Edward (Ted) Henneberry is a member of Bingham’s Antitrust and Competition Group, splitting his time between the London and Washington, D.C., offices. His practice focuses on antitrust and international competition law, particularly on cross-border merger transactions, multijurisdictional cartel investigations and dominant firm conduct.
Ted is one of the few U.S. antitrust lawyers who has held a position as a senior competition enforcement official in the European Union. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Member of the Irish Competition Authority as well as director of its Mergers and Cartel Enforcement divisions. As a Member, he participated directly on the Advisory Committee of the European Commission in major merger policy and competition enforcement matters, including the drafting of the EC’s Merger Guidelines. He also served on the Experts’ Committee advising the EC in the drafting of its Green Paper on Private Damages Remedies as well as on the Competition Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
Ted has played a significant role in the International Competition Network, where he acted as co-chair of the Mergers Working Group and was responsible for the drafting of the ICN’s Merger Remedies Study and the Merger Guidelines Workbook. More recently, he participated as a member of a select group of U.S. lawyers in a mergers training workshop for senior officials of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. He continues to serve as a non-governmental advisor to the ICN for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
Ted began his career as a trial attorney in the Honors Program of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and, since then, has been involved in some of the most significant antitrust matters over the last 40 years. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in U.S. federal and state courts, as well as in administrative proceedings and investigations in Europe. He represents major international companies and counsels senior management in strategic acquisitions and mergers, and government investigations.
Ted is a frequent writer and speaker on international merger and competition enforcement issues and has lectured as a visiting fellow on European and Irish Competition Law at University College Dublin. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America for antitrust law since 2009, and was recommended by the Legal 500 in both the United Kingdom and United States editions for 2011.