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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Pericles Building
Rue de la Science 23
Brussels 1040

As one of the EU’s key regulatory hubs, Brussels is an essential city for companies doing business in Europe. An in-depth understanding of the European Commission, Parliament, and Council is of vital assistance to our clients.

Our clients need the best legal representation to ensure they get what they need when dealing with European authorities. This is where we step in.

We at Hogan Lovells Brussels handle the most challenging projects regarding antitrust, competition, regulatory and international trade law. So you'll never get bored. Moreover, our lawyers enjoy professional and personal contacts with European institutions, which make us the perfect partner for our clients.

Representative experience

Advising ALSTOM in the acquisition by General Electric (GE) of ALSTOM's Thermal Power, Renewable Power and Grid businesses and its acquisition of GE’s transportation signalling business.

Coordinating the defense of two of the leading players in the car shipping sector in an ever-expanding international cartel investigation.

Advised IBM on the global antitrust review of the US$2.3bn sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo.

Advising a mobile device manufacturer before the European Commission in relation to the enforcement of declared standard essential patents, and other standard-setting and patent enforcement issues.

Advised IBM on the global antitrust review of the US$1.5bn acquisition of its microelectronics business by GlobalFoundries.

Advising Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on the creation of a joint venture combining its metal machinery business with that of Siemens.

Defending a Japanese electronic component manufacturer in an EU cartel investigation, coordinated in the context of investigations and civil actions across the world.

Advised Maersk Line on the formation of P3, which was intended to be the world's largest shipping alliance involving the world's three largest liner shipping companies.

Defended Europol in two cases brought against it before the General Court by European Dynamics relating to the procurement of a data management system for Europol.

Assisting a large American corporation on assessing customs valuation methods and securing the positive termination of a customs audit by the French authorities on its customs valuation methods.

Advising numerous companies on the applicability of the EU sanctions against Russia, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, and other jurisdictions.

Providing ALSTOM with foreign investment control advice related to €12.3 billion acquisition by GE of Alstom's energy businesses (power and grid businesses).

Advising international food companies on EU food legislation including packaging, additives, ingredients, the workings of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), nutrition labelling and claims.

Lobbying the European Commission, European Parliament, and EU Member States on the EU REACH legislation on behalf of a major U.S. trade association.

Crisis management for a European food company of U.S. origin concerning a potentially high-profile food contamination incident.

Advising a leading global pharma company on the rules governing the off-label promotion of medicinal products in 20+ countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

International medical device manufacturer in relation to an alleged non-compliance by its product with the Essential Requirements provided in Annex I to the Medical Devices Directive.

A leading medical devices company regarding the preparation of clinical trial agreements for the conduct of a multi-site study in a number of EU Member States.

Band 1 in Public Procurement

Chambers UK, 2015

Tier 1 in Environment, Food, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology

The Legal 500, Belgium, 2015

Band 2 in International Trade

The Legal 500, Belgium, 2015

Band 3 in Competition / Antitrust

Chambers, Belgium, 2015

Band 3 in Competition / Antitrust

The Legal 500, Belgium, 2015

Band 2 in International Trade

Chambers, Belgium, 2015
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