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Jade-Alexandra Fearns

Jade-Alexandra Fearns

Jade-Alexandra focuses her practice on antitrust and competition law along with international sanctions and other regulatory and compliance related advice across a number of sectors including financial services and banking, sports, automotive, media, manufacturing, consumer goods and telecommunications. As businesses globally are impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Jade is a member of the firm’s Coronavirus Response Team helping clients respond and solve issues across myriad fronts. She is recommended in the Legal 500 for the following practice areas: EU and Competition; Trade, WTO Anti-Dumping and Customs; and Sport. According to Legal 500, "competition expert Jade-Alexandra Fearns is … recommended for [sports related] regulatory and disciplinary matters."

Jade is active in the Firm’s pro bono program, and spearheads the London office’s efforts to provide assistance to individual clients and nonprofit organizations in litigation and transactional matters. She graduated from the University of Cambridge where she was president of the University Law Society.

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United Kingdom’s CMA Issues Guidance to Businesses on Co-Operation During the Crisis

As we reported here, the UK government announced that, as part of a package of measures to allow UK grocery supermarkets to work together to feed the nation during the COVID-19 crisis, certain provisions of UK competition law will be relaxed temporarily for the domestic food sector. The CMA has now published a document setting … Continue Reading

Flexibility within a Crisis: The European Competition Network’s Response to COVID-19

On March 23, 2020, the European Commission announced that all competition authorities in the European Competition Network (ECN) (the Commission, the European Surveillance Authority, and the national competition authorities of each EU/EEA Member State) issued a joint statement on how to apply the European competition rules during the COVID-19 crisis.… Continue Reading

Antitrust Enforcers Target Coronavirus-related Violations

As businesses across the globe grapple with the changing realities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. and international antitrust enforcers have warned that business should continue to mind the antitrust laws. Global enforcers are also focusing on the role competition laws play as industries – both essential and hard-hit – grapple with the new environment.… Continue Reading
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