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Ivan Pico


Ivan Pico
Dutch, English, French, Spanish
Practice Group

As an associate in the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) practice of Hogan Lovells Brussels, Ivan Pico advises on all aspects of competition law and has a particular focus on cartels and merger control. As a Belgian law qualified lawyer, Ivan has helped various Belgian clients in making sure their commercial practices are in accordance with competition laws and in setting up internal compliance programmes. Ivan also regularly deals with the Dutch competition authority in order to secure the necessary merger approvals for clients intending to take over competitors or intending to sell a part of their business.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Ivan worked at the Cartels Directorate of the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition, where he gained insights in the technology and energy industries.

Representative experience

Advising two of the leading carriers in the vehicles shipping sector regarding cartel investigations in multiple jurisdictions

Secured the Dutch competition authority's Phase I approval for the sale of Dun&Bradstreet Corporation's Benelux business to the private equity fund Altares/Naxicap

Advised Kudelski Group on the required multi-jurisdictional merger filings for the acquisition of Civolution BV

Education and admissions


  • Master of Laws, Institute of European Studies Brussels
  • Master of Law, University of Ghent, Belgium
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Ghent, Belgium

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Brussels
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