Jason Beer has extensive experience advising on EU, UK, and international competition laws, including complex multijurisdictional merger controls, cartel and conduct issues, dominance issues, and market investigations across a range of industries.
Jason's recent merger control experience includes advising Goldman Sachs on the sale of iQ Student Accommodation, Macquarie on the sale of Condor Ferries, Pepper Group on the sale of its European Servicing business, and CBRE on numerous significant investments. Jason has also advised a number of large companies on antitrust compliance concerns and antitrust investigations, several that have been in the context of sectorwide responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to rejoining Jones Day, Jason acted for a large UK supermarket in 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 the CMA's market investigation into investment consultancy and fiduciary management services; and a leading European financial institution in relation to potential competition conduct issues.
Jason worked in Jones Day's Sydney Office before rejoining the Firm in London. He also previously worked in the London office of a large European firm and in the merger control division of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Jason is a member of the Competition Law Section of the Law Society of England and Wales, the UK Competition Law Association (the British Group of the International League of Competition Law), and the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.
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)