Panelist Profile


Pat Treacy

Bristows LLP, Partner (UK)


Pat has specialised in EU law and competition law since 1986, handling landmark cases at EU and national level. She advises regularly on the complex legal and policy issues arising where competition law and intellectual property law intersect. Consequently, clients in high technology sectors including life sciences and TMT seek her advice regularly. Pat represents clients before the competition authorities and courts, whilst also advising on competition law issues in complex agreements and on the competition law responsibilities affecting dominant companies. Pat is a member of the Competition Law Association; the UK Association of European Lawyers; and The Law Society’s Competition Section. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice and Competition Law Insight. Pat lectures and writes widely on topical issues. She also teaches the competition law module on the University of Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice course.