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David Howe is a competition, EU and public lawyer, and Senior Consultant at Scott+Scott UK LLP.


  • Acted for a range of multinational clients on the full spectrum of competition investigations (in both the UK and internationally) litigation and advice
  • Conducted competition damages claims in the English High Court, Court of Appeal and Competition Appeal Tribunal, and also appeared in the European Court of Justice
  • Acted for Roche on its defence of litigation arising out of the Vitamins cartel (including in the Devenish litigation, which ruled on the availability of restitutionary and exemplary damages in follow-on claims)
  • Acted for EWS in its defence of claims brought by the administrators of Enron for damage following EWS’ abuse of dominance (the first follow-on damages action to go to trial in the Competition Appeal Tribunal)


  • Kings College London (completed an LLM in European Law)
  • Oxford University, (Short-listed for the All Souls Prize Fellowship)
  • Oxford University, studying the BCL (Oxford University’s LLM equivalent), graduating in 2005 with a Distinction and a university prize
  • Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris II), (Diploma in French Law)
  • Oxford University, studied Law and French Law, was appointed a scholar, and graduated in 2003 with First Class Honours (placed in the top 3% of his year)


  • Trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. After qualification, spent eight years in the competition and dispute resolution teams
  • Has significant wider expertise, including in bribery, public and regulatory law, and human rights matters
  • Lead associate coordinating a multi-jurisdictional regulatory and public law strategy for a major consumer products company
  • Has acted on a number of judicial reviews for a range of clients, including (as lead associate) on a significant judicial review of the lawfulness of domestic consumer products legislation, relying primarily on EU free movement and human rights grounds
  • Has expertise in the evolving body of hard and soft law arising out of the UN “Ruggie Principles” on Business and Human Rights, having assisted a major technology company on a full Ruggie-compliant assessment of, and mitigation strategy for, a new project
  • Has published articles on competition law, including in relation to the new EU Damages Directive