John Messent

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
Lawyer (Associate)

John Messent’s practice focuses on EU and UK competition law, including merger control, anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, state aid, and sectoral regulation. John joined the firm in November 2008. From October 2013, he spent six months on secondment in the Policy department of the Office of Fair Trading, working on guidance documents to be published by the new Competition and Markets Authority (including on mergers, Competition Act investigations, and criminal cartel offence prosecutions). John is a practising Barrister and has represented clients before the European Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority, and UK sectoral regulators, as well as before the EU and UK courts

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Paul Stuart, John Messent, Henry Mostyn, Romi Lepetska The UK Government lowers the merger notification threshold for specific sectors including artificial intelligence, cryptographic authentication and advanced materials

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On 21 July 2020, the Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply) (Amendment) Order 2020 and the Enterprise Act 2002 (Turnover Test) (Amendment) Order 2020 came into force. Both Orders amend the jurisdictional thresholds for mergers in certain sectors. Under the new rules, the thresholds have been (...)

John Messent, Paul Stuart, Richard Pepper, Paul Gilbert, Nicholas Levy, Maurits Dolmans The UK Government introduces measures allowing it to intervene in merger transactions to mitigate the effects of public health emergencies following the COVID-19 outbreak

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On 22 June 2020, the UK Government introduced new measures allowing it to intervene in merger transactions “to maintain in the United Kingdom the capability to combat, and to mitigate the effects of, public health emergencies." The Government will be able to intervene on these grounds in any (...)

Edward Crane, Aurèle Delors, John Messent, Francesco Iodice, Mirko von Bieberstein, Michael J. Ulmer, Giuseppe Scassellati-Sforzolini, Nicholas Levy, François-Charles Laprévote, Richard Pepper, Konstantin Bondarenko The EU Commission issues guidance on the screening of foreign direct investments in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

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In a March 25, 2020 communication, the European Commission (“EC”) issued guidance on the screening of foreign direct investments (“FDI”) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The communication identifies an increased risk of attempts by non-EU acquirers to obtain control over suppliers of (...)

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