TupperS Law

Lee Chisman-Russell

Consultant, Competition & Regulatory Lawyer
Scotland & London


My enthusiasm for competition law was ignited when I completed a Masters Degree in Competition Law at Exeter in 2015 and I have been hooked ever since.  My educational background in economics, mixed with the desire to carve out a legal career meant that competition law was the natural choice. 

I then joined TupperS Law as a competition paralegal in 2016 where my passion for the topic really took hold. I then trained at a firm which focused primarily on competition law and was renowned for its expertise in this area. 

Fast Forward to today, my practice primarily focuses on contentious/advisory competition matters where I have: 

  • Represented clients in several CMA regulatory investigations and subsequent appeals before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (from the Modelling Sector, through to Construction/Demolition and Pharmaceuticals). 
  • Gained valuable experience representing and advising multiple class representatives in opt-out competition class actions; 
  • Handled stand-alone and follow-on actions before the Competition Appeal Tribunal relating to both Chapter I/Art.101 and Chapter II/Art.102.
  • Notable clients I've been fortunate to act for include a leading Japanese car manufacturer, a premium watch brand, and the leading supplier of private hire vehicles.
  • Advised on and designed numerous niche distribution agreements across a broad spectrum of industries for household name businesses.

After establishing my own competition law consulting business, it was the commitment to exceptional client service and the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded competition experts who share a clear focus on our purpose that drew me back to TupperS Law. I have been an integral part of the TupperS Law team since 2021.

Outside of practice, I guest lecturer at universities in both England and Scotland on UK and EU competition law (to LLB and LLM cohorts). I have designed and delivered competition law "advisory summer schools" aimed at junior competition lawyers or more senior lawyers whose practice area is not competition law but who nevertheless have an interest in competition law or a close practice area which would benefit from a greater understanding of competition law (i.e., corporate, M&A, etc.).

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    Lee's Experience

    Specialist expertise
    Competition law
    Competition litigation
    CMA decisions/investigations
    Merger control
    State aid
    Public procurement
    Solicitor, Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
    Professional and Community Involvement
    University Guest Lecturer, Competition Law
    Member, Competition Law Association
    Member, Law Society of England and Wales
    Merger News Editor, European Competition Law Review (2022)

      Demolition services
      Retained to assist the recipient of a request for information from the Competition and Markets Authority in the context of a cartel investigation

      Case 1569/5/7/22: Instaplanta (Yorkshire) Limited v. Leeds City Council
      Advice to a business offering advertising on the sides of roadside planters regarding the actions of a local municipal council and dominant competitor – claim settled successfully in favour of Tuppers Law client – Instaplanta

      Case 1587/1/12/23: Squibb Group Limited v. the CMA
      Retained to represent a demolition services company with regard to a cartel investigation led by the Competition and Markets Authority – challenge still pending before the CAT with Squibb having declared insolvency in December 2023

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