practise in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and Ireland

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