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Jonathan Parker

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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

At Latham & Watkins, recent work highlights involve the full spectrum of competition law work such as merger control advice, state aid, compliance counselling, reviews and investigations, and market investigations conducted by the CMA in particular. The team’s strong expertise in the area make it a desirable destination for a number of financial-sector clients. The group has also carved out a reputation in the TMT industry, in which it boasts a list of high-profile clients such as Viasat. John Colahan advises on matters in the consumer goods as well as in the medical products and pharmaceuticals space. Colahan jointly heads the department with Jonathan Parker, who stands out for his prior work experience at the CMA.

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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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