Mark Jones

Mark Jones


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2428

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Clients describe him as "clear, very knowledgeable, straightforward and pragmatic" 

Chambers UK, 2019

Mark has 25 years' experience advising on complex and high-profile competition/antitrust issues. He focuses on obtaining competition clearances for M&A transactions and joint ventures, and representing clients in cartel, monopoly, and market investigations. He is equally at home advising on UK, EU and multi-jurisdictional matters.

Mark also regularly advises on issues relating to the economic regulation of utilities, the EU state aid rules, and the public procurement rules.

Mark understands what makes regulators tick. His experience includes a secondment to the Office of Fair Trading, the then lead UK competition authority, and he has acted for a number of UK regulators with concurrent competition/antitrust powers.

Sectors in which Mark has particular experience include financial institutions, energy/infra, and consumer/retail. He is a recognised competition lawyer in the legal directories, including Chambers and Legal 500.

Awards and recognitions


Chambers UK


Competition Law (UK)
Chambers Global


Competition: Future Leaders
Who's Who Legal


Who's Who Legal

Competition/European law

Public Procurement

Public Procurement
Who's Who Legal

EU and Competition
Legal 500

Education and admissions


University of Oxford, St Catherine's College


Advisory Board, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Competition Law Forum

City of London Solicitors' Society

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Solicitor, Republic of Ireland

Representative experience

Acting for Anschutz Entertainment Group to secure EUMR and UK (referral back) merger control clearance for the establishment of ASM Global, its worldwide joint venture with SMG.

Advising ITV on the creation of BritBox, the UK streaming service joint venture with the BBC.

Advising The Crown Estate in relation to Round 4 offshore wind leasing.

Representing News Corp in connection with the CMA's phase II merger investigation into the proposed 21st Century Fox / Sky merger.

Representing TSB in the CMA market investigation into UK retail banking.

Acting for ARRIS Group in its $2.1bn takeover of Pace plc.

Acting for UK energy regulator OFGEM in its successful defence before the CMA of appeals by Northern Powergrid and British Gas against its RIIO-ED1 price control decisions.

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