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Belgium Competition/European Law
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What the team is known for

Some of Hogan Lovells' most high-profile work highlights include instructions on important GCEU appeal proceedings in which the firm either seeks the annulment of high-value EC competition fines or, in cases where the firm acts for complainants, defends decisions made against third parties. Hogan Lovells has notable experience in abuse of dominance mandates and also handles significant merger control matters, often involving FDI concerns.

Work Highlights

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  • Represented Google in its appeal against the EC's decision to impose a EUR2.42 billion fine for abuse of dominance in the promotion of Google's own shopping comparison service.

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Christopher Thomas
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Christopher Thomas is a key contributor to Hogan Lovells' reputation as an excellent choice to handle digital or technology sector competition matters. He advises on appeals against EC decisions and handles private enforcement actions. "He is able to think through quite complicated technology specifics and provide practical, useful advice," says one source. Interviewees further praise Christopher Thomas for his willingness to offer a flexible service, saying: "He is excellent in all kinds of contexts, from brainstorming sessions to providing legal documents to acting as a trusted adviser I can bring along for important meetings as a support."

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Christopher Thomas
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