Practice

Antitrust and Competition

Stay on the right side of the competition laws. Whether you're a multinational corporation or a growing business looking to expand overseas, keeping up with competition laws can be complex and time-consuming. And as the rules keep changing, companies face new challenges and risks because competition laws are constantly...

Representative experience

Serving as U.S. and EU antitrust counsel to SABMiller in its US$106bn deal with AB InBev.

Served as global antitrust counsel to ALSTOM in the sale of its power businesses to GE for €12.4bn and its €700m acquisition of GE’s transportation signaling business.

Representing MHI in a cartel investigation involving the Japanese, U.S., European, Mexican, and Korean authorities and related private damages claims.

Advised IBM on the successful global antitrust review in the US$1.5bn acquisition of its microelectronics business by GlobalFoundries.

Acting for DFDS in successfully opposing Eurotunnel's acquisition of SeaFrance ferry business, one of the most high-profile and controversial merger cases in the UK and France.

Advised MHI on its entry into a US$2bn global JV between Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery, Inc., and Siemens, in the field of metals machinery technology.

Representing Fiat and Chrysler in proceedings by the Spanish Competition Commission involving an alleged information-sharing cartel among automobile manufacturers/distributors.

Represented Air Canada on its successful appeal of the EU Commission's air cargo cartel decision and in damages litigation in the U.S., UK, Germany, and The Netherlands.

Representing a defendant company in the German beer cartel investigation in which the Federal Cartel Office fined the targets €340m.

Representing container shipping giant Maersk Line in the European Commission's investigation into price signalling in the container shipping sector.

Represented Orbital in the Second Request investigation by the DOJ Antitrust Division in its US$4.5bn merger with ATK.

Defending more than a dozen BCBS health plans in a multidistrict antitrust litigation brought by separate putative classes of both health-insurance purchasers and healthcare providers.

Representing Daimler Trucks North America in its successful defense of two class actions alleging a conspiracy between the major manufacturers of heavy duty trucks and Eaton.

Representing Credit Suisse in multidistrict antitrust litigation.

Successfully advised IBM on the US$2.3bn sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo.

Serving as global antitrust counsel to ARRIS in its US$2.1bn acquisition of Pace

Advised ZTE in a landmark case decided by the ECJ resolving critical issues involving the relationship between competition law and standard essential patents (SEPs).

Advised a major automotive manufacturer in recovering US$100m from a cartel among polyurethane foam manufacturers.

Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises Gothaer on the sale of their Polish subsidiary Gothaer TU

Led by Dusseldorf Partner Christoph Louven and Counsel Guido Brockhausen Hogan Lovells has advised Gothaer group on the sale of its Polish subsidiary Gothaer Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

A changing landscape? What AT&T/Time Warner means for future deals Antitrust and Competition Alert

In one of the most significant antitrust cases in recent years, AT&T won the right to merge with Time Warner when Judge Richard Leon ruled in their favor.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Blurred boundaries: The latest developments in class actions, mulitclaimant actions, and cross-border litigation in the EU and U.S.

The Second Edition Blurred Boundaries captures the most essential collective action developments across the EU Member States and the United States. It addresses details on the blurred...

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Press Releases

ACER’s Future is Getting Brighter

6 June 2018 - Who’s Who Legal (WWL) recently released its Future Leaders for Competition listing and it features seven of our antitrust and competition rising stars. Partners Angus...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Guangdong court issues new guidance for standard essential patent disputes

China is becoming an important battlefield in global disputes over the licensing of standard essential patents ("SEPs"). On 26 April 2018, the High People’s Court of Guangdong...

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Published Works

Selective distribution, luxury goods and online platform restrictions – the aftermath of the Coty judgment Concurrences

In its Coty Germany c. Parfumerie Akzente decision dated 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice reiterated the conditions of application of Article 101 TFEU to selective distribution...

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