Centre for Law, Economics and Society


Simon Holmes

Associate member, Centre for Law, Economics and Society

Simon Holmes has some 40 years experience of competition law and policy as a practitioner, academic and now as a member of the judiciary. Until 2017 he was global head of competition law at King & Wood Mallesons ( and formerly SJ Berwin)- advising many of the world’s leading companies. 
He is now a judge at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Competition Law and Policy, Oxford University and an advisor to the NGO Client Earth.
He has recently been appointed by the European Commission as a non governmental advisor ( NGA) for the International Competition Network ( ICN).
In addition he has been assisting UNCTAD develop an agreement on International Cooperation in Competition Law Enforcement. 
Simon  has first class degrees in law and economics from Cambridge University and in European Law from the Institut d’Etudes Européen, Université Libre de Bruxelles. He has spoken widely on competition law issues around the world. 
Simon has a particular interest in the relationship between competition law and sustainability. He recently spoke on this topic at Science Po and  his latest article, Climate Change, Sustainability and Competition Law has just been published as a working paper by the Centre for Competition Law and Policy.