07:53, July 17 283 0

2017-07-17 07:53:07
Freshfields competition partner leaves for pupillage at Brick Court

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer competition partner Jon Lawrence is to pursue a pupillage at Brick Court Chambers.

It is expected that Lawrence will join Brick Court as a tenant in the autumn of 2018 upon successful completion of his pupillage.

He will stay at Freshfields until then, with one of his biggest recent cases being Mastercard’s £14bn claim over unlawful interchange fees. Lawrence is leading the team for payment processing giant, against Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Lawrence, who leads the firm’s competition litigation team, is a Freshfields lifer and has worked at the magic circle firm since 1984. He is also co-head of its cartel skills group, having worked on the defence of cartel claims for Volvo and Renault, as well as ABB and Bayer.

Speaking of Lawrence’s career change, Freshfields’ dispute resolution head David Scott said: “It’s testament to the quality of our partners that they have the opportunity to broaden their careers.

“Jon’s move offers those clients who are working with him continuity – and of course they also have that from within the outstanding team we have in the firm, which has had a longstanding approach of dual-partnering our cases, and will remain the most highly-regarded competition litigation team in the market.”