Mari Scimemi

Mari Scimemi

United Kingdom, London
Competition Director at Barclays
Profession: Lawyer, In-House Counsel
Industry: Competition, Financial Services


Director, Barclays Global Competition Team. Mari joined Barclays in 2015, after eight years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and experience within DG COMP, the Italian competition authority and WIPO. She advised clients on complex, worldwide cartel investigations, mergers, dominance and vertical cases before the EC and other authorities and currently advises Investment Banking and other colleagues on a variety of competition law matters. She is dual qualified and holds an LL.M from UCL, London


Italian, English, French, Spanish


AntitrustCompliance ProgrammesEU LawMerger Control



Competition Director at Barclays

April 2015 - Present • London, United Kingdom

Mari is a Director in the Global Competition Team, based in London, responsible for a team advising Investment Bank and Services Company colleagues in Europe, APAC and the Americans on a broad range of competition law queries and topics. Amongst other things, she leads the competition team members responsible for competition law investigations (including Foreign Exchange Rates) and internal audits, compliance and advisory on a variety of investment banking topics, as well as on M&A matters, strategic investments, innovation, ESG, procurement, HR and more. She is a regular speaker at conferences (Informa, Concurrences, Chatham House, Lear) in London, Brussels and Rome, at which she shares her expertise and practical guidance on several areas of the law, including horizontals, strategic investments, blockchain, labour issues, ESG, impact on in-house counsel of procedural or substantive changes to legislation.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

7 years 6 mth • September 2007 - March 2015 • London and Brussels, United Kingdom and Belgium

As an Associate in both Brussels and London, Mari advised clients on several high profile global cartel investigations, mergers, abuse of dominance and verticals queries and investigations across a variety of industries and jurisdictions.


University College London

Master of Laws (LL.M.) - International Business Law

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Law Degree, 110/110 (1:1 equivalent)

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