Practice Areas: Antitrust & Competition, Damages, Energy, Entertainment & Media, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Public Policy, Regulatory Investigations, Sports, Telecommunications, Transportation
Neil Dryden is an Executive Vice President in Compass Lexecon’s European competition policy practice, based in the firm’s London office.
In addition to numerous cases in the European Union, Neil has advised on cases in India, Singapore and South Africa. He also has extensive experience in regulatory economics, public policy and damages.
Neil has analyzed cases in sectors including advertising, banking and financial services, chemicals, energy, FMCG, healthcare, manufacturing, media and broadcasting, mining, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, postal services, publishing, retailing, scientific instruments, sports, technology, telecommunications, tobacco, transport, and water.
Neil was awarded the 2016 Economist of the Year by the Global Competition Review.
Neil was also named among the six “most highly regarded” competition economists, out of 361 identified, in the 2016 edition of the Who’s Who Legal's: Consulting Experts guide.
Recent Who’s Who guides for competition and arbitration have said that Neil is “celebrated for his ‘ability to translate complex economic concepts into plain English in a powerful and cogent manner’”; “has a first-class analytical mind and is able to conceptualise and develop rational and compelling arguments in connection with commercial issues”; and "is a ‘pre-eminent figure’ in relation to competition economics and related disputes”.
Neil has advised on two matters that have won The Lawyer Competition Matter of the Year in the UK.
Neil was educated at Oxford University where he obtained a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (first class) and an M.Phil. in Economics, and held a college lectureship for two years. At King’s College, London, he obtained a postgraduate diploma in EC competition law (with distinction).