Michael Zymler focuses his practice on EU and UK competition law and antitrust. Michael represents clients on abuse of dominance and cartel investigations before the Competition and Markets Authority, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the European Commission, the High Court, and the Court of Appeal. He has worked on behalf of a variety of distinguished clients from a wide range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences, mining, and technology. He is admitted to practice in New York and England and Wales.
Michael also acts in relation to mergers and acquisitions, and advises clients on public interest mergers. He also provides advice in the application of competition law to a wide range of commercial agreements and practices.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Michael undertook his training contract in Brussels, focusing on antitrust law. He has previously worked at King’s College London where he was a visiting lecturer in Copyrights and Trademarks, and at the European Commission as a stagiaire at the Office of the Hearing Officer for Competition Proceedings.
Acting for Advanz Pharma (formerly Concordia) in connection with challenges to CMA Search Warrants at the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Acting for Advanz Pharma in its defence against a Statement of Objections by the UK Competition and Markets Authority regarding alleged excessive pricing (Liothyronine Tablets).
Acting for Advanz Pharma in its defence against a Statement of Objections by the UK Competition and Markets Authority regarding an alleged pay-for-delay arrangement (Hydrocortisone Tablets).
Acting for a global electronics corporation in a major international cartel investigation.
Acted for an appellant in the appeal to the European Court of Justice against the European Commission’s optical disk drive cartel decision.
Stagiaire at the European Commission, Office of the Hearing Officer for Competition Proceedings.
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2015, LL.M., Fulbright Scholar
King's College London, 2009, LL.B.
University of Cambridge, Downing College, 2010, LL.M.
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Awards and Affiliations
Highly Commended, Competition Team of the Year, The Lawyer Awards (2022)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2017–2021)
Member, Law Society of England and Wales (Competition Section)