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Our Network Offers Key Insights on Global Laws

Law firm Hogan Lovells’ global antitrust and competition team have partnered with Global Competition Review to create GCR’s recently published Private Litigation Guide.

Global laws are the set of rules, norms, and standards generally recognised as binding between nations.

Hogan Lovells is an American-British law firm co-headquartered in London and Washington, D.C. Hogan Lovells was formed in 2010 by the merger of the American law firm Hogan & Hartson and the British law firm Lovells.

The guide examines the leading issues of the day for antitrust and competition litigation, including answers to pressing questions focused on 13 different countries, allowing the reader to easily compare issues across various jurisdictions.

Competition law is the field of law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies.

Competition law is implemented through public and private enforcement. Competition law is known as “antitrust law” in the United States.

In addition to Heaton and Holt serving as editors for the guide, 10 Hogan Lovells lawyers and one law clerk authored country-specific chapters.

With a team of 135 lawyers in 17 countries, alongside its focus on antitrust and competition litigation, Hogan Lovells’ antitrust team assists clients with multinational mergers and joint ventures; cartel, abuse of dominance, and restrictive practice cases; and other investigations.

Our antitrust, competition, and economic regulation practice offers practical support and advice, as well as government agency insight, as our lawyers have worked at the European Commission, the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the United Kingdom competition authority.

Pinsent Masons bolsters its Trade Group in Düsseldorf

Pinsent Masons continues to expand its Competition, EU & Trade Group, with the appointment of competition law specialist, Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Meyer-Lindemann, as a partner in the Düsseldorf office.

Regarded as one of the leading competition practitioners in Germany, he joins from Dechert, where he was a senior partner. Hans Jürgen’s focus will be on clients within the Advanced Manufacturing & Technology (AMT) sector, including Life Sciences.

Hans Jürgen’s work includes handling high-profile merger control cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities; major cartel investigations in a variety of industries; and numerous litigation matters concerning both public and private enforcement before local and district courts, Germany’s Federal Supreme Court and the European courts.

Commenting on Hans Jürgen’s appointment, Alan Davis, Head of Competition, EU & Trade at Pinsent Masons said: “We are delighted to welcome Hans Jürgen to the Competition, EU & Trade Group. Hans Jürgen will work closely with the Head of our German Competition Team, Michael Reich in Munich. His outstanding reputation, track record and wealth of experience in German and EU competition law significantly strengthens our pan-European competition law practice advising on complex merger and anti-trust cases.”

Head of the Advanced Manufacturing & Technology (AMT) sector, Florian von Baum added: “Across the AMT sector, we are seeing more disputes with a competition law background and Hans Jürgen’s expertise means that we can support our clients as their needs develop and change. His skillset, knowledge and experience will enable us to deepen our ability to offer high quality competition law advice across the sector and I look forward to working with Hans Jürgen.”

His appointment follows the appointment of Robert Vidal, formerly head of Taylor Wessing’s UK competition team, in the Competition, EU & Trade Group in London and brings the number of partners in the Group across the UK and Germany to nine. The team is currently advising on EU, UK and German antitrust enforcement investigations in the pharmaceutical, financial services, construction and manufacturing sectors, as well as mergers and market investigations. The team is also advising on a variety of competition litigation matters, including follow-on and stand alone damages claims.