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

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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  • 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



  • American Bar Association

  • International Bar Association

  • Law Society Competition Section

  • British - German Jurist's Association

  • Competition Law Association

  • City of London Law Society Competition Committee

  • Joint Working Party on Competition Law of the UK Bars and Law Societies

  • 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)


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69 Old Broad Street
London, UK EC2M 1QS