Simon Albert is a senior associate, dual-qualified in England & Wales and at the Brussels bar, with Alston & Bird’s Antitrust Team in London and Brussels. Simon focuses his practice on all aspects of EU and UK competition law across a wide range of industries, including antitrust damages actions. Simon has previously acted for clients in legal proceedings and merger notifications in numerous jurisdictions, including a number of multijurisdictional cartel investigations.
Simon is also expanding his practice to include advising on the UK’s recently introduced National Security & Investment Act, and equivalent regimes in the EU, including subsidy control, collaborating with colleagues in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office who advise on the existing CFIUS laws.
Before joining Alston & Bird, Simon worked for UK and U.S. firms of varying sizes and cultures in London, Paris, and Brussels on a wide range of behavioral and merger control matters. He has also worked at the UK competition authority, the Competition & Markets Authority.
Simon read History and German at Jesus College, Oxford University, before completing the PGDL and LPC at BPP Law School in London. Simon also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
Simon speaks English, French, and German.