Lisa Navarro

Lisa Navarro

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Lisa Navarro advises on the application of UK and EU competition and regulatory law, supporting clients in relation to compliance, commercial arrangements, supply chain management, and dispute resolution. Lisa also advises on international merger control issues, having helped clients to obtain clearances for transactions in various jurisdictions worldwide, including the UK.

Lisa's practice spans a wide variety of industries. She is particularly prominent as a trusted advisor to the UK's water sector having advised a number of water companies on competition issues including investigations into potential infringements, the regulatory regime for water in the UK and the setting of price controls. Most recently, Lisa was the lead advisor for Bristol Water in its appeal of its 2015-2020 price controls to the Competition and Markets Authority.

Lisa also advises UK and international companies on anti-corruption compliance with a focus on the requirements of the Bribery Act 2010. She has helped clients to design and implement compliance policies and procedures, as well as providing support in relation to potential infringements.

According to the Chambers UK Guide 2017, Lisa “has excellent knowledge of the water sector, laws and standards. Her commercial awareness is very good and she's phenomenally effective. Her personal dedication is inspirational".

Concentrations

  • Competition law
  • Merger control
  • Anti-Bribery and corruption compliance and enforcement
  • Access to information
  • Utility regulation
  • UK water sector – regulatory issues and price controls
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Bristol Water before the Competition Commission in 2010 and before the Competition and Markets Authority in 2015 with regard to a full redetermination of its regulated price controls.
  • Advised Bristol Water in connection with Ofwat’s investigation into potential infringements of the Competition Act in the self-lay sector.
  • Advised Atlas Mara Limited in relation to the COMESA merger control filing submitted in respect of its acquisition of Finance Bank Zambia plc, a multi-service bank with operations in Zambia.
  • Acted for Nomad Foods Limited in obtaining merger control clearance in Russia for its €2.6 billion acquisition of the Bird's Eye/Iglo group and its subsequent £500 million acquisition of the continental European business of the Findus Group, which required coordination of merger control clearances in Austria, Germany and Spain as well as detailed EU antitrust advice on information exchange issues.
  • Advised Atlas Mara Limited in relation to the COMESA merger control filing submitted in respect of its acquisition of Finance Bank Zambia plc, a multi-service bank with operations in Zambia.
  • Acted for Nomad Foods Limited in obtaining merger control clearance in Russia for its €2.6 billion acquisition of the Bird's Eye/Iglo group and its subsequent £500 million acquisition of the continental European business of the Findus Group, which required coordination of merger control clearances in Austria, Germany and Spain as well as detailed EU antitrust advice on information exchange issues.
  • Advised Atlas Mara Limited in relation to the COMESA merger control filing submitted in respect of its acquisition of Finance Bank Zambia plc, a multi-service bank with operations in Zambia.
  • Acted for Nomad Foods Limited in obtaining merger control clearance in Russia for its €2.6 billion acquisition of the Bird's Eye/Iglo group and its subsequent £500 million acquisition of the continental European business of the Findus Group, which required coordination of merger control clearances in Austria, Germany and Spain as well as detailed EU antitrust advice on information exchange issues.
  • Advised with regard to a complaint filed with the European Commission concerning anticompetitive activities in the medical equipment market. 
  • Advised Rentokil on the acquisition of the pest control, fire and water businesses of Santia Group.
  • Advised a music publisher with regard to a complaint filed with the European Commission, and provided general advice in relation to commercial agreements. 
  • Advised Sport Universal Process (Amisco) on obtaining UK merger control clearance for its acquisition of Prozone.
  • Advised Thames Water as an intervener before the Competition Appeal Tribunal in a case brought by Albion Water. 
  • Advised on the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations in the chemicals sector. 
  • Advised various entities on the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance policies in light of the requirements of the Bribery Act 2010, including the provision of training sessions on the scope and implications of the Act for management and operational staff.
  • Assisting clients with Anti-Corruption risk assessments, audits and due diligence.
  • Advising on potential Bribery Act enforcement actions, strategy, and internal investigations.

°Certain of the above representations were handled by Ms. Navarro prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers UK Guide
    • Energy & Natural Resources: Water, 2017
    • Competition/European Law: Non-contentious, 2013
  • Named, Competition and Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, Lexology Client Choice Awards, 2016
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Water, 2013-2017
  • Team Member, Winning Team, "Cross Border Sector Deals – Technology, Media and Telecom Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion)" and "Cross Border Regional Deals – US-Europe Deal of the Year" for Amaya Inc.’s acquisition of Rational Group, owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, The M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual International M&A Awards, 2015
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, London Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2013-2014
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Award, Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (over $200mm) for Merger of Burger King and Justice Holdings Ltd., 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Deal of the Year (Over US$1 Billion), M&A Advisor Awards, 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (Over US$1 Billion), M&A Advisor Awards, 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2013
  • Finalist, "Competition Law Team of the Year", Legal Business Awards, 2011
  • Recipient, "Excellence in Social Responsibility - Pro Bono," Law Society, 2008 
  • Finalist, "Pro Bono Team of the Year," The Lawyer Awards, 2008
  • Founder and Manager, Competition Pro Bono Scheme
  • Member, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Member, Competition Law Association 
  • Member, Law Society, Competition Section 
  • Member, Law Society of England and Wales 

Credentials

Education
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, The Economics of Competition Law, Kings College London, 2008
  • Legal Practice Course, Nottingham, 2001
  • B.A., with honors, Jurisprudence, Hertford College, Oxford University, 2000
  • M.A. Oxon
Admissions
  • England and Wales