Jason A.Beer

Of Counsel

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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 United Kingdom's national security and investment regime.

Jason's recent experience includes advising Ubisoft on its agreement with Activision and Microsoft giving it the cloud streaming rights for all existing and current Activision titles, Greystar on the joint acquisition of Student Roost, Macquarie on the acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, and Koch Industries in the recommended all cash offer for Morrison Supermarkets. Jason also regularly advises clients in antitrust conduct 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, recommending him for "his extensive experience advising on UK, EU and international competition law issues, including complex multi-jurisdictional merger control matters." 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 leads the Firm's LGBTQ+ Affinity Group in the United Kingdom, 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 reforms under the auspices of World Bank programs.

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  • Greystar launches Dutch Essential Housing VentureJones Day advised Greystar in the establishment of its Dutch Essential Housing Venture in partnership with Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP (through its asset manager, APG Asset Management N.V.).
  • Central Asia Metals invests in Aberdeen MineralsJones Day advised Central Asia Metals PLC in its investment in Aberdeen Minerals Limited, a UK company focused on the exploration and development of base metal deposits in Northeast Scotland.
  • Accurate Background acquires Orange Tree Employment Screening LLCJones Day advised Accurate Background, the largest privately held and minority-owned global provider of compliant background checks, drug and health screening, and workforce monitoring solutions, in its acquisition of Orange Tree Employment Screening, a technology-driven background screening provider.
  • 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.
  • Consilio acquires Lawyers on Demand and SYKEJones Day advised Consilio, Inc. in the acquisition of Lawyers On Demand (LOD), a provider of legal resourcing and SYKE, a legal technology consultancy from Bowmark Capital.
  • 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.
    • 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