Christopher Thomas

Hogan Lovells (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

For the last 20 years or so, Christopher Thomas has been helping clients caught up in European Commission investigations of alleged cartels and abuse of dominance, and successfully navigating the EU and national merger control process. These days, defending clients’ interests also means coordinating competition law investigations across Europe and globally, which is what Christopher does in close cooperation with his colleagues in Washington, D.C., Beijing and elsewhere. Christopher also appears regularly as an advocate before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU. Today, Christopher is deputy head of our global Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice.


Linked authors

AkzoNobel (Brussels)
Baker Botts (London)
Eshel, Ashlagi, Rozent Law Offices (Tel Aviv)
Hogan Lovells (Washington)
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (Tokyo)
Stikeman Elliott (Toronto)
Eshel, Ashlagi, Rozent Law Offices (Tel Aviv)
Hogan Lovells (Washington)


757 Bulletin

Stephanie Tsui, PJ Kaur, Adrian Emch, Kathryn Hellings, Christopher Thomas, Eugene Low The Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes the "Cooperation Policy" expanding its leniency program


On 29 April 2019, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (’HKCC’) published the Cooperation and Settlement Policy for Undertakings Engaged in Cartel Conduct (’Cooperation Policy’). In essence, the Cooperation Policy expands HKCC’s Leniency Policy, published in November 2015, just before the full (...)

Christopher Thomas, Dina Jubrail, Gianni de Stefano The EU Court of Justice issues preliminary ruling on liability for anti-competitive behaviour by employees and outside contractors (VM Remonts)


Liability for anti-competitive behaviour by your employees and outside contractors: when you are off the hook and when you are not* In its recent VM Remonts judgment, the Court of Justice of the EU has confirmed the strict liability of companies for the anti-competitive behaviour of their (...)

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Christopher Thomas, Daniel E. Shulak, Gal Rozent, Gianni de Stefano, Katherine L. Kay, Kathryn Hellings, Raz Agranat, Yoshitoshi Imoto Extradition and antitrust law: Businessmen involved in global cartels extradited to foreign countries


As more jurisdictions criminalise cartel conduct and increase cooperation with other enforcement regimes, the threat of extradition in global cartel cases is becoming more and more real. The successful extraditions, directly or indirectly related to cartel charges, so far have involved five (...)

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