Timothy McIver’s practice focuses on EU and UK competition law and regulatory matters, including obtaining clearance for complex merger investigations before the European Commission and UK competition authorities, as well as coordinating merger approvals across multiple jurisdictions worldwide. On the contentious side, he has broad experience advising on behavioural matters, including EU and UK investigations of alleged abuses of dominance, market investigations and studies, as well as representing clients before various UK sectoral regulators. Much of his work is international in nature and involves counselling clients on their global antitrust strategy. He has particular experience advising in the fields of financial services, technology, chemicals, energy (electricity and gas), natural resources, aviation, communications and private equity.

Mr. McIver is included in Who’s Who Legal’s Future Leaders chapter for Competition for a third consecutive year, and he is also named by Expert Guides in its Rising Stars list. He is recommended by The Legal 500 UK in the area of EU and competition law, with clients describing him as “pragmatic, strategic and highly responsive,” and as having “a very good grasp of the competition landscape.” Previous editions of the guide have quoted clients describing him as a “top-quality lawyer” with a “methodical approach.”

Mr. McIver is a member of the Competition Section of The Law Society of England and Wales. He is co-author of the chapter on merger control issues in Insurance and Investment Management M&A and has frequently written and spoken on competition law and compliance topics. Recent articles include “Debevoise Discusses The UK’s Proposed National Security Review For M&A Deals,” The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (October, 2018); “Debevoise On Brexit: The ‘No-Deal Deal’,” The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (February, 2018); “Excessive pricing: new use for a neglected tool in the enforcement armoury?,” Global Competition Review (June, 2017); “Merger Control in the UK (England and Wales): Overview,” Practical Law (June, 2016); “Restraints of Trade and Dominance in the UK (England and Wales): Overview,” Practical Law (June, 2016); “Brexit’s Effect On Financial And Insurance Regulation” Law 360 (April 2016); “SEPs – recent legal developments,” Intellectual Property Magazine (November, 2015); “Competition for privacy in the era of big data,” Intellectual Property Magazine (September, 2015); “European Competition Commissioner announces proposed sector inquiry into cross-border ecommerce,” European Competition Law Review (August, 2015); and “High Court Refuses Application For Early Disclosure In Rate Rigging Case,” Practical Law (February, 2015).

Mr. McIver graduated in 1998 with a double first class honours degree from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He went on to study at the London College of Law where he passed with distinction. He was enrolled as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2003.


  • College of Law, London, 2001, L.P.C.
  • College of Law, London, 2000, GDL
  • University of Cambridge, 1998, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales