VINCENT BROPHY has over 20 year’s experience in counseling and representing clients on matters involving antitrust/competition law. He is an experienced advocate who appears before the authorities in mergers, cartels and antitrust investigations, as well as in related litigation before the courts.
Vincent advises across a wide spectrum of industries and services. His experience ranges from mining and minerals to energy, consumer goods, payments, wholesale/retail banking, insurance, technology and foodstuffs.
Vincent has received acknowledgement from numerous industry ranking guides, including the following;
- Chambers UK 2024 – Ranked for Competition Law, where clients comment, “He has the rare quality of knowing how to listen, as well as being responsive, cordial, and pragmatic. His advice is incisive —- he makes an immediate difference.”
- Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, and Chambers UK 2023 – Ranked for Competition Law, with sources saying, “He has exceptional judgement and gives us the senior-level judgement we need for the most sensitive matters,” and, “Vincent understood the delicate balance of the regulatory imperative against our commercial drivers, providing sound and measured advice.”
- Chambers Global 2022 – Ranked for Competition Law, where clients comment, “Vincent is brilliant —- clear, compelling advice which is practical and rooted in great experience.”
- Chambers Europe 2016 – Ranked for Competition Law, where he was described to be “highly rated by rivals” and to “excel in conduct work.” He has also been commended as a “class act ... client-focused, a very silky operator. Behind the smooth veneer is an excellent and tough legal mind.”
He has won several professional accolades for his client work, including the Global Competition Review 2016 award for “European Behavioural Matter of the Year” for leading the representation of Deutsche Bank in the European Commission’s investigation into the credit default swaps markets; and the Legal Business 2007 award for “Competition Team of the Year” for representing Mastercard before the Competition Appeal Tribunal in its appeal against a ruling of the UK antitrust authority (Office of Fair Trading).
He regularly publishes and is a member of the editorial board of the European Competition Journal.
Vincent studied at the University of Oxford and the University of Paris. He works in both English and French and is admitted in Brussels and London.
Prior to joining Sidley in 2020, Vincent was a partner in the antitrust practice of another international law firm.