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Lee Chisman-Russell

Junior Consultant

Lee has been working in competition law since 2015. His practice focuses predominantly on contentious competition matters, having acted for clients in a number of the CMA’s regulatory cartel investigations, and subsequent appeals before the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Lee has unique experience acting for class representatives in opt out competition class actions, as well as stand-alone actions before the Tribunal. Lee has advised household names on matters of competition law such as Mitsubishi Motors, Yankee Candle, Swatch, and Addison Lee.

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Lee Chisman

Background & Experience

University of Law (2021)
Higher Rights of Audience (HRA), Civil Rights.

University of Law (2018 – 2020)
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL); Legal Practice Course (LPC). Thesis: “Does the
law strike the right balance between IP rights and EC competition law?”

University College London (2016 – 2017)
M.A., & PGCE. Distinction.
Thesis: “Is the current legal education system fit for purpose?” Awarded Institute of
Education ‘Leaders in Education’ prize.

University of Exeter (2015 – 2016)
LL.M., Competition law. Distinction.
Thesis: “Is due consideration given to economic evidence by the courts when
interpreting appealed cases under Article 102 TFEU?” Supervisor: Prof. Andrea
Lista & Prof Mel Kenny.

University of Plymouth (2012 – 2015)
B.A., Business & Economics. First class honours.
Dissertation: “Extended warranties – paying for your consumer rights.” Supervisor:
Prof. Peter Shears. Graduated Deans List for academic excellence.

Solicitor, Member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Regulatory Investigations.

  • Acted for a defendant in CMA Chapter 1 investigation 50511.2 –
  • Acted for a defendant in CMA Chapter 1 investigation 50507.2 – Nortriptyline.
  • Acted for the defendants in CMA Chapter I investigation 9859-14 – Modelling

Competition Appeal Tribunal.

  • Case 1344/1/12/20 Lexon (UK) Limited v Competition and Markets Authority.
    Acted for the Appellant in the regulatory decision appeal.
  • Case 1359/5/7/20 Rest & Play Footwear Ltd v George Rye & Sons Ltd. Acted for
    the claimant in chapter I proceedings.
  • Case 1404/7/7/21 David Courtney Boyle & Edward John Vermeer v Govia
    Thameslink Railway Limited & Others. Acted for the class representatives in opt
    out collective proceedings.
  • Case 1351/5/7/20 Churchill Gowns Limited and Student Gowns Limited v Ede &
    Ravenscroft Limited and Others. Acting for the claimant in Chapter II

Transactional matters.

  • XPO Logistics / Kuehne + Nagel Drinkflow Logistics. Acted for the Target.
  • Premier Vet Alliance / Simplyhealth Group Limited. Acted for the Target.
  • Acting for a global Japanese car manufacture in the proposed sale of its spare
    parts business.