Hogan Lovells (London)

Matt Giles

Hogan Lovells (London)
Senior Knowledge Lawyer

Matthew Giles is a senior knowledge lawyer in the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) practice in London – working with ACER’s London and Brussels-based lawyers (and their clients) to help meet their training and knowledge management needs. Having previously worked in the firm’s Brussels and London offices (the latter as a senior associate), Matthew has detailed competition and regulatory law experience, advising on behavioural and transactional matters in a variety of sectors. Matthew has counselled clients on compliance with the competition rules in respect of a wide range of commercial arrangements and has represented major international companies in relation to investigations before the European Commission. He has also advised extensively on the EU and UK competition law aspects of international mergers – including filings before the European Commission and the UK competition authorities. Having recently returned to Hogan Lovells, Matthew has also worked in a number of other organisations including as a senior legal adviser in the regulatory team of a prominent UK media/telecommunications company.

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2052 Bulletin

Christopher Hutton, Christopher Peacock, Matt Giles The UK Government announces a series of proposed reforms to competition law enforcement aiming to produce a “best in class” competition regime to allow the UK to exploit post-Brexit opportunities


In what could herald the most significant changes to the UK competition regime in 25 years, the UK Government has announced a series of proposed reforms to UK competition law enforcement. The stated aims of the reforms are to produce a “best in class” competition regime to allow the UK to (...)

Charles Brasted, Christopher Hutton, Alice Wallace-Wright, Matt Giles, Robert Gardener The UK Government launches the Digital Markets Unit as the first step towards an unashamedly pro-competition regime focused on the position of Big Tech


The UK Government has launched the much anticipated Digital Markets Unit (DMU) as a first step towards an “unashamedly pro-competition" regime focused on the position of “tech giants”. The DMU will, however, initially lack its own enforcement powers and there is still a lot to play for in terms (...)

Charles Brasted, Matt Giles, Telha Arshad, Stelios Charitopoulos, Morven Macaulay The UK Government announces its intention to establish a dedicated digital markets unit to protect competition in respect of digital platforms


The United Kingdom and the European Union are set to take bold strides towards the regulation of digital markets in coming months. While both are broadly aligned in their intention to better regulate large tech companies, the extent to which their post-Brexit regulatory approaches might diverge (...)

Mark Jones, Matt Giles The EU Commission fines a camera and printer manufacturer €28M for partially implementing its acquisition prior to the transaction being notified to the Commission (Canon / Toshiba)


On 27 June 2019, the European Commission (Commission) announced it had fined Japanese camera and printer manufacturer, Canon, €28m for partially implementing its 2016 acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems prior to the transaction being notified to the Commission and, as a result, before it had (...)

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