Recognised as a Future Female Leader by the Financial Times in 2018, Sharon is a specialist UK and EU competition lawyer with experience of working in London and Brussels on all aspects of UK and EU competition law.
As a leading member of the firm’s global TMT and Digital practice, Sharon has particular experience in advising technology, digital platform and payments businesses on contentious and non-contentious matters before the European Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority and the English High Court, including on the intersection of competition law with intellectual property law.
Sharon is a Visiting Lecturer at Kings College London on Advanced Competition and Patent Law. She is also a Non-Executive Director and Trustee of Rosa: the UK Fund for Women and Girls; and has co-chaired the Freshfields Women’s Network, of which she is also a founding member.
Visa Inc in its successful resolution of the European Commission's investigation into its international interchange fees; and Visa Europe in its successful defence against an interim measures application to the UK Competition and Markets Authority - the first application for interim measures following the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act;
Hellman & Friedman in obtaining unconditional clearances from the European Commission when acquiring payments businesses Nets and Concardis;
Ericsson in its defence before the English High Court in the landmark Unwired Planet v Huawei litigation involving Unwired Planet, Huawei, Samsung and Google and concerning the transfer and licensing of standard essential technology patents; and
the London Stock Exchange Group on the European Commission's in-depth investigation into its proposed merger with Deutsche Börse; and separately in obtaining unconditional clearance from the UK Office of Fair Trading when acquiring a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet.