David Went from Exchange Chambers in Leeds has once again been recommended by Who’s Who Legal, making him the only competition law barrister outside London to be named by the publication.
Went, who is listed in Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2018 for the third year in succession, covers both the advisory and litigation 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, Went’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, and utilities.
He is internationally renowned as a leading competition law specialist, having been recognised as one of the UK’s leading competition lawyers worldwide under 45 years old in Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017. He was previously named in in Global Competition Review’s list of leading competition lawyers under 40 years old worldwide in 2012.
Went is currently 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 the EU Truck Cartel.
Earlier this year, he also achieved a rare successful summary disposal of a competition law matter when the High Court handed down a judgment dismissing the competition elements of a counterclaim in a non-solicitation case between Seafood Holdings Limited (Seafood) and My Fish Company Limited (My Fish).