Davis Polk & Wardwell

United Kingdom

Review

Dispute resolution

Competition work remains a key focus for Davis Polk & Wardwell and Nicholas Spearing is the key name in the firm’s antitrust department. The London team regularly represent its clients before the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority.

Key highlights for the firm during the research period include advising Comcast Corporation on its $39 billion acquisition of Sky. The firm also advised Goldman Sachs Group on its $3 billion acquisition of Boyd Corporation, advising on the antitrust aspects of the matter.Spearing was the lead partner on all cases worked on during the research period.