Alexander M. Waksman’s practice focuses on EU and UK competition law, in particular merger control, anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance. 

He has written and spoken on a range of topics, including competition law, behavioural economics, financial regulation and corruption.

Alexander joined the firm in 2015. From 2015 to 2016 he worked in the firm’s Brussels office. He undertook a secondment to Hong Kong during his previous practice, advising on Asian competition law matters.

Selected Activities

Member, Editorial Board, European Competition Law Review


Co-editor of UK Competition Regime: A Practitioner’s Guide, September 2021

“United Kingdom” and “Global Overview,” Getting the Deal Through’s 2021 Dominance Guide, April 2021

United Kingdom,” Getting the Deal Through’s 2020 Dominance Guide, August 2020

Introduction in Antimonopoly & Unilateral Conduct 2017, Global Competition Review, July 28, 2020

Applying Economics to the Internet: Can Regulators and Competition Authorities Keep Pace?,” SSRN, December 2019

Growing Pains: Is Private Enforcement of State Aid Stuck in Adolescence?,” Competition Law Insight, November 2019

Global Merger Control – Where to Now?” by Nicholas Levy, Alexander Waksman, and Lanto Sheridan, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, September 2019

Co-author of “Ensuring Innovation Through Participative Antitrust,” Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, August 2019

United Kingdom,” Getting the Deal Through’s 2019 Competition Compliance Guide, June 2019

Co-author of the “Global Overview” and “United Kingdom” chapters, Dominance, Getting the Deal Through, 2019

Multi-Sided Platforms: Three Questions for Antitrust,” European Competition Law Review, April 2019

Where Angels Fear to Trade: Algorithms and Antitrust,” Financier Worldwide, Paul Gilbert and Alexander Waksman, February 19, 2019

Contributing editor and author of “Introduction” and “European Union” chapters, Antimonopoly & Unilateral Conduct, published by Global Competition Review, 2015-2018

Co-author of the “Global Overview” and “United Kingdom” chapters, Dominance, Getting the Deal Through, 2017-2018

“A Missed Opportunity: AKKA/LAA v Competition Council,” European Competition Law Review, January 2018

Bad Science:  Abuse And Effects In Online Markets,” Competition Policy International, November 2017

“The European Commission's e-commerce Sector Inquiry: from Market Power to Marketplace Power?,” Competition Law Journal, September 2017

“Competition Compliance - UK Chapter,” Getting the Deal Through, 2017-2018

“The benefit of hindsight: a comparison of individual exemption under EU and Hong Kong competition law,” European Competition Law Review, Volume 37(10) (pp.422-426) (2016)

“A comparative assessment of the EU's reforms to merger control and antitrust enforcement,” European Competition Journal, Nicholas Levy, Sven Frisch & Alexander Waksman (2016)

“The loss of innocence: revisions to the FCA Handbook and their implications for leniency and self-incrimination," European Competition Law Review, Volume 36(5), (pp. 232-235) (2015)

“Behavioural economics and market studies: a call for restraint,” Competition Law Journal, Vol. 14 Issue 1 (pp. 49-57) (2015)

“The Accuracy of Witness Testimony and the Psychology of Investigations,” Asian-MENA Counsel, Vol. 11 Issue 9 (pp. 36-39) (2014)

“Corruption and Effort among Political Agents: Analysing Incentives and Evidence from the UK and Italy," Polish Yearbook of Law and Economics, Vol. 3 (pp. 101-123) with Valerio Cosimo Romano (2013)


“UK Antitrust Enforcement Post-Brexit: What’s New and What’s to Come,” Cleary Gottlieb webinar, 2021

“UK Antitrust Enforcement Post-Brexit: What to Expect and How to Prepare,” Cleary Gottlieb webinar, 2020

“With Great Data Comes Great Responsibility?,” Big Data and Competition Law, KNect365, Brussels, 2019

“Multi-Sided Platforms: Innovation & Disruption,” Conference on Competition Law and Regulation in the Media, Broadcasting & Digital Sector, Brussels, 2018

“Big Data and Merger Control,” College of Europe seminar, 2016-2017

“The Hidden Power of Irrational Consumers: Behavioural Economics and Exploitative Abuses of Dominance,” 10th Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics, 2014