Ivan Pico

Ivan Pico

Associate, Brussels

Email ivan.pico@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +32 2 505 0969

Fax +32 2 505 0996

LanguagesDutch, English, French, Spanish

Practice groupRegulatory

As an associate in the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) practice of Hogan Lovells Brussels, Ivan Pico advises clients on a range of EU regulatory matters with a particular focus on EU competition law, including antitrust and merger control. His experience includes working on complex international mergers, global cartel investigations, distribution agreements, compliance and abuse of dominance cases.

Ivan is a competition lawyer with a particular interest in the technology sector. He has advised various clients on competition law issues in the fields of semi-conductors, robotics, aerospace and in the automotive industry. He is also responsible for the New Technology group within Hogan Lovells' Brussels office, a group which promotes technology to support legal innovation. For clients looking at expanding and/or selling a part of their business, as well as clients setting up complex joint venture structures, Ivan can also help you in quickly determining the jurisdictions where merger filings are required or recommended. In this regard, Ivan frequently deals with the European Commission and national competition authorities, in particular the Dutch competition authority, in order to secure the necessary merger approvals within the commercial deadlines.

As a Belgian qualified lawyer, Ivan regularly pleads before the Belgian courts and helps international companies with complex queries under Belgian or EU law. Ivan also assists several companies active in the area of defense with EU and international law related advice.

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.

Education and admissions

Education

LLM in International and European Law, Institute of European Studies Brussels, 2015

Master of Law, University of Ghent, Belgium, 2014

Bachelor of Law, University of Ghent, Belgium, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

Brussels

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

Advising a major robotics company on competition law issues in the EU and Belgium

Obtained the Dutch competition authority's Phase I approval for the purchase of Elementis Specialties Netherlands BV by the Swiss chemicals company Kolb Distribution AG

Secured the European Commission's Phase I unconditional clearance for the $9.2 billion sale of Orbital ATK to Northrop Grumman

Advising a leading semiconductor designer and manufacturer on the implementation of its new global selective distribution network

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