Tim Frazer represents and advises clients in a range of competition issues including merger, transactional, and conduct cases. He has obtained merger clearance at the European Commission (EC) and national competition authorities for complex cases requiring econometric evidence and Phase 1 disposals, such as Kraft Foods' hostile bid for Cadbury plc and Kraft Foods/Danone. He has advised clients in price-fixing and other conduct cases in various jurisdictions worldwide. He has designed and implemented on-line competition compliance programmes and undertakes audits for international companies. His practice includes advising leading consumer products and pharmaceutical companies on distribution systems, procurement, parallel trade, abuse, and other conduct issues. He has successfully challenged a number of public procurement processes run by NHS entities in England and Scotland. He divides his time between the firm's London and Brussels offices.
Tim has advised clients in the food, tobacco, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer products industries, representing them before the UK Office of Fair Trading, the UK Competition Commission, and the European Commission.
He has authored several books on competition law, including Enterprise Act 2002, The Competition Act 1998, Competition Law and Policy, and Monopoly Competition and the Law, as well as many articles on competition law and theory.
Tim was previously a Professor and Dean of Law at Newcastle University.
The Legal 500 UK 2011-2013 for EU and Competition
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 for Competition/European Law: Non-contentious (UK)
Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2012-2013 for Competition/European Law: Non-contentious
PLC Which lawyer? 2012 - Recommended for Life Sciences: Competition/Antitrust
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011-2012 for Competition/European Law (UK)
PLC Which lawyer? 2012 - Recommended for Competition/Antitrust: Non-contentious
PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook 2009 and 2011 - Recommended for Life Sciences: Competition/Antitrust
Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 for Competition/European Law
The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers 2011
The Legal 500 UK 2011 for TMT: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
Visiting Professor, University of Newcastle, England