Hogan Lovells (Brussels)

Lourdes Catrain

Hogan Lovells (Brussels)

Lourdes Catrain’s practice at Hogan Lovells’ Brussels office focuses on international trade law and policy, including market access and regulatory matters involving economic sanctions, export control, customs, and environmental and competition law issues relating to trade. Lourdes Catrain has helped governments and industry secure EU market access by navigating free trade and investment negotiations, sanctions and export control, investment control, tariff and non-tariff barriers, and related advocacy before the EU institutions. Moreover, she has successfully represented clients in trade remedies cases and in litigation before the European Court of Justice. She is part of Hogan Lovells’ Brexit Strategy Group; she’s regularly called to help navigate UK-based as well as EU-27 and non-EU corporates on the trade implications of the UK departure from the EU.

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Michel Struys, Marc Schweda, Lourdes Catrain, Francesco Pili, Raphael Fleischer The EU Parliament and Council adopt the final text of the Foreign Subsidies Regulation with significant impact on foreign business activities in the Union, including new obligations and expanded penalties


The new EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation, which appears to mirror the substantive EU State aid principles set out in Article 107 (1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”) and entered into force on 12 January 2023, will have a significant impact on foreign business (...)

Aline Doussin, Eleni Theodoropoulou, Imogen Brooks, Lourdes Catrain, Falk Schoening The EU Commission issues guidance to Member States concerning foreign direct investment during the COVID-19 outbreak


The disruption linked to COVID-19 already affects the global economy significantly, including M&A transactions in Europe and across the globe. On the regulatory side, many deals face challenges caused by national authorities’ reduced capacities, while some authorities struggle to uphold (...)


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