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, behavioural 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 and communications sectors, as well as the interface between intellectual property and competition law.

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  • King's College, London
    Post-Graduate Diploma, 1997

  • Nottingham Law School
    LPC, 1994

  • Hamburg University
    LLM, 1993

  • University of Cambridge
    MA, 1992

Admissions & Credentials

England & Wales

Ireland (admitted to roll)


  • American Bar Association

  • International Bar Association

  • Law Society Competition Section

  • British - German Jurist's Association

  • Union Internationale des Avocats

  • 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)


+44 (0) 20 7556 4125 office
+44 (0)20 7785 9355 fax

69 Old Broad Street
London, UK EC2M 1QS