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Clifford Chance
Nelson Jung

Nelson Jung


Nelson Jung

Nelson Jung specialises in EU and UK competition law across a wide range of industry sectors.

Nelson rejoined the firm from the UK's Competition and Markets Authority where he was the Director of Mergers Group. He previously held a number of senior positions at the CMA's predecessor, the Office of Fair Trading, including Director of Competition Enforcement and Head of Mergers.

Nelson is a member of the core leadership team for the firm's Tech Group.

  • Advising a tech company in relation to an EU antitrust investigation
  • Advising a tech company in relation to the CMA market study into online platforms and digital advertising
  • Advising Motor Fuel Group on its £1.2 billion acquisition of MRH, U.K.'s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator
  • Advising Delivery Hero on the sale of Hungry House (the online UK food ordering service) to Just Eat
  • Advising Booker Group plc on the antitrust aspects of its £3.7 billion merger with Tesco plc
  • Advising ClearScore on the sale of its business to Experian
  • Advising Mastercard on ‎its acquisition of VocaLink

Experience while at the Competition and Markets Authority and Office of Fair Trading:

  • Director responsible for the delivery of over 200 merger decisions across a wide range of industries, including consumer goods and retail, online services, healthcare and rail
  • Playing a leading role in developing UK merger policy, including the drafting of several CMA guidelines and publications
  • Leading on several antitrust investigations and acting as decision-maker in cases in the pharmaceutical sector and electronic platform services
  • Regularly representing the CMA and OFT domestically and internationally, including before Parliamentary Committees, the European Competition Network, the EU Merger Working Group and the OECD

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Career and qualifications

  • Université Paris (Erasmus, European Law) 1998
  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität (First state exam in law) 2000
  • Regional Court Darmstadt; Gleiss Lutz (Second state exam in law) 2002
  • Admitted as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany 2003
  • University College London (LLM) 2004
  • Admitted as solicitor in England & Wales 2007
  • Partner since 2016

Awards and citations

  • "Has an excellent standing in the community and strong relationships with the major competition agencies"
    Chambers Europe 2019: Competition Law
  • "He has a strong structured approach based on precedents from CMA cases"
    Chambers UK 2020: Competition Law
  • "Outstandingly responsive, thorough and creative"
    Legal 500 2018 EU and Competition
  • Identified as a Future Leader for Competition in Who's Who Legal 
  • Identified as a 'Next Generation Partner' in Legal 500 UK 2020 for EU and Competition
  • Identified as an 'Up and Coming' lawyer in Chambers UK 2020 for Competition Law