Jessica Staples

Senior Counsel
Joined firm 2015.

Jessica is a Senior Counsel based in the London office.

Jessica represents clients from a broad range of sectors before the UK, EU and global competition authorities. Jessica’s experience includes advising on foreign investment, and the EU and UK merger control aspects of high-profile global transactions. Jessica has also represented clients in behaviourial investigations and market studies, and in litigation before the European Courts.

Highlights include advising:

  • Google in relation to the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into its AdSense agreements, and the ongoing appeal against the European Commission’s finding to the General Court;
  • Google in relation to the CMA’s market study into online advertising;
  • Analog Devices Inc on its acquisition of Maxim Integrated Products
  • Allergan on its acquisition by Abbvie
  • John Wood Group plc on its acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler Plc
  • Ball Corporation on its acquisition of Rexam Plc.

Prior to joining Slaughter and May, Jessica practised at a prominent South African law firm.