Suzanne Innes-Stubb practices EU and regulatory law, advising clients primarily on EU and UK competition, merger, data protection and anti-bribery law.
In the field of competition law, she advises on issues confronting a broad range of companies in their vertical and horizontal relationships with suppliers, customers and competitors, including supply and distribution agreements, compliance programs, cartels and investigations by the European Commission and the UK Competition Commission.
Ms. Innes-Stubb advises clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures at all stages of a transaction, from the initial merger analysis to final merger control clearance. Recent examples of cases in which she has assisted companies in obtaining EU or multi-national merger clearance include Ali Group's acquisition of Aga’s Foodservice Equipment division, the initial acquisition and subsequent divestiture of 50 percent of InterGen N.V. by GMR Infrastructure, the largest-ever acquisition of a global energy company by an Indian company, Metso’s acquisition of technical textile manufacture Tamfelt, Huhtamäki’s sale of its European rigid plastic consumer goods packaging operations to Sun European Partners LLP and Itochu’s acquisition of a shareholding in Metsä Fibre.
In the context of EU and UK data protection law, Ms. Innes-Stubb’s practice includes advice on the development of compliance programs, employment issues (including problems arising in the context of international investigations), cross-border transfers, e-mail marketing, the use of subscriber data, the implementation of whistle-blowing hotlines and the implications of mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Innes-Stubb has also advised a number of companies on compliance programs and investigations in the field of anti-bribery law, with a focus on compliance with the UK Bribery Act.
She has particular experience advising clients in the fields of communications, electronics manufacturing, the rolling stock industry, packaging, consumer goods, engineering and the paper & pulp industry.
Ms. Innes-Stubb joined the Brussels office of White & Case in 1999 and moved to White & Case Helsinki in 2009.
Bars and Courts
Finnish Bar Association, 2009
Solicitor of England and Wales, 1997
LLM, College of Europe, Bruges, 1995
Legal Practice Diploma, College of Law, London, 1994
BSc, University of Surrey, 1992
Ms. Innes-Stubb is a regular speaker on competition and data protection issues and has published articles on both topics. Recent conference presentations and articles include the following:
Presentation “Data protection law and investigations” at the Legal Council of the Conference Board, 8 March 2012
Presentation “Asserting Procedural Rights and Due Process Safeguards” at C5’s Conference on Managing Competition Risk and Compliance, London 13-14 October 2010
Co-author, "The English High Court Sees a Way Through Public Policy Objections to the Recovery of Cartel Fines From Company Executives (Safeway Stores)," e-Competitions, March 2010-I
Co-author, "A Tale of Two Sector Inquiries: Comparing and Contrasting Experiences in the UK and EU," Global Competition Policy, November 2008 (1)
Co-author, "The UK Office of Fair Trading imposes its highest ever fine and applies leniency in the course of civil and criminal law proceedings (British Airways)," e-Competitions, October 2007-I
Co-author, "The OFT uses for the first time home search powers for a criminal investigation into a suspected cartel (Marine hoses cartel)," e-Competitions, Criminal Antitrust-II
"The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal awards for the first time ever interim damages in an abuse of dominant position case on the drugs market (Healthcare at Home/Genzyme)," e-Competitions, December 2006-I
"Whistle-Blowing Hotlines under EU Data Protection Law," BNA, Inc. Privacy & Security Law Report, July 3, 2006