David Went shortlisted for Regional Junior of the Year at Legal 500 Awards
November 28, 2019
Over many months of thorough research, The Legal 500 has conducted over 70,000 interviews with in-house counsel, law firms and sets in the UK to pin-point the most capable, expert practitioners and chambers operating at the top of their game across a number of different business sectors.
The awards are unique in the legal industry as they recognise each element of the profession equally, representing the very best law firms, chambers, barristers, in-house lawyers, business leaders and general counsel operating within the UK market.
Described as “a talented and intelligent competition law specialist” in the Legal 500 2020, David is widely recognised as a leading competition law specialist.
He was named as one of the UK’s leading competition law barristers by Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2019 – the fourth year in succession David has been the only barrister outside London to be recommended for competition law.
David was also recognised as one of the UK’s leading competition lawyers worldwide under 45 years old in Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017, having previously been named in in Global Competition Review’s list of leading competition lawyers under 40 years old worldwide.
His practice covers both litigation and advisory aspects of competition law, including cartels, commercial practices, abuse of dominance, mergers, public procurement, and State aid, as well as related areas of EU, public, and regulatory law.
Regularly appearing before EU and UK competition authorities and courts, David’s experience spans a broad range of industries, including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, financial services, FMCG, high-tech, insurance, IT/internet, life sciences, manufacturing, media, mining, publishing, shipping, sports, telecoms, transport, and utilities.
His current workload includes acting for the Road Haulage Association in bringing collective proceedings in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on behalf of road transport operators to claim compensation arising from a cartel involving European truck manufacturers. The RHA has over 11,000 truck operators signed up to its collective claim and a further 1,300 have registered interest and are going through the sign-up process. David is instructed in the case by Backhouse Jones.
The winners of the Legal 500 UK 2020 Awards will be announced in December.