Boris Bronfentrinker is a partner in Willkie’s Litigation and Antitrust & Competition practices in London. Boris is a solicitor advocate practicing in complex commercial litigation, with particular experience in competition litigation. He has represented clients, both as claimants and defendants, in leading and high profile cases in both the High Court of England & Wales and the Competition Appeal Tribunal, as well as coordinating competition litigation proceedings in other jurisdictions globally. Regularly acting for both claimants and defendants gives Boris a unique perspective and insight into the conduct of competition disputes from both sides. Boris is experienced in not only litigating cases to judgment but also resolving claims through alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation.
Boris also has experience of representing clients in the defence of investigations by the European Commission and national competition authorities, including sector inquiries, as well as managing internal investigations into competition law and bribery/corruption issues.
Who’s Who Legal named Boris as a Global Elite – Thought Leader in Competition: Plaintiff and as one of their inaugural Thought Leaders – Competition, placing him among the very best globally in the area of competition litigation, as judged by his peers, corporate counsel and market sources. Who’s Who Legal states that Boris is “‘a very well-known name’ in Europe’s competition market, with ‘impressive advocacy skills’ and ‘a strong understanding of economic arguments’ which ensures that ‘novel approaches do not scare him.’” He is “a lawyer absolutely at the top of his game,” and is widely praised for his “instinctive and immediate analysis of litigation issues and tactics,” noting that “what Boris doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing.” Boris is recognised and highly ranked by Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global for Competition Law, as well as being ranked a leading individual in Competition Litigation by The Legal 500.
In 2016, Boris was featured in The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100’ list and Global Competition Review’s ‘40 under 40’ guide.
A native English speaker, Boris is also fluent in Russian.