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.

Distinctions

Linked authors

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

Articles

1204 Bulletin

Christopher Thomas, Raphael Fleischer, Sabrina Borocci, Angus Coulter, Casto Gonzalez-Paramo The EU Commission vets public statements of Eurocommerce for the non-food retailers to take measures against the major crisis due to COVID-19

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In the world of COVID-19, companies must not quarantine competition law compliance. Competition law will not be at the top of companies’ agendas today. COVID-19 presents companies with many challenges. Companies will be looking for whatever solutions they can find to deal with this crisis. But (...)

Falk Schöning, Christopher Thomas, Sabrina Borocci, Myrto Tagara, Suyong Kim, Eric Paroche, Ákos Kovách The EU Commission announces that companies were encouraged to delay new merger notifications until further notice because of the complexities and disruptions caused by the current COVID-19 outbreak

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The current COVID-19 pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges on our public health systems and communities. It is also heavily impacting economic activity, including for companies in the midst of M&A or joint venture transactions. Deals that are subject to merger control review in the (...)

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

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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 a preliminary ruling on the liability for anti-competitive behaviour by employees and outside contractors (VM Remonts)

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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 (...)

1014 Review

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

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This article has been nominated for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. As more jurisdictions criminalise cartel conduct and increase cooperation with other enforcement regimes, the threat of extradition in global cartel cases is (...)

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