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Germany takes a tougher stance against bypassing Russia Sanctions via third countries

Coinciding with the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Germany has demonstrated a tougher stance in the enforcement of the EU sanctions. These actions serve as a stark...

Insights and Analysis

Life Science Law Update – Key developments for pharma and device companies in EU and EU Big Five

In this first issue of our quarterly Life Science Law Update, our teams highlight key trends across life sciences regulatory, corporate, compliance, competition, and privacy throughout the...

Insights and Analysis

FDI Outlook 2023 – What to expect from national security reviews in the new year

With 2023 only a few days old, many predictions are out there about what the New Year holds for investment and M&A activity. While it is hard to prophesy, particularly in such...

Hogan Lovells Publications

European Investigations Guide

Multinationals face a variety of questions when confronted with an internal investigation. Especially in Europe, cross-border investigations can be challenging to navigate as every...

Published Works

Showcases and showstoppers the DMAs impact on merger control in digital markets Competition Law & Policy Debate

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) focuses on several ex ante behavioural obligations on entities that have been designated as so-called gatekeepers. However, the DMA also introduces certain...


Working together: EC guidelines on application of competition law to collective bargaining

The European Commission has adopted guidelines addressing the application of EU competition law to the "solo self-employed". The guidelines clarify situations in which certain...


Second Annual Report on FDI Screening highlights importance of FDI in M&A transactions

In its Second Annual Report on the screening of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Union, the EU Commission takes stock of the FDI screening rules at both EU and Member State level....


Hungary lifts FDI veto after pressure from EU Commission – all's well that ends well?

For the first time ever, the EU Commission has issued a decision on the relationship between EU merger control law and national FDI screening rules. It found that the Hungarian...


Platforms, parity and price maintenance – New EU rules for three distribution essentials

On 1 June 2022, the European Commission’s revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and the accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints entered into force....

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