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 experience includes advising: a large UK supermarket in the proposed acquisition of a competitor (and the associated Competition & Markets Authority [CMA] Phase 2 case); a leading global asset management business in the CMA's market investigation into investment consultancy and fiduciary management services; a leading private equity fund in a number of acquisitions in the software industry (including a European Commission filing); a leading European financial institution in relation to potential competition conduct issues; a large sovereign wealth fund in the merger control aspects of multiple acquisitions; a leading European pharmacy business in the merger control aspects regarding the acquisition of a competitor; and an international fintech business in relation to the potential acquisition of a competitor.
Jason worked in Jones Day's Sydney Office for several years before rejoining the Firm in London. He also worked for 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.
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)
- 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)