Patrick McGahan is an associate in Scott+Scott's London office. He specialises in competition damages litigation before the English High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. He has also acted for clients in a variety of arbitrations (both investment treaty and commercial) and pieces of general commercial litigation. Mr. McGahan is presently representing numerous clients who may have European claims arising from the manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
Prior to joining Scott+Scott, Mr. McGahan spent four years in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. During this time he acted in many of the leading English competition damages cases, including National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc v ABB Ltd. He also acted for numerous clients in competition law investigations, both internal investigations and those brought by the Competition and Markets Authority, the European Commission, and other regulators, including the multi-jurisdictional 'LIBOR' investigations.
Mr. McGahan attended the University of Queensland and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics/Political Science). He then spent a year as the Associate to His Honour Justice Andrew Greenwood at the Federal Court of Australia. Mr. McGahan has a Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law from King's College London.
Mr. McGahan is admitted to practice in England and Wales and in Queensland, Australia.