Covington & Burling (London)

James Marshall

Covington & Burling (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

James Marshall advises on all aspects of competition law and sector regulation and regularly counsels clients on merger control, investigations and enforcement, commercial deals, abuse of dominance, sector regulation, and compliance. Earlier in his career, James worked with the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), where he helped develop the UK’s antitrust and regulated sector enforcement regimes. In addition to his competition law practice, James advises on the UK's National Security and Investment Act and other Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regimes. James frequently guides clients through both the merger control and FDI aspects of major global deals. Clients turn to Mr. Marshall to help them find innovative solutions to complex antitrust enforcement, merger and counselling matters. James represents clients before UK, EU, and global regulators across a number of industries. He has advised on numerous complex global transactions and antitrust enforcement cases, and has strong experience advising in the life sciences, financial services, energy & infrastructure, consumer, digital, and sports sectors. James practiced for several years in the Asia-Pacific region. He has experience advising on competition, regulatory, and public policy issues in Asia and the Middle East. He is a former Chair of the Competition Section Advisory Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales. James is highly recommended by Legal 500 and is recognized as a Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal. James is dual-qualified in England & Wales, and the Republic of Ireland.

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2673 Bulletin

James Marshall, Sophie Albrighton, Grace Kim The UK Competition Authority publishes its recommendation for replacing the retained Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation


On 3 November, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) issued a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to replace the EU Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation or ” VABER” with a UK Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order (“UK (...)

James Marshall, Sophie Albrighton The UK Competition Authority consults the Government to replace the retained vertical agreements block exemption regulation with new vertical agreements block exemption order


The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) is consulting on its proposed recommendation to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to replace the retained Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation (“retained VABER”) with a new UK Vertical Agreements Block (...)

Louise Freeman, Alexander Leitch, Johan Ysewyn, James Marshall, Peter D. Camesasca, Harry Denlegh Maxwell The UK Supreme Court dismisses the appeal of a financial services company in a class action related to an alleged overcharging of interbank fees (Merricks / Mastercard)


The UK Supreme Court has today ruled in favour of Walter Merricks, the former head of the UK Financial Ombudsman Service., in a hotly-anticipated judgment in the first opt-out competition class action brought in the UK. Background Mr Merricks is the proposed class representative for 46.2 (...)

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