Mark Wagh is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice.

Mr. Wagh advises clients across all areas of UK and EU competition law, including merger control, abuse of dominance, competition compliance, and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Wagh worked as an associate at international law firms in London. In 2018 he undertook a six-month secondment at the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) where he worked on a number of complex and high-profile CMA matters.

Mr. Wagh’s experience includes advising:

  • A major UK financial holding company on handling questions from UK competition authorities and financial regulators in relation to losses caused by a major global insolvency
  • MGM, Hollywood’s most iconic movie studio and home to the James Bond franchise, in its planned US$8.45 billion acquisition by a multi-national technology company
  • Five9 in Zoom’s US$14.7 billion acquisition of Five9
  • Global Media and Entertainment Limited on its acquisition of Exterion Media which was cleared at Phase 1 by the CMA*
  • Roche Holdings, Inc. on its acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. which was cleared at Phase 1 by the CMA*
  • Cengage Learning, Inc. on its merger with McGraw-Hill Education which was abandoned by the Parties during the Phase 2 review by the CMA*
  • ION Investment Group Limited on its acquisition of Broadway Technology Holdings LLC which received conditional clearance at Phase 1 by the CMA*
  • A third party on the proposed Liberty Global plc / Telefonica transaction*
  • A client in relation to a regulatory anticompetitive agreement investigation in the UK*
  • MasterCard Europe SA as an intervening party in a preliminary reference in American Express Company v The Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury*
  • An international bank in investigations around the world into the foreign exchange markets*
  • Coty Inc. on its US$12.5 billion offer for Procter & Gamble's fine fragrance, colour cosmetics and hair colour businesses which was unconditionally cleared at Phase I by the European Commission*
  • Arclight Capital LLC on its £585 million acquisition of North Sea assets from Total which was unconditionally cleared by the CMA*
  • Russian search provider, Yandex, as a complainant in the European Commission’s Google Android investigation*
  • A large multi-national corporation on Article 102 TFEU compliance*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law, King's College London
  • LL.M. in Competition Law, King's College London
  • Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King's College London
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Nottingham