Hogan Lovells

Comment: A highly recommended practice with a cooperative team made up of experienced and younger partners. HL has been able to continually raise the quality of its cases over the past few years and advises an impressive number of well-known companies. Recent highlights include a worldwide merger control for Amazon, which a younger German partner coordinated from Brussels. The partners have a good reputation in issues related to the digital economy: the antitrust lawyers have considerable experience in online commerce and are involved in the complex EU proceedings over platform bans. In damages claims the antitrust lawyers are gaining more prominent positions and are now representing HHLA in addition to Air Canada and Ford.
Strengths: Expertise at the interface with public procurement and ?patents. Reliable access to international network. Active litigation practice ( ?commercial litigation and liability).
Recommended: Dr. Martin Sura (“very pleasant and competent”, competitor), Dr. Marc Schweda (“pragmatic, valuable solutions”, client), Dr. Christoph Wünschmann (“one of the really good younger antitrust lawyers”, client; “outstanding legal knowledge”, competitor).
Practice: German and European merger registrations, as well as business cooperations, ?distribution and licensing agreements, abuse and cartel cases, ?compliance; regularly active at the interface with ?procurement and some state aid (with the Brussels office). Increasingly active in damages claims. Sectors: insurance, ?pharma and healthcare, ?energy, media, associations. (4 partners, 1 counsel, 11 associates)
Clients: ?? Lürssen group on purchase of Blohm + Voss; Amazon on worldwide merger controls; Tank & Rast ongoing, incl. procurement of fuel distribution rights from 2018 onward; Ebay ongoing on distribution platform bans by brand-name producers (Coty proceedings); Air Canada on suit by Barnsdale/Deutsche Bahn.
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