Neil Dryden is an Executive Vice President in Compass Lexecon’s European competition policy practice, based in the firm’s London office.

Neil was awarded the 2016 Economist of the Year by the Global Competition Review.

Major public cases since 2015 include Ball/Rexam, BT/EE, Cardtronics/DCP, Spirit/Greene King, interchange (Visa and MasterCard high court cases), QPR vs English Football League, and Media24/South African Competition Commission.

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 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).