Iona is a specialist competition economist, and has led major projects for competition authorities, lawyers, and companies. She has extensive experience in the application of competition policy and the assessment of competition across a range of sectors including transport, financial services, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. She brings direct experience of working on analyses of market definition, market power, abuse of dominance, agreements, and barriers to entry. She also has expertise in estimating consumer harm and damages created by a variety of behaviors and market structures, such as cartels and mis-selling. Iona holds an MSc Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc (First) in economics and French from the University of Birmingham. Iona also spent a year studying economics at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Michele’s practice covers all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including merger control and foreign investment, cartels, abuse of dominance, state aid and regulated industries.
She has particular experience of advising clients in the regulated sectors, including energy and utilities, water and telecoms. Based in London, she has also spent time on secondment in our Beijing, Brussels and Washington DC offices.
Michele is recommended for EU and Competition law in the 2017 and 2018 editions of the UK Legal 500, where she is named as a Next Generation Lawyer. She is also recognised as a Future Leader in Competition Law in the 2017 and 2019 editions of Who's Who Legal: Competition and as one of the 40 Notable Women Competition Professionals in Europe in Private Practice by Women AT’s 40 in their 40s publication.