Joe Beautridge advises on all aspects of EU and UK competition law. This includes advising clients on antitrust investigations, UK, EU and multi-jurisdictional merger control and foreign direct investment and competition law compliance. Joe also advises on Subsidy Control and State Aid.

Joe has experience across a range of industry sectors, including consumer, TMT, diversified industrials, aerospace and defense, automotive and government. Joe has also spent time working in the Hogan Lovells ACER team in Brussels.

Education and admissions


LPC, BPP University, Distinction, 2017

LLB (Law and German), University of Bristol, 2016

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Solicitor, Republic of Ireland

Representative experience

Advising IBM on the EU and rest of world merger control aspects of its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat.

Advising a global food manufacturer on competition law compliance queries, including on distribution agreements, dominance and general antitrust compliance.

Advising a large industrial company on the merger control aspects of a large acquisition.

Advising on the multi-jurisdictional foreign direct investment aspects of a UK takeover.

Advising a large construction firm and online retailer in responding to CMA investigations.

Providing regular advice on competition law issues including vertical agreements, abuse of dominance and contact with competitors.

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