James Parkinson

Associate

  • Postgraduate Diploma (EU Competition Law), King's College London, 2015
  • LPC, BPP Law School, London, 2012
  • GDL, The College of Law, Guildford, 2011
  • BA (French, German, Economics), University College, Durham University, 2010

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2014
  • Ireland, Solicitor, 2016
  • French
  • German

James Parkinson

Associate

James Parkinson joined the antitrust department as an associate in March 2021. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, James was an associate at a leading U.S. law firm in their London office.

James’ practice includes all aspects of UK and EU competition law, including merger control, foreign investment, cartel investigations and compliance. James has a particular focus on complex merger control and foreign investment issues, with significant experience navigating global regulatory approvals for cross-border transactions and other investments by multinational corporations, financial institutions and private equity clients.

Experience

  • Advising Baring Private Equity Asia on the sale of the global surgical business of Lumenis LTD. to Boston Scientific

Representative matters prior to joining Ropes & Gray include:

  • Advising Triton Partners on its acquisition of the tour operating activities of Corendon and subsequent combination with Sunweb
  • Advising Spectrum Brands on its $2 billion carve-out sale of its global consumer battery business (Varta & Rayovac) to Energizer
  • Advising Bain Capital and Cinven on their 5.3 billion joint public takeover for the German pharmaceutical company Stada Arzneimittal
  • Advising Tronox on its $2.2 billion acquisition of Cristal’s titanium dioxide business
  • Advising an automotive parts manufacturer in relation to an investigation by the European Commission into possible breaches of Article 101 TFEU
  • Advising CapVest on the carve-out acquisition from Mallinckrodt of its global nuclear imaging radiopharmaceuticals division
  • Advising Solera, a digital technology group part-owned by Vista Equity Partners, on its £340 million acquisition of Autodata
  • Advising Golden Gate Capital on its $2.9 billion acquisition of Neustar
  • Advising Golden Gate Capital on the $2.5 billion investment by Koch Industries in Infor
  • Advising Accenture on its $830 million disposal of Navitaire to Amadeus
  • Advising Guardian Industries Corp. on its acquisition by Koch Industries
  • Advising Vista Equity Partners on its $1.6 billion take-private acquisition of Infoblox

Publications

  • James Parkinson and Thomas Wilson, “Minority Shareholdings: An Overview of EU and National Case Law,” Concurrences, e-Competitions Special Issue (October 2020)

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  • Postgraduate Diploma (EU Competition Law), King's College London, 2015
  • LPC, BPP Law School, London, 2012
  • GDL, The College of Law, Guildford, 2011
  • BA (French, German, Economics), University College, Durham University, 2010

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2014
  • Ireland, Solicitor, 2016
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