Hogan Lovells Enhances Competition Practice with New London Hire

LONDON, 27 May 2010 - Hogan Lovells has made its first lateral partner hire since the combination of Lovells and Hogan & Hartson took effect. The firm's Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice has recruited Suyong Kim as a partner to join the London office. Suyong is currently a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. She is expected to join the firm in the next few weeks and will be joined by two experienced counsel – Karman Gordon and Christopher Hutton.

Suyong advises on both UK and EU competition law, handling transactional matters, including multi-jurisdictional mergers and joint ventures, as well as contentious matters such as cartel investigations, market inquiries and damages claims. She has recently been advising clients in connection with the OFT’s dairy products and tobacco investigations and in a leading case involving access pricing in the water sector before the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Suyong also advises clients on regulatory issues in the telecommunications, energy, and water sectors.

The Hogan Lovells antitrust/competition practice is one of the largest practices of its kind globally, with around 130 lawyers and coverage in 16 countries around the world. The practice works at the cutting edge of all key areas of antitrust and competition law.  This includes the most significant multinational mergers and joint ventures, cartel cases, abuse of dominance, and restrictive practices cases, as well as other competition and antitrust investigations. The firm represents clients in litigation and advises on public law and policy issues and legislation, as well as State aid and public procurement matters.

Commenting on Suyong's arrival, David Harris, Hogan Lovells' Co-CEO, said:

"The continued development and investment in the antitrust practice reflects our commitment to providing clients with access to a broad range of high quality advice across the regulatory practice."

Susan Bright, co-leader (with Jan McDavid) of the Hogan Lovells Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice, added:

"Suyong has an excellent reputation and a proven track record of attracting significant client work and developing a first rate team. I am delighted that we will be working together and have no doubt that she will be a real asset to the new Hogan Lovells team here in London."

Suyong Kim said:

"I am very pleased to be joining Hogan Lovells at such an exciting time. The firm has a fantastic client base and an international antitrust practice with transatlantic capabilities which will provide an excellent platform for the practice that my team and I have built over the last six years."

Suyong Kim will be joining Hogan Lovells International LLP.

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