Hogan Lovells (London)

Susan Bright

Hogan Lovells (London)

Susan is a partner in Hogan Lovells’ Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) practice. She advises on the merger control aspects of acquisitions and joint ventures; represents clients in investigations by the European Commission and the UK competition authorities; defends clients in damages claims; advises on competition law aspects of commercial arrangements; and advises on competition compliance issues. Susan is a Solicitor Advocate and a Trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She led the ACER practice worldwide for seven years, and is now a member of the firm’s management committee and the Regional Managing Partner for UK and Africa.

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8126 Bulletin

Susan Bright, Charles Brasted, Salomé Cisnal De Ugarte, Angus Coulter, Christopher Hutton The EU Commission publishes an assessment and seeks feedback on its initiative to define the application of EU competition law to collective bargaining agreements for self-employed workers


On 6 January 2021, the European Commission published an "Inception Impact Assessment" seeking feedback on an initiative aimed at defining EU competition law’s scope of application to "self-employed" workers (in advance of an open public consultation anticipated for spring 2021). This is part of (...)

Erin Anderson, Susan Bright The UK Competition Authority concludes that an agreement between banks to set a default interchange fee is restrictive of competition and contrary to both EC and national mirror competition provision (MasterCard)


On 6 September 2005, the UK Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) announced its Decision following a long running investigation of MasterCard UK Members Forum Limited (“MMF”) default interchange fee arrangements. The Decision itself was published on 13 October 2005. The OFT concluded that the parties had (...)

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