Michelle Clark is a partner in Willkie’s Antitrust & Competition and Litigation practices in London. Her areas of practice include competition litigation, UK and EU regulatory investigations and GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018 compliance and litigation.
Michelle is recognised in the market as a leading competition lawyer with particular experience in competition litigation. Acting for both claimants and defendants, she regularly coordinates multi-jurisdictional litigation with a particular focus on collective actions, cartel damages and abuse of dominance claims, often involving intellectual property and FRAND issues. Her experience includes litigating in the English High Court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Michelle also advises clients in relation to competition investigations, both infringement proceedings and market sector inquiries, and consequential appeals and judicial reviews following decisions of competition and regulatory authorities. Michelle's vast experience spans multiple industries, with a particular focus on the financial services, automotive, retail, sports, media, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Michelle also provides strategic and general competition counselling advice.
Alongside her busy competition litigation practice, Michelle is a highly regarded data protection lawyer. She regularly advises US/EU companies on GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 compliance, data transfers, breaches and data protection litigation.
Michelle is recognised by Law.com in its “Rising Stars 2022: The UK's Best Up and Coming Female Lawyers” list, as one of the UK’s top 25 female lawyers under age 40. Michelle was also ranked as a “key lawyer” by The Legal 500 for Competition Litigation in 2020 and 2021.