Sophie Lawrance

Partner

What is your expertise / specialism?
Competition / antitrust for tech and life sciences companies

Describe yourself in 3 words
Lawyer / parent / multi-tasker

What advice would you give someone doing your job?
Watch for trends… an irritating government/European Commission policy usually won’t last forever.

Best tech gadget growing up?
It’s a toss-up between Crazy Chefs and my hi-fi

Hobbies
Cycling, Scandi noir, spending time with my children

Most memorable moment of your career
A very kind person once described something I had done as ‘phenomenal’!

Who would you most like to get stuck in a lift with and why?
I’d rather walk up the stairs with pretty much anyone…

What others say

Sophie “has a rich understanding of competition law and is focused on delivering for her clients.” Chambers and Partners 2022
“Sophie Lawrance has a prominent practice in contentious competition matters, assisting clients with CMA investigations and allegations of anti-competitive behaviour, with significant experience in standard-essential patents and FRAND litigation.” Chambers and Partners 2022
“Sophie has an exceptional client base (she worked for ZTE in the famous Supreme Court case) and is able to both navigate highly complex issues and drive creative and novel global strategies.” Legal 500 2022
“Sophie Lawrance has a fantastic understanding of all issues on the competition law/intellectual property interface, especially in relation to all issues FRAND-related.” Legal 500 2022
“Sophie Lawrance is always up to date on all matters FRAND and beyond, quick with technical details and a pleasure to work with.” Legal 500 2022
“Sophie Lawrance - Always a pleasure to deal with.” Legal 500 2022
“Sophie Lawrance has a fantastic understanding of all issues on the competition law/intellectual property interface.” Legal 500 2022
“Sophie has an exceptional client base (she worked for ZTE in the famous Supreme Court case) and is able to both navigate highly complex issues and drive creative and novel global strategies.” Legal 500 2022