Hogan Lovells

Competition Law Department

London (Firms)
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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


Angus Coulter
advises clients on market investigations and behavioural matters, with significant experience in the news and media sector.


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.