Arabella Hinton

Arabella Hinton

United Kingdom, London
Head of Legal - Competition, Regulatory and Competition Policy at Virgin Media O2
Profession: Head of Practice, Lawyer
Industry: Competition, Telecommunications


Head of Legal - Competition, Regulatory & Competition Policy at VMO2. The team regularly advise across a range of telecoms regulatory & competition matters, eg distribution, bid support, subsidy control, competition compliance and merger control, including UK NSIA, (eg Hutchison 3G UK/Telefonica UK (2016) & Telefonica/Liberty Global JV (2020)). Previously, she spent five years as a competition associate in private practice. Holds MA in EU Competition law from Kings College London.


English, French, German


AntitrustMerger ControlEU LawCompliance ProgrammesStrategic CommunicationsCompetition PolicyRegulationAntitrust Law



Head of Competition Law & Regulatory Affairs at O2

4 years 2 mth • April 2018 - June 2022 • Slough, United Kingdom

Head of Competition law and BAU telecoms regulatory matters (e.g. compliance with Ofcom General Conditions of Entitlement, implementation of new legislation, enforcement programs etc.).

Head of Competition Law at O2

4 years 11 mth • April 2013 - March 2018 • Slough, United Kingdom

Responsible for competition law compliance and related advisory matters for Telefonica UK Ltd

Competition Counsel at O2

1 years 11 mth • April 2011 - March 2013 • Slough, United Kingdom

Reporting to Senior Competition Counsel

Virgin Media O2

Head of Legal - Competition, Regulatory and Competition Policy at Virgin Media O2

April 2011 - Present • London, United Kingdom

Member of wider leadership team responsible for competition law and telecoms regulatory compliance.


Kings College, London

Masters in European Competition Law - Whish

University of Fribourg, CH

Erasmus year in Switzerland studying European law in French and German.

University of Durham

Law (European Legal Studies) LLB

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