Jason Beer has extensive experience advising on UK, EU, and international competition laws, including complex multijurisdictional merger control, anticompetitive conduct, and dominance matters. Jason also regularly advises clients on the rapidly evolving UK national security and investment regime, including engagement with the United Kingdom government in relation to a number of transactions through the course of 2020 and 2021.
Jason's recent experience includes advising Macquarie on the acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, Koch Real Estate Investments as an investor in the recommended all cash offer for Wm Morrison Supermarkets, TransDigm on the acquisition of Cobham Aerospace Connectivity, EssilorLuxottica on the acquisition of Lenstec, L Brands on its partnership with Next PLC for Victoria's Secret UK, and Goldman Sachs on the sale of iQ Student Accommodation. Jason has also advised a number of multinational companies on antitrust compliance concerns and investigations, several that have been in the context of sector wide responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to rejoining Jones Day in 2019, Jason also acted for a large UK supermarket in relation to the proposed acquisition of a competitor (and the associated Competition & Markets Authority [CMA] Phase 2 investigation), a leading global asset management business in relation to CMA's market investigation into investment consultancy and fiduciary management services, and a leading European financial institution in relation to potential anticompetitive conduct.
Sabre/Farelogix: Innovation, Two-Sided Platforms, and the Risks of Multijurisdictional Merger Reviews, The M & A Lawyer, May 2020
Foreign Threats to Australian JVs: The Rise of the Asian Competition Regulators and their Ability to Impact Australian Based Resources JVs, Resources and Energy Law Association National Conference 2015, awarded Best Paper, first published in the 2015 AMPLA Yearbook.
Antitrust Alert: Australian Court Construes Collaborative Bidding in M&A Sale Process to Constitute Cartel Conduct & Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
- August 4, 2014
Opportunities & Risks: Competition Law Developments in the Asia-Pacific
- University of Melbourne (Postgraduate Diploma in Competition and Consumer Law 2015); Australian National University (P.L.T. 2012); University of Canberra (LL.B. 2011; B.Com. 2011)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, Supreme Court of New South Wales, High Court of Australia, and High Court of New Zealand
- Senior Investigations Officer, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (2011-2013); Investigator, Commonwealth Ombudsman (2010-2011); Senior Policy Officer, Federal Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (2010-2011)