We are a specialist competition and regulatory law firm.

We offer flexible and effective solutions to companies, public bodies, trade and professional associations and to other law firms.

With years of expertise in these fields, including in large and specialist City law firms, as well as public bodies such as the European Commission, the UK Cabinet Office and the European Court of Justice, our lawyers will use their deep insight and experience to help you defend, protect and optimise your opportunities.

Our Expertise

Wealth of Experience | Strategic Advice | Cutting Edge Litigation

We provide flexible, effective advice and solutions to competition and regulatory issues and handle competition and regulatory damages claims and other regulatory litigation. The firm provides a unique service, offering high quality, experienced and focussed assistance in a number of specialist areas. Discover more below.

Our Values

We believe that all businesses deserve to be able to compete fairly.

The market in which you compete can be skewed and manipulated by unfair practices: we are able to navigate through the complex legal issues involved and assist you in redressing these imbalances.

Government regulation of the economy creates opportunities and challenges which impact your business environment and can be central to your business strategy.

Sheppard | Co was founded with the aim of providing high quality, expert support to businesses of all kinds on accessible terms. We look to work closely with you to understand your needs and are also able to work alongside your existing advisers where there is a need for our specialist skills.

Our People

We have many years of combined experience in competition, regulation and public law. Meet the specialists:

Susannah Sheppard

Susannah is an expert competition and regulatory lawyer with over 20 years’ of experience including handling a number of cutting edge cases and issues. Prior to founding Sheppard | Co she worked as a partner in both large and niche city firms as well as in the Cabinet Office, the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Commission. She is described as "a shrewd negotiator" who is "highly focussed" and a "pleasure to work with".

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Julian Maitland-Walker

Julian Maitland-Walker has been leading figure in EU and competition law for many years having been an expert in private practice in both Brussels and the UK. He brought the first EU case on competition law damages which established the basic EU precedents and case law in this area.

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Rupert Croft

Rupert Croft is a recommended specialist competition law litigator and is described as “one of the top litigation solicitors in the UK” who “really understands how litigation works in a way few can match.”

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Jane Golding

Jane Golding is a senior EU law specialist, and a qualified barrister and solicitor. She has worked in the area of European law for over 20 years, at the European Commission, and in private practice in Italy, Germany, as well as in Brussels.

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Testimonials and Awards

Susannah Sheppard provided us with an excellent service representing our interests in a complex and difficult matter. She is a shrewd negotiator and pragmatic, with a keen eye for detail. Extremely organised, diligent and knowledgeable, I found Susannah to be helpful, responsive and a pleasure to work with."

Carl Hedger, Assistant County Solicitor, Devon County Council

Susannah Sheppard is sharp, highly focussed and very quick on the uptake. She cuts right down to the key arguments. Susannah is friendly and approachable and has the rare ability to be able to explain where a client is wrong, without ruffling feathers. I would recommend her without hesitation."

Dr. Colin Jackson, Aviation Expert

I highly recommend Susannah Sheppard at Sheppard | Co. She has been working with our company for over 3 years on quite a number of matters in relation to Competition Law, to a successful conclusion. Susannah is very quick to respond to queries and is friendly, patient and knowledgeable. We really enjoy dealing with Susannah and we will continue to use Sheppard | Co for ongoing and any future matters. "

Janine Dutton, Owner, Belle Lingerie Ltd