James R. Modrall is an antitrust and competition law partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. A US-qualified lawyer by background, he is a member of the bar in New York, Washington, D.C. and Belgium. With 27 years of experience, he is a leading advisor for EU and international competition work, in particular the review and clearance of international mergers and acquisitions. Mr Modrall also has extensive experience with EU financial regulatory reform, advising the world’s leading private equity groups in connection with the new EU directive on alternative investment fund managers and leading banks and investment firms on EU initiatives including EU regulation of derivatives, EU reforms in financial market regulation and the creation of a new EU framework for crisis management, among others. Mr. Modrall’s native language is English, and he is fluent in Italian and proficient in Dutch and French.

2022 Awards


Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

Nominee, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Cross-Border Issues.

Nominee, 2017 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust.

Nominee, 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Unilateral Conduct.

Nominee, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Asian Antitrust.

Winner, 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business Readers Award

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