TLT partner and specialist EU competition lawyer Miles Trower has received the 'Business Partner Award' at the inaugural National Franchised Dealers Association Awards, which took place on 13 October.
The 'Business Partner Award', which is based on member nominations and votes, was given to Miles for his continued support of both the association and its UK dealer group members. This support has involved advising the sector on key strategic and regulatory issues ranging from EU competition (block exemption) rule changes to the pan-European consultation on unfair commercial practices in trade relations.
It has included the development, with the association and European counterparts, of an industry code of conduct, as well as lobbying and presenting on industry reform before the Office of Fair Trading, Westminster and Brussels.
Miles Trower says, "I'm delighted to have received this award from the National Franchised Dealers Association, an organisation that drives innovation, professionalism and standards in the automotive industry generally; not just the UK. The award reinforces TLT's already excellent credentials in one of its core sectors, retail and consumer goods, and highlights its strong commitment to its automotive partners in this area."
Other 2012 award winners included BMW (Manufacturer of the Year) and Eddie Hawthorn, the highly regarded chief executive of leading UK retail group, Arnold Clark.
Miles is an independently recognised expert in UK and EU competition law with over 10 years' experience across all areas of competition law with a focus on behavioural advice, UK & EU merger control, investigations, compliance programmes and training. Miles has particular expertise in the manufacturing, retail, automotive, technology and media and financial services sectors.