Marjorie Holmes

Reed Smith (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Marjorie Holmes is a partner in Reed Smith, London office, and specialises in competition law in several sectors including aviation, marine, insurance, construction, energy and telecoms. Marjorie has represented companies in a number of important investigations by the European Commission and the UK Competition Authorities. She also acts as legal adviser to several trade associations, and covers Mergers & Acquisitions.She acted on behalf of the defendants in the Arkin case and on behalf of the claimants (the EGP Group) in the SUNAG case. Marjorie Holmes studied at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. Marjorie is recommended in Chambers and Legal 500. (See : A Practical Guide to National Competition Rules across Europe, 2nd Edition, published by Kluwer, 2007 and Competition Law and Practice: A Review of Major Jurisdictions", published by Cameron May, 2009.

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2501 Bulletin

Marjorie Holmes The EU Court of Justice issues preliminary ruling in case from the UK High Court on the use of allegations of breach of competition law in order to avoid honouring obligations under a commercial contract (Sunag)


This was a commercial private arbitration case which ended up before the English High Court, Queen Bench Division (Case C-339/95), and was referred to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling. A unanimous arbitration award to enforce the agreement was appealed in the commercial (...)

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