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Mark Jones

Partner
London

Mark Jones

Mark has over twenty 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.

"Provides clients with 'skilful, informed and up-to-date legal advice with a practical edge'"

Chambers UK

Representative Experience

Market investigations - representing TSB in the CMA market investigation into UK retail banking.

Merger control - acting for ARRIS Group Inc. in its $2.1bn takeover of Pace plc.

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

Education and admissions

Education

  • University of Oxford, St Catherine's College

Memberships

  • Advisory Board, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Competition Law Forum
  • City of London Solicitors' Society
  • Procurement Lawyers' Association

 

Competition/European law

Chambers

 

Public Procurement

Chambers

 

Public Procurement

Who's Who Legal

 

EU and Competition

Legal 500

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