Susan Bright

Susan Bright

Regional Managing Partner - UK and Africa
London, Brussels

'Clients describe as 'practical, user-friendly and efficient''

Chambers 2015

Susan Bright brings her innovative spirit to everything she touches. As leader of the firm's global competition practice for seven years, Susan made sure it became recognised as one of the top practices globally.

Currently a member of the firm's leadership team, she manages our business in the UK and Africa. An antitrust/competition lawyer, Susan helps clients deal with some of the most complex and stressful issues they face, such as intrusive investigations by regulators. For more than 20 years, Susan honed her skills in Brussels, Washington, D.C., and London. Those years taught her that–with more than 100 jurisdictions around the world now with merger control requirements–providing a global strategy is a must.

Today, Susan is often working with colleagues in the U.S., Asia, and elsewhere, to provide a single coordinated global response. She helps clients complete their deals by obtaining the necessary merger clearances in Europe and across the globe. Susan also leads a project to encourage innovation in the way we engage with our clients and each other. Susan helps clients in a range of industries, including financial services, insurance, transportation, and consumer goods.

As a Solicitor Advocate, she works with clients in related litigation, including damages claims–now a feature of most antitrust investigations. The Lawyer counts Susan among the "Hot 100" and Legal Business calls her one of the "50 Most Influential Women in Law". Susan is a founding member of the Competition Law Forum, part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). She was a Trustee of BIICL for six years, and is an active supporter of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Who's Who Legal


Winner of the Legal Business Award for Competition Team of the Year


Best Woman Solicitor managing a large practice
Law Society Association of Women Solicitors


50 most influential women in law
Legal Business


Competition Law (UK)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


University of Oxford, Somerville College, 1991


The Law Society

American Bar Association Antitrust Section

British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Competition Law Forum

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Solicitor, Republic of Ireland

Representative experience

Advising a syndicate of banks on the capital reorganisation of New Star Asset Management.

Advising SABMiller on its successful appeal of a decision by the Tanzanian Competition Commission concerning bottle pooling and branding agreements.

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