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 new UK national security and investment regime.
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, L Brands on its partnership with Next PLC for Victoria's Secret UK, and Goldman Sachs on the sale of iQ Student Accommodation. Jason also regularly advises clients in relation to antitrust compliance issues, having conducted a number of significant internal compliance inquiries in recent years, and assists clients with investigations by authorities in the United Kingdom, EU, and Australia.
The Legal 500 has recognized Jason as a "key lawyer" for EU and competition law, reporting that clients describe him as "efficient and knowledgeable" and providing "great client service." He is also recommended for "his knowledge of the UK NSI regime, and for his spector-specific capabilities in automotive manufacturing and industrials." Jason has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom (2022) for competition law.
Foreign direct investment controls are increasing transaction complexity, UK Private Company Director
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.
- August 4, 2014
Opportunities & Risks: Competition Law Developments in the Asia-Pacific
"Efficient and knowledgeable" whom clients describe as providing "great client service."The Legal 500
- 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)
The Legal 500 (2023): "key lawyer" for EU and competition law
The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom (2022): competition law