Matt Evans

Jones Day (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Matt Evans advises on a wide range of transactional and behavioural EU and UK competition law matters. On transactions, he represents clients before the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and European Commission to obtain regulatory clearance for mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. On the behavioural side, Matt advises on investigations into anticompetitive agreements and practices, including cartels and supply arrangements, market investigations, abuses of dominant positions, state aid, and EU free movement issues. He works with clients in a range of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, telecoms, technology, music, betting and gaming and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Matt’s recent transactional experience includes successfully representing market leading clients in merger control cases before national competition authorities and the European Commission in a number of diverse sectors, including insurance, food and drink, construction materials, and health care. He is also currently advising clients in ongoing EU antitrust regulatory investigations.


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Morgan Lewis (London)
4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (Brussels)
London School of Economics
Sidley Austin (London)
United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Jones Day (Amsterdam)
Pinsent Masons (London)


9712 Bulletin

Matt Evans, Michael A. Gleason, Prudence Smith, Jason Beer The UK Competition Authority proposes the creation of a new regulatory authority and additional regulations to govern the conduct of online platforms funded by digital advertising


INTRODUCTION The CMA has recently issued its Final Report in the Market Study into Online Platforms and Digital Advertising (“Final Report”), which sets forth its findings and recommendations from its investigation of markets involving online platforms funded by digital advertising. In parallel, (...)

Eva Monard, Renato Antonini, Dr. Jürgen Beninca, Matt Evans, Nicolas Brice The German Federal Government tightens foreign direct investment control in light of COVID-19 following the guidance from the EU Commission on a possible increased risk of attempts to acquire healthcare capacities


On May 20, 2020, the German Federal government adopted the 15th amendment to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (AWV). The changes to the AWV will be effective shortly, after publication in the Federal Gazette. Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the amendment expands the scope of (...)

Claire Lavin, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Matt Evans, Philipp Werner The EU Commission publishes a tender offer seeking an assessment of the EU market for loan syndication and possible implications under EU competition rules


In April 2017, the European Commission ("Commission") published a tender offer seeking an assessment of the EU market for loan syndication and possible implications under EU competition rules. The successful candidate will draft a report providing an overview of the market and the relevant (...)

Matt Evans The UK Competition and Markets Authority is consulting on proposed changes to the UK merger regime to reduce the burden of investigations into mergers where the parties operate in small markets


UK merger control process The UK operates a two-stage merger control regime. Before starting a formal merger investigation, the CMA will conduct pre-notification discussions with the parties, which typically last one to two months. Upon conclusion of these discussions, the CMA opens a formal (...)

Geoffrey D. Oliver, Kathryn M. Fenton, Matt Evans, Michelle K. Fischer, Peter J. Wang The US FTC and the DOJ publish the proposed antitrust guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation


The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice have published for public comment proposed Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation ("2016 Proposed Guidelines"). This would be the third iteration of international enforcement guidelines, following the (...)

Alan Davis, Matt Evans, Yvan N. Desmedt The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Szpunar encourages to adopt a strict standard for undertakings to distance themselves from potentially anticompetitive actions by a third party (Eturas)


An advisor to Europe’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU"), is encouraging the CJEU to adopt a strict standard for companies to distance themselves from potentially anticompetitive actions by a third party with which they do business. In a case involving (...)

Marguerite Lavedan, Matt Evans The UK Competition Authority, unlike the French NCA, rules that operators of channel tunnel between Great Britain and France may no longer offer ferry services from Dover (Eurotunnel / SeaFrance / MyFerryLink)


The UK Competition Commission (“CC”) has prohibited Eurotunnel from operating ferry services at the port of Dover, following its June 2012 acquisition of three SeaFrance vessels. The decision is notable for two reasons. First, this decision differed from that of the French Competition Authority (...)

Frances M. Murphy, Matt Evans, Stephen Brown, Tom Bainbridge The UK Court of Appeal holds that the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal has no discretion to extend limitations period for follow-on actions against alleged cartelists (BCL, BASF)


On 12 November 2010, the Court of Appeal for England and Wales ruled that the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) does not have discretion to extend the time period within which follow-on actions for damages may be commenced. The Court of Appeal’s judgment provides important clarification of (...)

Frances M. Murphy, Matt Evans, Stephen Brown The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal clarifies timing rules for follow-on private antitrust actions for damages against cartel participants (BCL / BASF)


On 19 November 2009, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) confirmed the test it will apply when assessing whether to extend the time limit by which claimants may commence follow-on actions for damages before the CAT once there has been a finding of a breach of UK or EU competition law. The (...)

Frances M. Murphy, Matt Evans The EU Commission fines cartellists in a plastic additives sector highlighting the risk of "facilitating" cartel participation (AC-Treuhand)


On 11 November 2009, the European Commission (the « Commission ») fined 24 companies a total of € 173 million for operating cartel arrangements in the plastic additive sector. The companies fixed prices, shared customers, allocated markets, and exchanged sensitive commercial information for tin (...)

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