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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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James Marshall

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Antitrust and competition.

Position

Partner in the global antitrust and competition team based in the London office. His practice covers the mainstream competition areas of merger control, investigations, distribution and other commercial relationships, behavioural advice, compliance and risk management, as well as sector regulation and strategic regulatory advice. James has particular experience advising on sectoral regulation and competition issues in the Financial Services, Utility & Infrastructure sectors.  James has worked with major international clients across the UK, Europe, Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region, and has represented clients in a number of industries, including aviation, communications, energy & natural resources, finance, infrastructure, rail & road, retail and water. James has spent six months working with the policy team of the new UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and was responsible for developing policy and drafting guidance on the new CMA competition enforcement regime.

Career

Trained at a Magic Circle firm, worked for three years in the leading Competition practice in Sydney, made partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. 

Languages

Spanish

Member

Competition Section of the Law Society.

Education

University of Cambridge and BPP Law School. 


London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

The newly-combined team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has ‘excellent client service, good industry knowledge and bench strength’, combining Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (‘BLP’) strength in the financial services, utilities and regulated sectors with Bryan Cave’s expertise in EU and UK merger control for US clients. The firm was appointed to BT’s competition and regulatory panel in May 2017 and Andrew Hockley, head of antitrust and competition at BLP, has since advised on the merger control aspects of BT’s acquisition of IP Trade, including advising on the CMA process, managing the CMA review and achieving phase 1 clearance. James Marshall acts as standing competition and regulatory adviser to Heathrow Airport and is recommended for his ‘calm and effective delivery of advice’ and being ‘pragmatic with advice and sympathetic to the competing demands within an organisation’. ‘Rising star’ Victoria Newbold ‘is very proactive and responsive to client needs, giving solid commercially focussed advice, and is a lovely person to work with’. Chris Bryant is noted for his experience in cartel investigations and state aid matters. From the Bryan Cave side, Robert Bell is recommended as being ‘very responsive’ and ‘providing practical solutions’. One recent highlight saw Bell and Roman Madej  instructed by Novus International in respect of a claim against another company for alleged abuse of dominant position.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Water

Within: Water

James Marshall and Andrew Hockley have substantial expertise and experience in the regulatory and competition fields and jointly lead the water offering at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP . In parallel with the firm's ongoing counsel to Thames Water with regards to competition, construction, corporate governance, finance and dispute resolution issues, the team also recently handled Ancala's contested acquisition of listed water company Dee Valley under the supervision of Mark Richards and Nicholas Myatt . On the contentious front, Caroline Pope represented a construction company in a series of claims for delay, additional costs and misrepresentation arising from a contract for the design and construction of a new waste water treatment plant in Northern England. Other notable clients include Tideway, the University of Cambridge and Wren Renewables.

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London: Risk advisory

Brexit

Within: Brexit

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP - which was formed after Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Bryan Cave merged in April 2018 - has a specialist Brexit taskforce, which is led by competition and international trade partner Chris Bryant. With Bryant at the helm, the firm is at the forefront of advice to clients on a wide range of matters, including scenario and contingency planning, restructuring and regulatory issues. It has been particularly active in guiding clients through the impact of a no deal scenario, and what the impact of the UK relying on WTO rules would mean for their businesses. The firm has also played a key role in shaping the UK government's policy towards Brexit, with team members having provided evidence at Parliamentary Select Committees and the Department for International Trade. Financial services regulatory expert Polly James has been advising a variety of clients in the industry on the impact of Brexit, including the loss of passporting rights and alternative business models. Matthew Baker focuses on issues affecting the investment management industry, while Geraldine Quirk advises insurance sector clients on a wide range of non-contentious matters. James Marshall acts for clients from sectors such as aviation, water, energy and transport. Senior lawyer consultant Marieke Datema is also recommended.

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London: Transport

Rail

Within: Rail

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is praised for its ‘thoughtful and practical’ advice, which is ‘informed by industry expertise’. It is particularly noted for its experience in rolling stock financing and leasing, and is also active across competition, real estate, infrastructure projects and disputes in the rail sector. The team advised Beacon Rail on its acquisition, from Pamplona Capital Management (PCM), by a fund managed by JP Morgan Asset Management; advised Beacon Rail on the whole business refinancing of the Beacon Rail group; and advised Angel Trains on the re-leasing of fleets of trains operated under various franchises. The team also advises TfL on the series of property partnerships to develop land around stations. Jamie Wiseman-Clarke regularly handles rail-related transactions; James Marshall is ‘pro-active and engaged with an unassumingly effective style’ and is experienced in competition law; associate director Euan McIntosh handles finance matters; and Jason Chamberlain, who recently joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, is noted for his experience in railway infrastructure projects and has ‘an excellent eye for detail’. Russell Clifford heads the asset finance and rail industry group.

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