Dr. Falk Schöning

Dr. Falk Schöning


Email falk.schoening@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +32 2 505 0911

Fax +32 2 505 0996

LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Spanish

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

"Outstandingly connected in international matters"

JUVE 2016

Praised by clients as an ‘excellent procurement and antitrust expert’, Falk Schöning focuses on solving international legal challenges. He has vast experience in merger control, antitrust compliance, foreign investment control as well as in export control and sanctions cases in Germany, Europe and abroad. Falk is a dedicated, solution-orientated and pragmatic advisor who handles the full range of matters from straight-forward notifications to the global coordination of merger control reviews in complex multi-billion dollar transactions.

Whatever the issue at stake, Falk ‘always considers the commercial goals when advising clients' and 'provides clear recommendations and risk assessments' (Chambers). He has particular experience in the field of media and technology, where he deals with questions relating to data and competition law, the EU Digital Single Market strategy, artificial intelligence, blockchain and robots. In addition, as co-leader of Hogan Lovells’ European aerospace and defense group, Falk regularly advises on competition law, regulatory and procurement issues faced by airlines, defense contractors and UAV operators in Germany and Europe. Falk’s clients also benefit in policy advocacy projects from his long-standing experience in policymaking in Brussels and Berlin.

Awards and recognitions

2017 - 2018

Competition: Future Leaders
Who's Who Legal


Highly regarded
JUVE, Trade

2017 - 2018

Competition: Future Leaders
Who's Who Legal

2017 - 2018

Next generation lawyer
Legal 500


Government Contracts
Who's Who Legal

2016 - 2018

JUVE handbook


Competition/European Law (Belgium), Foreign expert for Germany
Chambers Global


Public Procurement
Legal 500 EMEA


Competition: EU and Global, Next Generation
Legal 500 EMEA


Most renowned German antitrust lawyers

Education and admissions


Dr. jur., University of Bonn, 2007

Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Berlin, 2007

First State Exam in Law, University of Bonn, 2002


Forum Vergabe (German Public Procurement Association)

Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (German Association for Antitrust Law)

Bar admissions and qualifications

Brussels (E-List)


Representative experience

Advised Marvell Technology Group on its US$6bn acquisition of Cavium Inc.

Advised PPG Industries on the US$545m sale of its remaining U.S. fiberglass operations to Japanese glass manufacturer Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd (NEG)

Advised Dell in a US$ 3bn deal to sell its global IT services division to NTT

Advising SimpliVity on its USD650m sale to HP

Regularly advises clients on German and EU export control law

Deep sector expertise in EU and German defense procurement having advised key players in the industry on high profile procurements

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