Practice

Antitrust and Competition

Stay on the right side of the competition laws. Whether you're a multinational corporation or a growing business looking to expand overseas, keeping up with competition laws can be complex and time-consuming. And as the rules keep changing, companies face new challenges and risks because competition laws are constantly...

Representative experience

Serving as U.S. and EU antitrust counsel to SABMiller in its US$106bn deal with AB InBev.

Served as global antitrust counsel to ALSTOM in the sale of its power businesses to GE for €12.4bn and its €700m acquisition of GE’s transportation signaling business.

Representing MHI in a cartel investigation involving the Japanese, U.S., European, Mexican, and Korean authorities and related private damages claims.

Advised IBM on the successful global antitrust review in the US$1.5bn acquisition of its microelectronics business by GlobalFoundries.

Acting for DFDS in successfully opposing Eurotunnel's acquisition of SeaFrance ferry business, one of the most high-profile and controversial merger cases in the UK and France.

Advised MHI on its entry into a US$2bn global JV between Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery, Inc., and Siemens, in the field of metals machinery technology.

Representing Fiat and Chrysler in proceedings by the Spanish Competition Commission involving an alleged information-sharing cartel among automobile manufacturers/distributors.

Represented Air Canada on its successful appeal of the EU Commission's air cargo cartel decision and in damages litigation in the U.S., UK, Germany, and The Netherlands.

Representing a defendant company in the German beer cartel investigation in which the Federal Cartel Office fined the targets €340m.

Representing container shipping giant Maersk Line in the European Commission's investigation into price signalling in the container shipping sector.

Represented Orbital in the Second Request investigation by the DOJ Antitrust Division in its US$4.5bn merger with ATK.

Defending more than a dozen BCBS health plans in a multidistrict antitrust litigation brought by separate putative classes of both health-insurance purchasers and healthcare providers.

Representing Daimler Trucks North America in its successful defense of two class actions alleging a conspiracy between the major manufacturers of heavy duty trucks and Eaton.

Representing Credit Suisse in multidistrict antitrust litigation.

Successfully advised IBM on the US$2.3bn sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo.

Serving as global antitrust counsel to ARRIS in its US$2.1bn acquisition of Pace

Advised ZTE in a landmark case decided by the ECJ resolving critical issues involving the relationship between competition law and standard essential patents (SEPs).

Advised a major automotive manufacturer in recovering US$100m from a cartel among polyurethane foam manufacturers.

Published Works

Getting the Deal Through - UK Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2013

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Published Works

Getting the Deal Through - US Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2013

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Published Works

Getting The Deal Through Automotive 2018

A joint Hogan Lovells & GTDT publication on the law and regulation governing the automotive industry worldwide.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Our commitment to capacity building in Africa

Hogan Lovells is a leading global law firm with offices and business across all major markets, including in a large number of emerging and developing countries. Africa is a key continent...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Good things don't always come in small packages for the European Commission: Advocate General Kokott delivers her Opinion on the blocked UPS/TNT deal

On 25 July 2018, Advocate General Kokott proposed that the EU Court of Justice validate the annulment by the EU General Court of the European Commission’s 2013 prohibition decision of ...

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Antitrust litigation update event 2018

As in the previous years, we are hosting an event on current legal developments in antitrust litigation law in our Düsseldorf office.

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