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Tom Jenkins

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie


Tom Jenkins is Special Counsel in Baker McKenzie’s Antitrust and Competition practice in Hong Kong and China. He advises clients across a range of transactional, advisory and contentious competition matters and regularly speaks at leading antitrust events in the region. Before joining the Hong Kong office in 2015, Tom was based in Baker McKenzie’s Brussels office, where he advised clients on the full range of EU and UK competition law matters.

Practice Focus

Tom’s practice covers a broad range of Asia Pacific and EU/UK competition law issues including merger control, competition investigations, distribution arrangements, abuse of dominance, joint ventures, issues relating to intellectual property and competition law and competition compliance. He advises clients in a broad range of sectors including financial services, life sciences, energy/mining, fast moving consumer goods, media, logistics & IT.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising a number of clients in connection with leniency regimes in Hong Kong and China.

  • Advising FedEx on the Chinese merger clearance aspects of its USD 4.8 billion acquisition of TNT.

  • Advising on the China-related merger control aspects of a JV in the auto parts sector (notified via the simplified procedure).

  • Advising Abbott Laboratories in connection with the China merger control aspects of its USD 5.8 billion acquisition of Alere Inc.

  • Advised a leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic products in the settlement of the European Commission's cartel investigation on the car parts sector (Alternators and Starters).

  • Acting as adviser to several major global consumer goods suppliers on EU distribution issues.


  • Hong Kong~China (2018)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2010)


  • Oxford University (Bachelor of Civil Law) (2006)
  • London School of Economics (LLB First class honors) (2005)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Brussels
  • London

Co-author, "Getting ready for the Competition Ordinance,” Journal of the Hong Kong Chartered Institute of Secretaries, December 2015

Co-author, "Competition Law in Europe: What to Expect in 2014," European Competition Law Review ([2014] 35 E.C.L.R., Issue 6)

Co-author, "A Risky Business: RPM in China," Competition Law Insight, 15 October 2013

Co-author, "Commission increasingly tough on failure to cooperate," International Law Office, 25 July 2013

Co-author, "Should EU merger control cover minority shareholdings?," International Law Office, 3 October 2013