Becket McGrath


I enjoy getting down into the detail of clients’ businesses and future plans to help ensure that they stay the right side of the (often shifting) line between benign and potentially unlawful conduct.

+44 (0) 20 7556 4125
+32 2 486 7521

Becket McGrath advises clients on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, with an emphasis on defending companies against agency investigations, counselling, compliance, competition litigation and merger control. Although he advises clients in a broad range of sectors, he has a particular interest in the media, technology, e-commerce and life sciences sectors, as well as the interface between intellectual property and competition law. He also represents companies in UK consumer protection proceedings, primarily in the technology sector.

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  • BroadSoft Sells to Cisco for $1.9 Billion 

  • Zenith Hygiene Agrees to Sell to Bain Capital 

  • SilverRail Sells to Expedia 

  • Cooley Advises SoftBank on Improbable’s $502 Million Funding 

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  • King's College, London
    Post-Graduate Diploma in European Law of Copyright, 1997

  • Nottingham Law School
    LPC, 1994

  • Hamburg University
    LLM, 1993

  • University of Cambridge (Gonville & Caius College)
    MA, 1992

Admissions & Credentials

England & Wales

Brussels, Belgium



  • American Bar Association

  • International Bar Association

  • Law Society Competition Section - past Chair

  • British - German Jurist's Association

  • Competition Law Association

  • City of London Law Society Competition Committee

  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

Rankings & Accolades

    UK Legal 500: EU and Competition

    GCR/Who's Who Legal: Competition

    The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom: Competition Law; Media and Entertainment Law

    Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers

    Global Competition Review: 40 Under 40 – Competition (2008)


+44 (0) 20 7556 4125 office
+32 2 486 7521 office

69 Old Broad Street
London, UK EC2M 1QS

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