Contributor: Catriona Hatton
Catriona Hatton, Hogan & Hartson, Partner
Catriona Hatton is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Brussels office and Co-head of the European antitrust practice. Her practice focuses on European Community (EC) competition law.
Catriona has been practicing EC law in Brussels for more than 15 years and has extensive experience advising on EC and national competition law aspects of international mergers, including filings under the EU Merger Regulation and the merger laws of EU Member States, as well as advising on and coordinating merger filings in Asia, the Pacific Rim, and Latin American countries.
She has represented clients in complaints to, and investigations by, the European Commission and numerous national competition authorities. Her practice includes advising on compliance with the competition rules in a wide range of commercial agreements, including distribution, research and development, technology licensing, franchising, and joint ventures. Her compliance work has frequently involved the conduct of antitrust audits and the design and implementation of compliance programs.
Catriona has represented clients in such sectors as pharmaceuticals, mining, media and entertainment, automotive, and energy.Catriona is recommended in the latest edition of Chambers Global for her competition/antitrust practice, wherein she is described as “a very efficient and capable competition lawyer with great intellectual know-how.” The Legal 500, Europe, Middle East and Africa quote positive feedback from clients: "She is a first-class EU and Competition law partner who excels at her specialty and is truly devoted to client service." Before joining Hogan & Hartson, Catriona was a partner in the Brussels office of a major London law firm.
Companies involved in acquisitions need to be aware that minority acquisitions can also be subject to merger filings and prior approval by one or more competition authorities. If this is...