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.

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

GCR Live 2nd Annual IP & Antitrust California

Logan Breed will moderate the discussion on "Emerging antitrust issues in high tech" at the upcoming GCR Live 2nd Annual IP & Antitrust California in Berkeley, California.

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

2018 Antitrust in Healthcare Conference

Leigh Oliver is a panelist for the "Hospital Mergers: Counseling Clients in Light of the Appellate Cases" discussion at the 2018 Antitrust in Healthcare Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises BASF on combining paper and water chemicals business with Solenis

Led by Munich partner Nikolas Zirngibl Hogan Lovells advised BASF SE on combining its paper and water chemicals business with US specialty chemical company Solenis.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Tribunal forces Hong Kong Competition Commission to disclose more documents in first competition lawsuit

On 14 March 2018, the Competition Tribunal ("Tribunal") handed down its latest decision in Hong Kong's first "bid-rigging" proceedings under its new comprehensive competition regime, in...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

DOJ hosts roundtable discussion on criminal antitrust compliance

On 9 April 2018 the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (Antitrust Division or Division) hosted the second of a series of roundtable discussions on antitrust enforcement.

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

GCR Live - 3rd Annual Cartels Conference

Hogan Lovells is proud to sponsor the upcoming GCR Live 3rd Annual Cartels Conference on 10 April in Washington, D.C. We are pleased to announce that the...

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