Marjorie C Holmes

Marjorie C Holmes
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Marjorie deals with contentious and non-contentious antitrust matters. She is co-head of Reed Smith’s UK antitrust and competition group. Marjorie focuses on competition law in several sectors, including aviation, marine, pharmaceutical, retail, media, energy and finance sectors. Marjorie has represented companies in a number of important investigations by the European Commission and the UK Competition Authorities. She also acts as legal adviser to several trade associations and has significant merger control experience including dealing with Phase 2 clearances.

Marjorie is ranked in Chambers and The Legal 500. Clients quoted in Chambers UK (2017) say Marjorie Holmes “has a talent of getting to the point without neglecting other issues which may be important at a later stage”.

Recent highlights include acting for Sonoco (packaging company) in one of the first Phase 2 investigations by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on the acquisition of Weidenhammer, securing derogations to integrate outside of UK during the investigation and, ultimately, unconditional clearance. Marjorie has also acted for a shipping line in the alleged signalling case brought by the European Commission starting with a dawn raid in 2011, which has resulted in article 9 commitments being adopted in December 2016. She is one of the few lawyers with UK High Court, Court of Appeal and ECJ private actions for alleged breach of competition laws experience, including judgments.

Marjorie holds a BSC from the London School of Economics and an LLM from Cambridge University. She is qualified in England and Wales and is on the Irish Law Society Roll.

WWL says: Marjorie Holmes is a superb competition and compliance lawyer who is recognised for her dynamic approach and knowledge of the area.

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