Gustaf Duhs


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Gustaf Duhs

Gustaf heads up the firm's competition and regulatory team and has experience of advising on a broad range of regulatory law matters.

These include:

  • competition law matters, such as competition law investigations and merger control;
  • EU law matters such as public procurement, state aid and free movement;
  • consumer law investigations;
  • international trade and sanctions law; and
  • anti-bribery law.

Gustaf also has extensive experience of drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on commercial law matters.

He is listed in the legal directories as a leading individual in Competition and European Law, where sources described him as “a real expert in his field” and ".. a very gifted competition lawyer, charming and persuasive and great with clients - particularly explaining the technical intricacies of competition law in straightforward and comprehensible language to clients." Gustaf is described by clients in Chambers UK 2018 as a "highly impressive solicitor - client-focused, practical and able to interact effectively with regulators". Another asserts that he "has an eye for detail but also the ability to see the wider picture and bring both together to form and excellent case".

Stevens & Bolton LLP's highly-rated competition practice is headed by Gustaf Duhs, who is many clients' "first port of call for competition queries", thanks in part to his '"razor-sharp advice and upper-class service; he cuts to the heart of a problem and goes the extra mile to solve them in the most commercially elegant way". The practice is regularly called on to advise FTSE corporates multinational clients on strategic competition matters, with particular strength in the life sciences, TMT and FMCG sectors.

Gustaf frequently writes articles, lectures and provides media commentary on competition law and related regulatory issues. His professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Law Society’s Competition Section.

He joined Stevens & Bolton LLP from Burges Salmon LLP and before that worked as a legal adviser at the Office of Fair Trading.

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