Jackie Holland has “a very high profile” in the London market where she stands out among peers for her exceptional work advising clients on complex competition regulation and compliance matters.
Jackie is a special adviser with over 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. She has a wide practice incorporating a range of public and private sector clients and the full spectrum of competition and regulatory law, including antitrust, merger control, market investigations, state aid, competition litigation, investigations, competition law compliance and sectoral regulation issues.
Jackie’s recent projects have included advising: Thermo Fisher Scientific on the phase II review of its proposed acquisition of the electron microscope peripherals business of Roper Technologies Inc (the Gatan business); VocaLink on its acquisition by Mastercard; HM Treasury on obtaining State aid approval for the replacement of RBS’ commitment to divest its Williams & Glyn SME banking operation with an alternative remedies package; and BEIS (formerly DECC) on obtaining state aid approval for the Hinkley Point C power station (including on appeal) and for various renewable energy projects. She advises various clients in regulated sectors, including the water, energy, financial services and telecommunications industries.
Jackie is also a non-governmental adviser to the Competition and Markets Authority in relation to the International Competition Network. She has special insight into the working practices of the competition authorities having spent five years in senior positions at the Office of Fair Trading, including senior director for the policy group, the OFT’s procedural adjudicator for competition act cases and as one of the OFT’s Phase I decision makers on merger cases.
Jackie is recognised in W@Competition’s “40 in their 40s” list of notable women competition professionals and GCR’s Women in Antitrust publication.