Jason A.Beer

Associate

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 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.

Experience

  • Bally's acquires Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • The Duchossois Group agrees to sell The Chamberlain Group LLC to BlackstoneJones Day is advising The Duchossois Group, Inc. in the sale of The Chamberlain Group LLC, a global leader in smart access solutions, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
  • Macquarie acquires Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management companyJones Day advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 in the acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management company.
  • Koch Real Estate Investments invests in Oppidum Bidco's all cash offer for Wm Morrison SupermarketsJones Day is advising Koch Real Estate Investments, LLC as investor in the recommended all cash offer by Oppidum Bidco Limited for Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, the UK's fourth largest supermarket chain.
  • Avient acquires Magna ColoursJones Day advised Avient Corporation in the $48 million acquisition of Magna Colours Ltd., a market leader in sustainable, water-based inks technology for the textile screen printing industry.
  • CBRE Global Investors disposes of Spanish logistics portfolio to BankinterJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors, on behalf of its value-add fund European Value Partners (EVP 2), and its joint venture partner Valfondo (a developer and manager of Montepino logistics assets in Spain) on the sale to Bankinter of a portfolio of 22 Spanish logistics assets, totaling 865,000 sqm, together with a development pipeline of a further 13 logistics assets.
  • Greystar announces $1.3 billion final close of GAMV IJones Day acted as antitrust counsel to Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its closing of Greystar Australia Multifamily Venture I (“GAMV I”), Australia's largest Build-to-Rent venture to-date.
  • TransDigm Group acquires Cobham Aero Connectivity for $965 millionJones Day advised TransDigm Group Incorporated as regulatory counsel in the $965 million acquisition of Cobham Aero Connectivity, a leading provider of highly engineered antennas and radios for the aerospace end market.
  • L Brands announces partnership with Next PLC for Victoria's Secret UKJones Day represented L Brands, Inc. in its partnership with Next PLC for its company-owned Victoria's Secret business in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Goldman sold iQ Student Accommodation dorms to Blackstone for £4.66 billionOn May 15, 2020, Jones Day clients Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust completed the sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone for £4.66 billion (US$5.73 billion), representing the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK.
  • Macquarie sold Condor FerriesJones Day advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in the sale of Condor Ferries, an operator of lifeline freight and passenger ferry services between Guernsey, Jersey, the United Kingdom, and the Port of St. Malo in France, to a consortium of Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (ESIF) and Brittany Ferries.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries invests $46 million into Highview PowerJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., a technology leader in industrial machinery and environmental and power technologies, in its $46 million investment into Highview Power, a global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 25% of Cityhold Office Partnership ("CHOP")Jones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its 25% acquisition of the interests in CHOP valued at approximately €625 million from TIAA-CREF (largest U.S. life insurance company) advised by Nuveen Real Estate (an independent subsidiary of TIAA-CREFF) which also provides investment management services to CHOP.
  • OmniMax to sell Euramax Coated Products to ParcomJones Day is advising OmniMax International, Inc. in the sale of its Euramax Coated Products Business, a provider of aluminum coil coating services to the architectural products, recreational vehicles, and transportation markets, to Parcom Capital.
  • Hansteen acquired by Potter UK Bidco Limited for £500 millionJones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC in the £500 million recommended cash acquisition of Hansteen by Potter UK Bidco Limited, a newly-formed company indirectly owned by investment funds advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group Inc., effected by means of a Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Pepper Group to sell Pepper European Servicing to Link Group for €165 millionJones Day is advising Pepper Group Limited, a leading diversified global consumer finance business, in connection with its sale of Pepper European Servicing (PES) to Link Group.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • U.S. medical device manufacturer makes administrative submissions before Australian Department of HealthJones Day advised a U.S. medical device manufacturer on administrative submissions before the Department of Health and in landmark competition policy litigation against the Minister for Health in Australia.
  • Provider of cloud computing services is advised on worldwide telecoms regulationsJones Day advises a cloud computing provider on compliance with the applicable telecoms regulations across several jurisdictions across the world.
  • Victorian electricity transmission and distribution companies and South Australian gas and electricity distributors prepare for electricity rate casesJones Day represented the Victorian electricity transmission and distribution companies, and the South Australian gas and electricity distributors, in intervening in the Australian Energy Regulator's (AER) New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory gas and electricity rate cases.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • August 4, 2014
      Opportunities & Risks: Competition Law Developments in the Asia-Pacific