Hogan Lovells lawyers Christopher Peacock and Stefan Kirwitzke listed in Global Competition Review’s Foreign Investment Control 40 under 40 list

Awards & rankings | 29 June 2023

29 June 2023 – Global Competition Review’s (GCR) Foreign Investment Control (FIC) has named global law firm Hogan Lovells senior associates Christopher Peacock and Stefan Kirwitzke to its 2023 “40 Under 40” list, which recognises the world’s top foreign investment lawyers under age 40.

Launched last year, GCR FIC covers the latest developments in foreign investment control, as growing protectionist policies and global trade tensions cause governments to crack down on deals that threaten their national interests.

Having spent time practising in London, Brussels, and Dublin, senior associate Christopher Peacock brings a truly international perspective to cross-border transactions and legal issues. He has a broad range of experience advising clients on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, EU and national/domestic merger regimes, foreign direct investment regimes, and in particular the UK's National Security and Investment Act.

At the intersection of competition and trade law, senior associate Stefan Kirwitzke guides clients to successfully close their multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions in the context of foreign investment control and merger control proceedings. He focuses his practice on international, cross-border cases and has experience handling complex global mergers in front of the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office, and the Ministry of Economics as well as coordinating FDI and merger filings in jurisdictions globally towards multiple regulators. Stefan also advises on sanctions and export controls in a German, European, and international context as well as procurement law, specialising in defence procurement. With a background in diplomacy and policy, Stefan has a sound understanding of liaising between international clients respectively and their relation to international authorities.

Click here to see the full list of GCR FIC 40 Under 40 2023.