Jonathan Parker is a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Practice in Latham & Watkins’ London office focusing on European and UK competition law.

Mr. Parker advises clients on a wide range of EU and UK competition issues, including mergers and acquisitions, market studies, cartels/restrictive agreements, and abuse of dominance cases.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Parker worked as a Legal Director and Director of Mergers at the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). He is renowned in the market for deploying his considerable experience and institutionalized thinking on UK merger control matters.

Mr. Parker is a member of the Competition Law Committee of the City of London Law Society.

Mr. Parker's experience includes advising:

  • NVIDIA in relation to its proposed acquisition of Arm
  • Facebook in relation to its proposed acquisition of Giphy
  • KKR regarding the CMA’s investigation into its acquisition of OverDrive
  • iZettle in relation to the CMA’s Phase 2 investigation into its acquisition by PayPal
  • Rowan Companies in relation to the CMA’s investigation into its merger with Ensco
  • Electro Rent Corporation in relation to the CMA’s Phase 2 investigation of its acquisition of Microlease Inc and the subsequent CAT appeal
  • Integra LifeSciences of the CMA’s investigation into its acquisition of Codman’s Neurosurgery business
  • Survitec Group in relation to the CMA’s investigation into its acquisition of the marine safety business of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS
  • Hytera Communications in relation to the Secretary of State’s public interest intervention regarding its acquisition of Sepura
  • ACCO in relation to the CMA’s investigation into its acquisition of Esselte
  • Bain Capital in relation to the CMA’s investigation into its acquisition of Gruppo Cordenons
  • GTCR in relation to the UK merger filing for its acquisition of PR Newswire
  • A global pharmaceutical company in relation to the CMA’s Competition Act investigation into alleged excessive pricing of hydrocortisone tablets
  • A party in relation to the CMA’s civil and criminal investigation into suspect cartel arrangements in the supply of products to the construction industry

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 1999
  • Bachelor Degree in Law, University of Oxford, 1998