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Ross Ferguson
 

Ross Ferguson

Partner
 
Square de Meeus 1, Floor 7
Brussels B-1000 BE
 
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Ross Ferguson advises clients on all aspects of EU and U.K. merger control and antitrust regulation, including complex cross-border transactions, antitrust investigations and foreign direct investment reviews. He has extensive antitrust experience in a multitude of industries, including in financial services, infrastructure and technology and telecommunications.

Ross has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders as “an excellent competition lawyer. . . . He is efficient and reactive. It is a pleasure working with him.”

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Work Highlights
  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in its announced acquisition of Atlantia S.p.A
  • Nexi S.p.A. in its acquisition of payment provider SIA, which was cleared subject to conditions after an in-depth investigation by the Italian Competition Authority
  • IFM Investors in a wide range of infrastructure investments including DCT Gdansk, VTTI, Impala Terminals, Mersin Port, FCC Aqualia, GlasfaserPlus,M6toll,Naturgy, Buckeye, Global Container Terminals and Enwave
  • Hellman & Friedman and the NPD Group and in connection with the acquisition of Information Resources, Inc.
  • Ferro Corporation in its acquisition by Prince International Corporation
  • KKR in connection with the recommended offer to acquire ContourGlobal plc
  • EQT in respect of multiple acquisitions including its joint acquisition of Parexel and its acquisition of InstaVolt
Accolades
  • Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2021
Education
  • College of Law, Moorgate, London, 2009 LPC
  • Oxford University, 2007 B.A.
Admissions
  • England and Wales 2011

Ross Ferguson is based in the Firm’s Brussels office and advises on all aspects of EU and U.K. merger control and antitrust regulation. Ross regularly advises clients on complex cross-border transactions, antitrust investigations and foreign direct investment reviews. He has extensive antitrust experience in a multitude of industries, including in financial services, infrastructure and technology and telecommunications.

Ross’s recent work highlights include:

  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in its announced acquisition of Atlantia S.p.A
  • Nexi S.p.A. in its acquisition of payment provider SIA, which was cleared subject to conditions after an in-depth investigation by the Italian Competition Authority
  • IFM Investors in a wide range of infrastructure investments including DCT Gdansk, VTTI, Impala Terminals, Mersin Port, FCC Aqualia, GlasfaserPlus,M6toll, Naturgy, Buckeye, Global Container Terminals and Enwave
  • Hellman & Friedman and the NPD Group and in connection with the acquisition of Information Resources, Inc.
  • Ferro Corporation in its acquisition by Prince International Corporation
  • KKR in connection with the recommended offer to acquire ContourGlobal plc
  • EQT in respect of multiple acquisitions including its joint acquisition of Parexel and its acquisition of InstaVolt

Ross’s experience prior to joining Simpson Thacher includes:

  • VEON in its joint venture with CK Hutchison that led to the creation of WindTre and the subsequent sale of its interest in WindTre to CK Hutchison
  • Refinitiv and Blackstone in respect of the London Stock Exchange Group’s acquisition of Refinitiv following a Phase II review by the EU Commission
  • Anglo American in the formation of its joint venture with Lafarge S.A. involving an in-depth investigation in the U.K.
  • Peloton in its acquisition of Precor

Ross has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders as “an excellent competition lawyer . . . He is efficient and reactive. It is a pleasure working with him.”

Prior to joining Simpson Thacher, Ross was a senior associate at another international law firm. Ross earned his B.A. in law with law studies in Europe from Oxford University in 2007 and is admitted to practice in England and Wales.

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