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John Embleton


John Embleton
John advises clients of different sizes in various industries on their merger control and other competition and compliance obligations to help them achieve their objectives in the most practical and efficient way. He understands the commercial drivers behind his clients' objectives and this helps him deliver the most pragmatic regulatory advice to help achieve those objectives.

He advises large global clients on competition regulations and merger control requirements, working with authorities and local lawyers across a range of different jurisdictions and varied legal systems. John helps clients with the competition aspects of transactions over a variety of different deal structures and across a range of industry sectors, coordinating the competition obligations around the world to help clients close their deal in the most effective and streamlined way possible.

An associate in our Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) practice, John advises on all aspects of antitrust and competition law, with a particular focus on international merger control. He has extensive experience in merger control proceedings with a large number of competition authorities worldwide.

John studied law (jurisprudence) at Pembroke College, Oxford University before taking the LPC at BPP Law School in London. He completed his training contract with Hogan Lovells in London, during which he was seconded to Brussels for six months, and also gained experience in the Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions, Infrastructure Finance and Insurance practice areas. On qualification in 2012, John re-joined the team in Brussels.

Education and admissions


  • B.A. Law, University of Oxford, Pembroke College, 2009


  • Brussels Legal

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales
  • Republic of Ireland
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