Susan Singleton

Susan Singleton is a solicitor with her own London solicitor’s firm, Singletons, which specialises in competition law, intellectual property, data protection and corporate/commercial law, both non-contentious and contentious. Until 2016 she was Vice Chairman of the Competition Law Association. She is author of 33 books and contributor to 48 more. She advises a wide range of UK and international clients. The 5th edition of her book Commercial Agency Agreements - Law and Practice was published in 2020 and the the 8th edition of Joint Ventures and Shareholders'  Agreements in 2021. She produced the  5th edition of the textbook E-Commerce and Convergence - A Guide to the Law of Digital Media in 2021.  After working as a solicitor at London law firms Slaughter and May and Bristows, she founded her own London firm of solicitors. She brought the first action for damages for breach of the competition rules to reach an English court (Arkin v Borchard Lines) and in 2015 was involved in litigation for clients in both the CJEU and UK in relation to challenges to EU and UK tobacco legislation. She advises lots of clients in particular about EU competition law and selective distribution agreements including in the pharma/ veterinary sectors, both for parallel importers and for brand owners and is regularly in involved in sales and purchase of companies. She was editor of the looseleaf Kluwer’s Comparative Law of Monopolies. In 2015-16 she was heavily involved in litigation before the English courts and CJEU in litigation relating to EU and UK legislation in the tobacco sector and in 2017 won damages for a client in trade infringement litigation (IPEC).

She wrote Business, the Internet and the Law looseleaf in 1999 which she still updates three times a year.  In 2021 she was nominated as a Female Tech Law Hero for International Women's Day for The Society for Computers and Law.  In 2021 she updated the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act commentary for LexisNexis, legal publishers.

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