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Nelson Jung

Nelson Jung

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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.

Podcast - Global M&A Trends 2019

Nelson is joined by Jennifer Mbaluto, Stephen Reese and Nicholas Hughes to discuss how IP, digital borders and cross-industry alliances are affecting deal activity, and the growing appetite for M&A in hard assets and infrastructure.

  • Booker Group plc on the antitrust aspects of its £3.7 billion merger with Tesco plc
  • Mastercard on ‎its acquisition of VocaLink
  • Prior to his time at the UK’s competition authorities, Nelson advised clients on a wide range of matters, including mergers, horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominance cases and state aid issues

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

  • Identified as a 'Next Generation Lawyer' in Legal 500 UK 2017 for EU and Competition