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Marjorie C. Holmes

Marjorie C. Holmes


Marjorie focuses on competition law in several sectors, including aviation, marine, insurance, construction, 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 included in CGR Who`s Who Legal 2017 and has been nominated by in-house counsel and peers in the 12th edition of Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc. Marjorie has received the following recommendations in Chambers and Legal 500:

"Clients say Marjorie Holmes 'has a talent of getting to the point without neglecting other issues which may be important at a later stage.' She has recently advised clients in the retail, shipping and media sectors." - Chambers UK, 2017

"...has a good understanding of our industry and also draws useful parallels with other industries when explaining complex competition-related scenarios." - Chambers UK, 2016

"Marjorie Holmes has 'profound and vast legal knowledge' and ‘can communicate complex risk assessment in a succinct and readable format'." - Legal 500, 2014

“Clients praise Marjorie Holmes for her ‘in-depth knowledge of competition law’ and ‘clear, prompt advice’.” – Chambers, 2012

"Marjorie Holmes is ‘exceptional in her level of professional commitment to the field of competition law, as well as her depth and breadth of knowledge’." - Legal 500, 2011

"... has long-standing competition law experience. Clients describe her as "invaluable; she provides clear advice which is easy to understand."

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
  • 2006 - Richards Butler (combined with Reed Smith in 2007)
  • 1985 - Davies Arnold Cooper

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, British Maritime Law Association European Group