Jason A.Beer

Of Counsel

London + 44.20.7039.5263

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 Greystar on the joint acquisition of Student Roost, Macquarie on the acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, Koch Industries as an investor in the recommended all cash offer for Morrison Supermarkets, and L Brands on its partnership with Next PLC for Victoria's Secret UK. 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 and EU.

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." In addition, Jason has been recognized for competition law annually in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom since 2022.

Jason is chair of the Firm's LGBTQ+ Affinity Group in the UK, and throughout his career has provided pro bono legal services on a diverse range of projects including acting for asylum seekers, assisting NGOs (non-governmental organizations) pursue modern slavery regulatory reforms, and advising developing Pacific Island nations on regulatory improvements under the auspices of World Bank programs.

Experience

  • SingTel sells Trustwave to The Chertoff GroupJones Day represented Singapore Telecommunications Limited, southeast Asia’s largest telecommunications company, in the sale of Trustwave, a cyber security and managed security services business, to funds affiliated with The Chertoff Group for $205 million. In connection with the sale of Trustwave, Jones Day represented SingTel, as lender, in connection with a unique $195 million senior secured term loan and $40 million unsecured multiple draw term loan facility provided to Trustwave.
  • LaSalle forms JV with Swiss Life Asset ManagersJones Day advised LaSalle Investment Management on a German-focused logistics real estate joint venture with Swiss Life Asset Managers.
  • Affiliate of Centre Lane Partners acquires appliance business from Instant BrandsJones Day advised an affiliate of Centre Lane Partners in the acquisition and financing of the appliances business of Instant Brands, designer and distributor of kitchen and home appliances, including the Instant Pot, pursuant to Section 363 of title 11 of the United States Code.
  • Ubisoft signs deal for streaming Call of Duty and other Activision Blizzard gamesJones Day represented Ubisoft Entertainment SA (“Ubisoft”) on the corporate and antitrust aspects of its agreement with Activision Blizzard and Microsoft giving Ubisoft the cloud streaming rights for Call of Duty and all existing and current Activision Blizzard titles, as well as those to be released over the next 15 years once Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is completed.
  • Lazard invests in Shawton Energy LimitedJones Day advised Lazard Asset Management in the acquisition by Lazard Global Sustainable Private Infrastructure Fund of a 50% shareholding in Shawton Energy Limited, a solar PV project developer, installer and operator with a portfolio of existing projects, and a substantial pipeline, that delivers renewable energy directly to commercial and industrial businesses.
  • Macquarie acquires 50% of Enel Green Power HellasJones Day represented Macquarie Asset Management, via Macquarie GIG Renewable Energy Fund 2 SCSp, in its acquisition of 50% of Enel Green Power Hellas from Enel Green Power S.p.A. for an enterprise value of approximately €980 million.
  • Affinity Partners leads €207 million Series F financing of EGYMJones Day represented Affinity Partners in its acquisition of an interest in EGYM, a global fitness technology and corporate health innovation leader, in a Series F financing of €107 million, with an additional €100 million available for future investments.
  • Riverside sells Guestline to Access GroupJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company Guestline, a UK-based provider of mission critical software for the hospitality sector, to Access Group.
  • Real Alloy sells European business to SpeiraJones Day advised Real Alloy Holding, LLC in the sale of its European aluminum and magnesium recycling operations to Speira GmbH, an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners.
  • Stellex completes buyout of David Brown Santasalo GroupJones Day advised Stellex Capital Management LLC on its buyout of DB Santasalo S.à r.l from N4 Partners.
  • Greystar and GIC joint venture acquires Student RoostJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC on the joint venture and antitrust aspects of its acquisition of Student Roost, the UK’s third largest purpose-built student accommodation provider, from one of Brookfield’s real estate private funds, through a joint venture partnership with GIC.
  • Macquarie agrees to acquire Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for approximately €2.4 billionJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management in the execution of a put option agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for €2.4 billion.
  • Apollo merges with THLJones Day served as antitrust and regulatory counsel in the sale of Apollo Tourism & Leisure Limited ("Apollo") to Tourism Holdings Limited ("THL") through a scheme of arrangement in relation to antitrust and regulatory clearances in Australia and New Zealand.
  • J.F. Lehman sells offshore support vessel Global SymphonyJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company and its portfolio company, Global Marine, in the sale of the Global Symphony offshore support vessel to Jan de Nul Group, and sale of other related assets to another strategic investor.
  • Macquarie acquires Euston Solar FarmJones Day advised Macquarie in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Euston Solar Farm Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Macquarie Asset Management acquires 50% shareholding in Island Green PowerJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management ("MAM"), via Macquarie Green Investment Group Renewable Energy Fund 2 ("MGREF2"), in its acquisition of 50% of the shares in Island Green Power Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • Sanofi announces carve-out creating EUROAPI and spin-off of approximately 58% of shares to its shareholdersJones Day advised Sanofi in the carve out creating EUROAPI (a leading European company dedicated to the development, production and marketing of active pharmaceutical ingredients) and the listing of this entity on Euronext Paris and the placement of 12% to the French State (through French Tech Souveraineté) for a price of up to €150 million.
  • Albaugh acquires RotamJones Day advised Albaugh, LLC in the $197.5 acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences Limited, a company headquartered in Hong Kong and publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
  • Ansys, Inc. acquires OnScale, Inc.Jones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of OnScale, Inc., a cloud simulation provider.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • March 14, 2024
      Navigating Regulatory Challenges in M&A: Strategies for Compliance and Complexity Management, panelist, Legal 500 Corporate & M&A Summit 2024
    • February 16, 2023
      American Bar Association: International Careers in Antitrust - Perspectives from Practitioners
    • August 4, 2014
      Opportunities & Risks: Competition Law Developments in the Asia-Pacific