Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (London)

Douglas Lahnborg

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Douglas Lahnborg’s practice focuses on Antitrust and Competition representing clients before the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority in all areas of competition law. He provides multinational clients with innovative solutions on high-profile complex matters including merger control, abuse of dominance and cartel investigations, often involving multiple jurisdictions. Douglas has acted for clients in a broad range of industries, including technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and AV distribution.

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Matthew G. Rose, Douglas Lahnborg, Saira Henry, Marie-Laure Combet The EU Commission publishes guidance and expands its jurisdiction by capturing transactions below the jurisdictional thresholds of national and EU merger control regimes


The European Commission (“Commission”) is expanding its jurisdiction over transactions by encouraging national competition authorities (“NCAs”) of the EU Member States to ‘refer’ certain transactions to it that fall below the thresholds for mandatory notification at the EU and the national level. On (...)

Douglas Lahnborg, Marie-Laure Combet, Matthew G. Rose The EU Commission goes extraterritorial with its new white paper that proposes a new set of tools designed to address distortive effects in the internal market caused by subsidies granted by states outside the EU


The EU State Aid regime has long protected the EU internal market from anti-competitive subsidies granted by EU Member States. On 17 June 2020, the European Commission published a White Paper that proposes a new set of tools designed to address distortive effects in the internal market caused (...)

Douglas Lahnborg, Saira Henry The UK Competition Authority publishes a guidance document explaining how Brexit will affect its powers and processes for competition enforcement both during and after the transitioning period


The UK will no longer be a Member State of the European Union (the “EU”) as of 11 p.m. on 31 January 2020 (“Exit Day”). A ‘transition period’ will run from Exit Day until 11 p.m. on 31 December 2020 (the “Transition Period”). The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has published a guidance (...)

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