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Tim Capel

Senior Associate

Tim Capel

In a world where competition authorities are not afraid to flex their muscles and getting it wrong has serious consequences, Tim helps clients stay on the right side of competition law when achieving their commercial goals.

As a senior associate, Tim has extensive experience across a range of matters and has worked at the UK Competition and Markets Authority. He advises clients on how competition law affects their business by, among other things, advising in antitrust investigations, obtaining merger control clearances in corporate transactions, appealings competition authority decisions in the courts, and helping clients ensure their commercial arrangements comply with competition law.  

It goes without saying that understanding clients' businesses and getting to grips with the markets they operate in is crucial to giving accurate and practical competition law advice. Tim's work has enabled him to build his knowledge of a range of sectors, from financial services, real estate and insurance to life sciences, transport and others. 

Tim first became interested in competition law when studying EU politics during his undergraduate degree. Having written a paper on the nexus between competition regulation and intellectual property at law school, Tim enjoyed six months in our London competition team while a trainee solicitor. During that time he won the Law Society's competition law essay prize, writing about whether the criminalisation of cartel infringements under EU law is appropriate or necessary.

Representative Experience

Representing Air Canada in the appeal of the European Commission's air cargo cartel decision.

Reviewing mergers as a Principal Case Officer at the UK Competition and Market Authority.

Defending clients in ongoing European Commission antitrust investigations.

Education and admissions


  • Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law, King's College London, 2009
  • B.A., University of Warwick, 2003


  • Law Society Competition Section

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales

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