Paul Lugard

Baker Botts (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Paul Lugard is a Brussels-based EU and international competition lawyer. His practice focuses on complex merger review proceedings and investigations into alleged anticompetitive business practices. He has counselled some of the world’s leading companies on strategic cooperation agreements, platform competition, distribution agreements and technology licensing agreements. His areas of experience include the application of the antitrust laws to high technology sectors, including R&D, standardization, patent pools and licensing of standard essential patents and distribution agreements in the energy sector and. Mr. Lugard has assisted clients in oil and gas, LNG, human and animal health, consumer electronics, fast moving consumer goods, medical imaging, telecommunications and in various online industries. Mr. Lugard was a senior vice president and the Head of Antitrust at Royal Philips Electronics from 2005 until 2012. Mr. Lugard is active in the development of international competition policy. He is the Chair of the ICC Competition Commission and serves as a European Commission Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) and as Vice Chair of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.

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Linked authors

Baker Botts (Brussels)
United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Fingleton Associates (London)
DG COMP (Brussels)
Baker Botts (Washington)
DG COMP (Brussels)
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Baker Botts (Washington)

Videos

Paul Lugard (Baker Botts)
Paul Lugard 26 September 2019 Brussels
Paul Lugard - Global Antitrust Hot Topics, 8 September 2016
Paul Lugard 8 September 2016 Bruxelles

Articles

705 Bulletin

Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Catriona Hatton, Adam Dawson, Paul Lugard, Matthew Levitt, Dina Jubrail The EU Commission launches consultations on ex-ante competition enforcement in platform-based and other industries

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Recently, the European Commission (“EC”) launched two major public consultations for new legislative tools intended to step up antitrust enforcement in digital and other markets. One consultation relates to a new competition enforcement tool that would allow the EC to pro-actively intervene in (...)

Catriona Hatton, Paul Lugard, Daniel Vasbeck The EU Court of Justice clarifies for the first time when patent settlement agreements that restrict a generic pharmaceutical company’s ability to enter the market infringe the EU antitrust rules (Generics - UK)

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In a major judgment handed down on 30 January 2020 in Generics (UK) and Others, the EU Court of Justice (the Court) – the EU’s highest court – clarified for the first time the analytical framework for assessing when patent settlement agreements that restrict a generic pharmaceutical company’s (...)

Paul Lugard, Jeffrey S. Oliver The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rules that a consumer product manufacturer’s failure to offer all size of the product is not exposed to a claim of discrimination under the Robinson-Patman Act (Woodman’s Food Market / Clorox)

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Does a consumer product manufacturer’s failure to offer all sizes of the product to all customers expose it to a claim of discrimination in providing “promotional services or facilities,” under the federal antitrust law known as the Robinson-Patman Act (“RPA”)? No, according to the U.S. Court of (...)

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