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Jonathan Parker is a partner in the Antitrust & Competition practice in Latham & Watkins’ London office. Mr. Parker’s practice focuses on European and UK competition law and he has considerable experience in merger control matters.

With more than 15 years of experience in government and private practice, Mr. Parker advises clients on a wide range of competition issues, including mergers and acquisitions, market studies, cartels/restrictive agreements, and abuse of dominance cases before the European Commission and the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), as well as in relation to appeals to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and the EU General Court. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Parker worked as Director of Mergers at the CMA.

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

The practice at Latham & Watkins is jointly headed by Jonathan Parker and John Colahan . Parker has been advising Electro Rent Corporation in relation to the Phase 2 CMA investigation into its merger with Microlease and Test Equipment Asset Management, while Colahan has been representing Viasat in an appeal against Ofcom’s authorisation of ground-based stations operated by Inmarsat Ventures for the provision of broadband services to aircraft. The team has seen an uptick in instructions to its London office, requiring associates Sophia Lange and Anuj Ghai to relocate to London from the firm's Brussels office. John Kallaugher is also recommended.

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M&A impacts of recent antitrust focus on pre-closing integration

July 2018. By Jonathan Parker

In recent years there have been markedly increased levels of scrutiny from regulators over the sharing of sensitive information between competitors in the process of mergers, takeovers, and other corporate transactions. As a result, M&A deal teams are increasingly turning to clean-team arrangements to ensure that a competing business purchaser can review competitively sensitive data during its due diligence, while addressing ¬Ďgun-jumping¬í rules and competition law concerns. [Continue Reading]

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