Simmons & Simmons (London)

Mark Jephcott

Simmons & Simmons (London)

Mark Jephcott works for Simmons and Simmons in London. He was before the head of the Asia competition team of Herbert Smith Freehills (Hong Kong). He advised on all aspects of competition law including in relation to the EU and Asian regimes. In addition to his experience in private practice, Mark has also worked for the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition. Mark has acted on major multi-jurisdictional mergers, including several that required clearance from the Chinese authorities. He has particular experience advising clients in the consumer goods and retail, energy and defence industries. Mark authored Law of Cartels (latest edition, July 2011) and Horizontal Agreements and EU Competition Law (2004).


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Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Mark Jephcott, Marcel Nuys, Sergio Sorinas, Kristien Geeurickx The EU Commission publishes guidance on article 22 referrals for transactions falling below national thresholds


On 26 March 2021 the EU Commission (Commission) published revised guidance on the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR), under which the Commission will now accept referrals from Member States for deals that fall below the domestic jurisdictional (...)

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Mark Jephcott, Veronica Roberts, Daniel Vowden, Kristien Geeurickx The UK Government and the EU Commission agree on a trade and cooperation act detailing the applicability of both merger control regimes after Brexit


On 1 January 2021, with the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK entered the real world of Brexit. This has immediate implications for merger control both in the UK and the EU. Any companies involved in deals need to be aware of the impact. As of 1 January 2021 the EU Merger (...)

Tim Briggs, Lode Van Den Hende, Mark Jephcott, Eric White, Morris Schonberg The UK Government and the EU Commission issue a trade and cooperation agreement clarifying the subsidy control regime following the end of the Brexit transition period


The EU State aid regime in its current form ceased to be applicable in the UK as at the end of 31 December 2020, when the Brexit transition period expired. Going forward, State aid or “subsidy control” in the UK will be based on the subsidy control chapter under the UK-EU Trade and (...)

Mark Jephcott, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Marcel Nuys, Peter Rowland, Tom Kemp, Anne Eckenroth The UK Competition Authority launches a market inquiry into the electric vehicle charging sector


The CMA has today (2 December 2020) launched a market study into the electric vehicle charging sector in the UK. The study will consider two broad themes : how to develop a competitive sector while also attracting private investment to help the sector grow ; how to ensure people using electric (...)

Mark Jephcott, Adelaide Luke The US DoJ and the FTC publish competition law compliance guidelines aimed at HR professionals involved in recruitment and remuneration decisions for their firms


In October, the US competition authorities (the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)) published competition law compliance guidelines aimed at HR professionals involved in recruitment and remuneration decisions for their firms (the US Guidelines). This development (...)

Sebastien Moore, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Mark Jephcott, Dafni Katrana, Peter Rowland The EU General Court hands down a judgment concerning an appeal brought by an undertaking and several generic companies against an EU Commission decision which found that the parties had breached Article 101 TFEU by agreeing to delay the market entry of a generic drug (Lundbeck)


On 8 September 2016 the General Court (GC) handed down its judgments in relation to the appeals brought by Lundbeck and a number of generic companies (Sun Pharma (Ranbaxy), Arrow, Generics UK, Merck and Xellia/Alpharma) against a European Commission (Commission) decision finding that the (...)

Angela Huyue Zhang, Mark Jephcott, Peggy Leung The Chinese NDRC imposes sanctions on members of international LCD panel cartel (Samsung / LG / AU Optronics / Chunghwa / Chimei InnoLux / HannStar)


This article has been nominated for the 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. 1. Summary On 4 January 2013, China’s National Development and Reform Commission ("NDRC") announced that it had imposed fines and penalties totalling RMB 353 (...)

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Mark Jephcott Horizontal Agreements and EU Competition Law


Cette rubrique Livres recense et commente les ouvrages et autres publications en droit de la concurrence, droit & économie de la concurrence et en droit de la régulation. Une telle recension ne peut par nature être exhaustive et se limite donc à présenter quelques publications récentes (...)


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