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David Wood is an English and Belgian qualified partner in the Brussels office of Gibson Dunn and co-chairs the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. He has lived and worked in Brussels since 1991.
Mr. Wood’s practice encompasses the full range of antitrust issues, including cartels, merger control, abuse of dominance (monopolisation), restrictive agreements, sector inquiries and private enforcement. He has strong expertise in the financial services, media/high-tech, and transport sectors.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Wood spent 10 years at the antitrust enforcement division of the European Commission (DG Competition), including positions as Head of the Financial Services Unit and Acting Head of the Media Unit. He is one of the few lawyers in private practice to have held a senior position in the European Commission, and brings his clients both deep experience of European antitrust enforcement, and offers practical solutions into how to manage risk and avoid problems.
Mr. Wood is well-known for his deep experience of the full range of issues involved in European antitrust enforcement and is consistently recognised as a leading European antitrust practitioner. Recent awards include: The Lawyer Award for Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year 2018 for his representation of complainants in the EC’s Google investigation; Global Competition Review 2017 Merger Control Matter of the Year Europe for Microsoft/LinkedIn; Antitrust Writing Awards 2016 for the Best Business Article – Unilateral Conduct; Global Competition Review 2014 Behavioural Matter of the Year Europe for his representation of UBS in the LIBOR and related matters; Global Competition Review 2013 Matter of the Year for the FTC Investigation of Google.
Who’s Who Legal has included Mr. Wood in it’s inaugural edition of “Thought Leaders – Competition”, and Chambers Global ranks him as a leading lawyer for Competition/European Law. Mr. Wood is also ranked as a leading Competition/European Law lawyer by Legal 500 for EU Competition and Telecoms, Media & Technology and also recognized by Best Lawyers in Belgium 2019 for Competition/Antitrust Law and European Union Law. He is a frequent writer and speaker on competition law issues, is a member of the editorial board of Competition Law Insight, and is a visiting lecturer on competition law at King’s College London.
College of Law - Chancery Lane - 1987 Solicitor's Finals
University of Buckingham - 1985 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
University of Sussex - 1983 Bachelor of Arts
Belgium - Avocat au Barreau de Bruxelles
England & Wales - Solicitor