RebekahWarke

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5708

Rebekah Warke advises clients in complex domestic and multijurisdictional matters, with a focus on antitrust, contractual, and fraud disputes. She is a key member of the team representing Mastercard in its groundbreaking defense of numerous multibillion pound claims, alleging that its interchange fees and certain network rules are anticompetitive.

Rebekah has experience across a wide range of subject matters and legal issues and has acted for clients before the English High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court.

Rebekah's other recent experience includes advising a large international bank on a potential breach of confidence claim; advising ultra-high net worth individuals on the consequences of a multibillion dollar enforcement against assets held in trusts across the world; acting for a major telecom company in a high-profile antitrust dispute; advising a renowned sports club in relation to stolen high-value property; acting for a private equity investor in a dispute relating to substantial investments in Africa; and acting for a global bank in relation to allegations of carousel fraud and ensuing issues, including limitation, conflicts of law, and causation.

Experience

  • Mastercard wins limitation appeal relating to interchange fee claimsJones Day represented Mastercard International Inc. in its successful appeal seeking confirmation that damages claims brought by the UK retailer Dixons Retail Group Limited are in principle time-barred for the period 1992 to 1997.
  • Inmarsat and Ofcom prevail in appeal regarding Inmarsat's European Aviation NetworkJones Day represented Inmarsat Ventures Limited as intervener in a UK appeal by Viasat UK Ltd of The Office of Communication's ("Ofcom") decision to authorize Inmarsat to use complementary ground components as part of its European Aviation Network providing in-flight mobile communication services.
  • Mastercard defends against antitrust lawsuitJones Day defended Mastercard in a lawsuit brought by Europcar alleging that Mastercard's interchange fees since 1992 violated EU and UK competition law.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquires InvertekJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • Goldman Sachs acquires portfolio of secured and unsecured financial leasing originated by ING BankJones Day represented Goldman Sachs International in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of secured and unsecured financial leasing originated by ING Bank N.V.
  • High net worth family seeks counsel on settlement affecting worldwide assetsJones Day provided advice in relation to the enforcement of a multibillion dollar judgment against an ultra high net worth family with assets settled on multiple trusts throughout the world, including in relation to worldwide freezing and receivership orders over trust companies and their assets in the United States, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the British Virgin Islands.
  • OneSky acquires PrivateFlyJones Day advised OneSky, LLC in its acquisition of United Kingdom-headquartered PrivateFly, a leading global digital booking service for private jet charter flights.
  • Private equity investor resolves dispute relating to substantial investments in a regulated pensions business in AfricaJones Day acted for a private equity investor in a dispute under a subscription and noteholder agreement (and associated documents) relating to substantial investments in a regulated pensions business in Africa.
  • Canyon Partners and Bain Capital Credit sell QHotels to Aprirose for £525 millionJones Day represented Canyon Partners and Bain Capital Credit, in connection with its sale of the QHotels portfolio to Aprirose, a real estate investment company, for £525 million (US$706 million).
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