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Ruth Derruau

Senior Associate

Contact
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, French

Ruth is a Senior Associate in the Competition & Trade Team in London. She has advised on a range of antitrust, merger control, regulatory and procurement matters for over seven years. Ruth advises clients across a number of industry sectors with a particular focus on the energy and consumer products sectors.

Ruth has both UK and EU merger control experience, having obtained clearances for clients in Phase 1 and Phase 2 proceedings, both unconditionally and with remedies. She advises several international companies on competition issues in their distribution and pricing arrangements. Ruth also advises on state aid, procurement and consumer protection law.

Ruth graduated in Law with French and studied at both Cardiff University and Université de Toulouse 1. She joined CMS Cameron McKenna in March 2014.

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Relevant experience

  • A global consumer goods company on its distribution/pricing policy.
  • Major international companies on competition law “behavioural” issues including abuse of dominance and restrictive practices.
  • Trade associations on competition issues relating to the conduct of their meetings as well as their constitution and governance arrangements.
  • Various clients on competition law compliance and dawn raids.
  • Companies in a range of sectors on merger clearances at UK, EU and multi-jurisdictional levels.
  • Various companies in the energy sector, on the state aid implications of renewable and other projects.
  • Post Office Ltd on the design and implementation of its tower procurements and other procurements.
  • National Grid on procurement matters relating to various projects.
  • Suppliers active in a variety of sectors on potential procurement challenges.
  • Microsoft on the CMA’s consumer law investigation into the supply of online gaming memberships.
  • A secondary ticketing platform on the CMA’s consumer law investigation into the online secondary tickets market.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Law Society's Competition Section
  • Competition Law Association
  • Procurement Lawyers’ Association
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Education

  • 2015 – Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King’s College, London
  • 2009 – Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law, Guildford
  • 2008 – LL.B in Law and French, Cardiff University, Cardiff 
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12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the next twelve years. The new VBER/VGL in­tro­duce sev

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De­tailed scru­tiny needed to make the Pro­cure­ment Bill de­liv­er against its...
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03/12/2021
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In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is ad­vising Blue Prism Group (Blue Prism), the AIM lis­ted ro­bot­ic pro­cess auto­ma­tion soft­ware com­pany, on a re­com­men­ded cash of­fer made by US fintech com­pany SS&C Tech­no­lo­gies...
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