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Robert Bell
Robert Bell
Bryan Cave LLP - London
44 20 3207 1232

Robert Bell is head of the EU & UK competition team at Bryan Cave. He is a market-leading competition lawyer with over 20 years' experience in advising clients on their EU and UK competition law matters. He acts on a range of complex competition and regulatory matters and has been involved in some of the leading cases before the OFT, European Commission and the UK and European Courts.

He works across a number of sectors advising clients on a range of legal issues including merger controls, restrictive practices, compliance programmes, trade law and public procurement law. Robert has a particular sector specialism in advising international technology and media clients on the application of competition law and new media and telecommunications regulation, and on competition litigation. He is renowned for providing clients with innovative solutions to complex problems.

Robert is recognised as a leading individual by Chambers UK 2013. He draws warm acclaim from market commentators. His expertise in competition law is extensive as is his understanding of the technology and media sectors. Clients note that “He knows us well so we don’t need to teach him all over again.”

Robert is currently Chair of the City of London Law Society's Competition Law Committee, which liaises with the UK Government and the EU & UK competition regulators in connection with the reform of competition law and practice. He is a regular speaker and writer on competition and procurement law issues.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chair of the City of London Law Society's Competition Law Committee

  • Full Assistant of the Court of the City of London Solicitors Livery Company

  • Law Society Competition Group

  • Competition Lawyers Association


  • English

  • French