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Keith Jones

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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EU, competition and trade.


Keith Jones has extensive experience in UK and EU competition law. He is a member of
Baker McKenzie's Competition team and Competition Litigation Unit in the London office. Keith has published a number of articles on competition litigation and is co-author of the Competition Litigation, Europe. Keith advises on all aspects of competition law and economic regulation, including merger control, abuse of dominance, restrictive agreements and competition litigation. He advises clients in a variety of sectors, including technology, information technology, communications/broadcasting, defence, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, water and electricity and has advised on issues relevant to other industries, including ports and ferries. Keith also has extensive experience before the UK competition authorities (including the OFT, OFCOM, the Competition Commission and the Competition Appeal Tribunal [CAT]), as well as the European Commission and the European Courts. He coordinates global competition issues for a number of clients.


Trained at the Bar; admitted 1995; qualified solicitor-advocate 2001; partner Baker McKenzie 2005. Published a number of articles in competition litigation and other matters; author of chapter on EU competition law in the communications sector in 'Telecommunications Law in Europe' (ed Scherer).


French (conversational).


Oxford University (Exeter College) (B.A. Jurisprudence) (1992); Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course) (1993); Oxford University (Exeter College) (Bachelor of Civil Law Honors) (1994)


Manchester United season ticket holder.

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

The 'excellent' competition practice at Baker McKenzie acts for clients across a wide range of industry sectors including consumer goods and retail, financial services, energy, mining and infrastructure, industrials and technology. Samantha Mobley  heads the firm’s EU, competition and trade practice and is advising Unilever with senior associate Irena Apostopoulos on the acquisition of Latin American consumer goods firm Quala, which required clearance at Phase 1 stage in Mexico and in Phase II in Colombia.  Keith Jones advised British American Tobacco on the acquisition of brands and retail assets of Bulgartabac, requiring regulatory approval in a number of Balkan states. Ross Denton  is noted for his expertise in cartel matters, acting for clients such as Mitsubishi Electric and Fedex. Jonathan Stoodley joined the team in December 2017 as a consultant, having previously worked for the Secretariat-General of the EC.

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London: Dispute resolution

Competition litigation

Within: Competition litigation

Baker McKenzie's team draws on the firm's international presence to offer claimants and defendants cross-jurisdictional representation in competition litigation, including standalone and follow-on damages claims. The group is led by Francesca Richmond, who advised Eurofoam on the defence of a claim brought by multiple claimants following a European Commission decision that the client was involved in a cartel infringement in various European jurisdictions; leading to a settlement out of court. Keith Jones and senior associate Jennifer Reeves are also recommended.

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