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Sophie Lawrance


Bristows LLP

United Kingdom


Information Technology Intellectual Property International Policy Law Legislation Litigation

Sophie is a London-based lawyer and specialises in EU and UK competition law. She has a particular interest in working with businesses in technology and pharmaceutical sectors, and in relation to the competition issues that arise in connection with standardised technology.

Sophie has significant experience of competition litigation in the UK courts, for example in cases involving standard essential patents and FRAND (fair, reasonable and non discriminatory terms for licensing patents). Sophie has also advised in the context of numerous cases before competition regulators at EU and national level, including in dawn raid situations.

Sophie is a regular contributor to Bristows blog on the competition/IP interface, the CLIP Board:

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Keywords: competition, law, legal, lawyer, tech lawyer, European law, UK law, antitrust, patents, FRAND