David Henry is a practising UK barrister, whose practice focuses on European competition law, including merger control, cartels and abuse of dominance, and the interaction between antitrust and intellectual property. He represents companies and trade associations in the aluminium, air transport, car parts, chemicals, electronics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, power generation, food retailing and financial services and payment systems sectors. He also advises clients in proceedings before the European courts and national competition authorities. David also has considerable experience in export control matters, dispute resolution and white-collar crime.

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  • Represented generic companies in a European Commission investigation concerning reverse payment settlement cases
  • Represented a smart card chips manufacturer in a European Commission investigation
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in gaining merger clearance before the European Commission

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  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), Past Presidents Award for the Best National Report (Antitrust/Litigation) 2014
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021, Competition: EU and Global
  • Best Business Economics Article – Antitrust Writing Awards 2012
  • Diplock Scholar of the Middle Temple in London
  • European Union Inter-Institutional Competition Laureate


Inns of Court School of Law, London, BVC, 2006
College of Europe, Bruges, LLM, 2003
King’s College London, LLB, 2002
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, German/EU Law, 2001
Fettes College in Edinburgh, 1998

England and Wales
Brussels E-list

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