Tom Usher Partner

Tom advises on all aspects of EU and UK competition law including competition compliance, merger clearance, the treatment of vertical agreements and abusive practices, cartels and other horizontal agreement between competitors and state aid, acting for financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers, broadcasters, collecting societies and content providers.

Tom has a particular focus on the financial services sector and other regulated industries and has considerable expertise in advising on sectoral inquiries in relation to financial services, broadcasting markets, extended warranties and pricing issues.

He has brought and defended a number of actions based on competition law and wider EU and public law issues, before the UK domestic courts and in Europe and has been involved in leading cases in the betting and gaming and broadcasting sectors dealing with collective selling, exclusive licensing arrangements, database rights and regulatory issues.

What people are saying


"Interviewees say that [Tom] is ‘an absolute class act’ and highlight ‘his experience, sector understanding and commercial perspective’ as key strengths."

Chambers UK 2020

"Tom Usher is recognised as a leading competition lawyer."

Chambers UK 2020

"Tom Usher is 'great on the letter of the law but distils it into bite-sized chunks that are easily digestible by non-lawyers'."

Chambers UK 2018

"Tom Usher 'combines expertise with pragmatism', is a 'good listener' and provides 'commercial advice'."

The UK Legal 500 2018

"Tom Usher 'combines expertise with pragmatism'… and provides 'commercial advice'."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"Tom Usher receives extensive praise from clients for both his extensive expertise and approachable character. One client stated: 'Tom has consistently demonstrated a thorough knowledge and understanding of our business, and his competition law expertise is second to none'."

Chambers UK 2017

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