Jay Modrall

Norton Rose Fulbright (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Jay Modrall is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition practice of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and head of its Brussels office. Jay has worked in Brussels, New York and Washington and is a leading advisor for EU and international competition and regulatory work. His competition law work includes the review and clearance of international mergers and acquisitions, advising on potentially restrictive agreements and abuses of dominant positions and the review and approval of State aid under EU law. Jay writes and speaks frequently on EU competition law issues, in particular in relation to antitrust reform and the digital economy. He is active in the leadership of a number of professional organizations in the area, including the ABA’s Antitrust Section, AmCham EU and the IBA.

Distinctions

Linked authors

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Hong Kong)
China Construction Bank Europe (Luxembourg)
RBB Economics (Johannesburg)
RBB Economics (London)
Indian Competition Commission (New Delhi)
Norton Rose Fulbright (Hong Kong)
Norton Rose Fulbright (Brussels)
University of São Paulo

Articles

6202 Bulletin

Jay Modrall The EU Commission announces a package of measures to support the food and agriculture sector and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, including relaxing some antitrust rules on cooperation

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On May 4, 2020, the European Union (EU) announced a package of measures to support the food and agriculture sector and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, including relaxing some antitrust rules on cooperation. The European Commission (EC) had previously announced measures to (...)

Jay Modrall, Violetta Bourt Gun Jumping: An Overview of EU and National Case Law

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1. Introduction Most merger control regimes, including in the EU, are both mandatory and suspensory. This means that mergers must first be notified to the relevant competition authority and approved, before they can be implemented. A violation of these requirements is often referred to as (...)

Jay Modrall The EU Commission publishes its first official guidance on the application the FDI Regulation and during the COVID-19 crisis there could be an increased risk of attempts to acquire healthcare capacities

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On March 25, 2020, the European Commission (EC) published its first official guidance (the Guidance) on the application of Regulation 2019/452 (the FDI Regulation), which created a new framework for screening foreign direct investments (FDI) into the European Union (EU). The EC noted that, in (...)

Jay Modrall The EU Commission opens formal investigation into insurance provider to determine whether its access to a data pooling system may breach EU law competition rules (Insurance Ireland)

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EU COMMISSION INVESTIGATES INSURANCE INFORMATION EXCHANGE* On May 14, the European Commission announced the opening of a formal antitrust investigation into Insurance Ireland to assess whether the conditions of access to its InsuranceLink data pooling system may restrict competition, in breach (...)

Jay Modrall The European Commission publishes a far-reaching on proposals to boost the enforcement powers of national competition authorities) and to address differences between national competition enforcement systems in the European Union

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This article has been nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On November 4, the European Commission published a far-reaching consultation (the Consultation) on proposals to boost the enforcement powers of national (...)

Jay Modrall, Shan Hu The Chinese NDRC fines the undertakings participating in two cartels in the car insurance and automotive component sectors and publishes its decisions (Zhejiang car insurance cartel and Automotive component suppliers’ cartel)

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This article has been nominated for the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. 1. Introduction The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has recently stepped up its cartel enforcement activities and for the first time has (...)

Jay Modrall, Michael Grenfell The COMESA Court of Justice rules that a merger filing notification to COMESA’s Competition Commission will remove the need for filings to national authorities in the Member State (Polytol)

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In much the same way that, within the European Union, a merger filing (notification) to the European Commission removes the need for filings to national competition authorities in the EU Member States, so too the COMESA. Court of Justice has ruled that a merger filing (notification) to COMESA’s (...)

Jay Modrall The EU Commission considers that the commitments proposed by the dominant undertaking in the worldwide market for consolidated real-time datafeeds were sufficient to address the abusive restrictions concerning the use of financial instrument codes (Reuters Instrument Codes)

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The Thomson Reuters Commitment Decision* On November 12, 2013, the European Commission published a summary of its December 20, 2012 decision (the “Decision”) accepting commitments offered by members of the Thomson Reuters group (“Thomson Reuters”). The Decision ended a three-year-long (...)

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