Eric Lamb

Call 1975

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Eric has broad and extensive experience of defending and prosecuting a vast range of serious offences in the criminal courts.

He is instructed regularly by many leading defence practices in Merseyside. He is a Grade 4 CPS Prosector and is appointed to the Attorney-General’s Unified B List of Prosecutors.

Eric has an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and is adept at understanding and acting upon the intricacies of each legal issue. He offers robust, well thought out arguments, and it is this, coupled with a detailed approach to his submissions, that has enabled his practice to go from strength to strength.

Criminal Cases

Representative UK cartel and behavioural cases:

Representing company implicated in European Commission’s cartel investigation into underground and submarine power cables (including appeal of European Commission decision to General Court)

Representing Hachette UK, one of the UK’s largest book publishers, in OFT’s and European Commission’s investigations into eBooks

Representing multi-national company implicated in OFT’s A-B-C cartel investigation into health and beauty products

Representing company implicated in European Commission’s cartel investigation into LCDs

Representing company implicated in European Commission’s cartel investigation into optical disk drives

Advice to large UK insurance company following on from investigation by OFT into information exchanges in motor insurance sector

Representing chemicals company in Chapter II/Article 102 investigation before OFT

Representing company implicated in European Commission’s cartel investigation into copper fittings

Advising leading UK transport company in Chapter II proceedings before OFT

Representing IMS Health in Article 102 investigation by European Commission

Representative litigation work:

Ongoing advice on multi-million pound follow-on damages action

Advising sports federation on potential challenge under EU competition and free movement rules

Public procurement challenge to awards of 2015 duty solicitor contracts by Legal Aid Agency Ltd. v Google Inc., Google Ireland, and Google UK Ltd. (damages claim/abuse o dominance)

Bord Na Mona plc v British Polythene Industries plc. (follow-on damages action before English High Court relating to European Commission’s industrial bags cartel decision)

Advising electronics manufacturer regarding potential follow-on damages claims before English High Court/Competition Appeals Tribunal

Adidas Salomon AG v Lawn Tennis Association; and Adidas Salomon AG v International Tennis Federation(alleged breaches of EU/UK competition law)

Appeal of power cables cartel decision to EU’s General Court

Case C‐550/07 P Akzo Nobel (intervention in case relating to legal privilege for in-house Counsel)

Case T-464/04 Independent Music Publishers and Labels Association (Impala) v Commission (appeal against European Commission’s decision approving SONY/BMG merger)

T-184/01 IMS Health Inc v Commission and Case C-481/01 P(R), NDC Health (appeal against interim measures order by European Commission to license IP to competitor)

Representative EU merger cases: Arcelor/Mittal Steel (first phase divestiture remedy)

SONY/BMG (unconditional approval following second-phase review)


Motorola Mobility/Flextronics

Suntory/Beam Inc.

Representative UK merger cases:


British Salt/New Cheshire (unconditional clearance following second-phase review and first case in which second-phase provisional findings were overturned)

Hachette/Time Warner Book Group

Unilever/Alberto Culver (novel brand-splitting divestiture remedy before OFT)

Western Union/Travelex Global Business Payments

Representative multi-jurisdictional merger cases:


Becton Dickinson/Safety Syringes(unconditional clearance following second-phase review in Germany)

Glencore/Viterra (including unconditional clearance in China following third-phase review)

Motorola Mobility/Flextronics

Tellabs/Marlin Equity

Unilever/Alberto Culver

Representative EU State aid work:

Advice to company active in aerospace sector over several investment projects, including meetings with European Commission and UK government officials

Advice to European utility company over power supply agreements

Advice in connection with M&A transactions in which target companies were potential recipients of State aid

Advising local authorities on infrastructure funding

Advice to charities receiving Big Lottery Funding