Sam is originally a British national and has practiced as attorney (Advokat) for eight years in Copenhagen, Denmark with top tier law firm Gorrissen Federspiel. He has been with Szecskay since 2018. He is a seasoned competition law practitioner with extensive expertise in advising businesses on how to handle all antitrust issues including anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and merger control. One of Sam's particular areas of expertise is advising dominant companies on pricing strategies & discount design in order to avoid any form of pricing abuse.
Sam has vast experience within advocacy before national competition authorities and the European Commission and has an impressive track record of fending off accusations of wrong-doing on behalf of clients. He has represented companies in national court proceedings as well as at the General Court and European Court of Justice in Luxembourg – most recently in the landmark judgment of 20 December 2017 in case C-255/06, Falbert and others.
Sam has handled a substantial number of merger control cases including complex and economics heavy Phase II investigations. Moreover, state aid and general EU law fall within his field of expertise.
In 2019, Sam was selected by Global Competition Review’s independent research with clients and peers for recognition as Future Leader of competition law in Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2019 – a guide to the world’s leading competition lawyers and economists. He is recognized in the Legal500 as providing "practical and operational advice" in the area of EU competition law.
He is the founder of the network Young Competition Law Professionals and member of the panel of permanent & featured blog contributors at Kluwer Competition Law Blog where he regularly blogs about topical issues and new tendencies within EU antitrust.
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