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 Crédit Agricole CIB on German ECM cooperation with Metzler Capital Markets

Led by Frankfurt-based Partner Michael Schlitt Hogan Lovells advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank ("Crédit Agricole CIB") on its entry into a cooperation...

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Competition Amendment Bill Competition Update

On 1 December 2017, Minister of Economic Development published the Competition Amendment Bill (the Amendment Bill) for comment. Pursuant to input from various interested parties an updated...

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A sign of things to come? CMA imposes first fine for breach of a 'hold separate' interim order ACER Alert

On 11 June 2018 the Competition and Markets Authority fined Electro Rent £100,000 for breach of an interim order - the first such fine imposed by the CMA.

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Hogan Lovells South Africa - Corporate Citizenship

Corporate Citizenship, one of the core values of Hogan Lovells, is comprised of seven seven pillars.

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Published Works

European Investigations Guide 2018

The first edition of the European Investigations Guide covers 34 jurisdictions. It provides you with a quick reference to some of the most pressing issues relating to internal...

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Published Works

Guide on Internal Investigations in Germany 2018 Brochure

We are pleased to launch the sixth edition of our Hogan Lovells Guide on Internal Investigations in Germany. This publication gathers valuable insights and practical recommendations based...

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