Paul Castlo

Paul Castlo

Counsel
London

Email paul.castlo@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

More than a decade of experience gained in our Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation teams in London and Brussels, and whilst on secondment to the UK's primary competition law agency, enables Paul to help clients find solutions to the most complex antitrust issues they face.

Clients across a range of industries – especially the financial services and consumer goods sectors – turn to Paul for business critical advice on the risks and opportunities associated with investigations by competition law agencies, damages litigation, merger control, and competition law compliance.

Awards and recognitions

2016

EU and Competition
Legal 500 UK 2017

2020

EU and Competition
Legal 500 UK 2021

Education and admissions

Education

B.A. (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford, St Anne's College

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Solicitor, Republic of Ireland

Representative experience

Advising IBM on the global merger control aspects of its US$34bn acquisition of Red Hat.

Advising a major international financial institution in relation to a European Commission antitrust investigation.

Advising Bottomline Technologies in relation to the UK Competition and Markets Authority's Phase 2 investigation into its acquisition of Experian Payments Gateway.

Advising DCC plc in relation to the UK Competition and Markets Authority's investigation into its acquisition of the LPG business of Countrywide Farmers plc.

Advising TSB Bank plc in relation to the UK Competition and Markets Authority's market investigation into UK retail banking.

Advising SABMiller on the EU merger control aspects of its acquisition by AB InBev.

Advising Trinity Mirror plc in relation to the UK Competition and Markets Authority's investigation into the advertising of estate agent fees in a local newspaper.

Advising a major international shipping company in relation to a cartel investigation by the European Commission.

Advising Morrisons and Safeway on their successful appeals before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal of the UK Office of Fair Trading's tobacco cartel decision.

Advising Umbro plc on the merger control aspects of its £285m acquisition by Nike Inc.

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