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Hogan Lovells

Competition Law

5 ranked lawyersBand 2UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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Hogan Lovells

Competition Law

5 ranked lawyersBand 2UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Showcases strong litigation capabilities through presence on the defendant side of several high-profile follow-on damages cases. Handles domestic standalone claims through which private claimants seek to enforce competition law principles against competitors or commercial partners. Demonstrates experience in significant merger control mandates, and assists with the analysis of global corporate transactions, coordinating either with lawyers from its network or with independent local firms in relevant jurisdictions. Offers further capabilities in CMA, EC and FCA behavioural investigations.

Strengths

Clients value that the team possesses "a lot of in-depth experience."

Work highlights

Advised IBM on the global clearance of its acquisition of RedHat.

Notable practitioners

Ciara Kennedy-Loest leads the firm's procurement team and is one of the leading authorities on state aid working today. She regularly litigates high-value cases before UK and EU courts.

"Ciara has an unrivalled pedigree in public procurement and an absolutely encyclopedic knowledge of the law." "She has a huge advantage over her opponents through her enormous experience in EU law."

Mark Jones has an impressive practice advising domestic and multinational clients on merger approval procedures. He also has experience assisting with the establishment of joint ventures between competitors.

Leading competition litigator Nicholas Heaton advises clients on a raft of high-profile files including defending clients in the power cables, air cargo and specialty glass cases. He receives wide praise from the market for his wealth of experience and expertise.

Susan Bright assists clients with complex behavioural matters including market studies and regulatory investigations.

Suyong Kim receives stellar praise from clients, who describe her as "an absolutely brilliant lawyer who knows the regulatory environment fantastically well" and is "constantly giving additional thought to make sure she gives the best service." She acts for clients on a broad scope of competition law issues, including Phase II clearance procedures and market investigations.

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Competition Law Department

Hogan Lovells

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Atlantic House

Holborn Viaduct

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 2FG

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UK

Competition Law


Ciara Kennedy-Loest
Foreign expert for Belgium
Mark Jones
Band 3
Susan Bright
Band 4
Suyong Kim
Band 2

Competition Law: Litigation


Nicholas Heaton
Band 1