Paul Lugard

Baker Botts (Brussels)
Lawyer (Partner)

Paul Lugard is a partner in Baker Botts’ Brussels office. He is skilled in competition law, with considerable experience in merger control proceedings, exclusionary conduct, distribution arrangements in the energy and other sectors, technology licensing and matters on the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law. As the former Head of Antitrust at Royal Philips Electronics, he managed all significant antitrust matters for the company, securing merger clearances and advising on all aspects of competition law. Paul Lugard is graduated in law from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and from the College of Europe, Bruges. He is active in the development of international competition law policy, serving as Chair of the ICC Competition Commission, as a European Commission and Dutch Competition Agency Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) to the ICN, and as Vice-Chair of the Competition Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.


Auteurs associés

Baker Botts (Brussels)
United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Fingleton Associates (London)
DG COMP (Brussels)
Baker Botts (Washington)
DG COMP (Brussels)
OECD - Competition Division (Paris)
Baker Botts (Washington)


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Paul Lugard 26 septembre 2019 Brussels
Paul Lugard - Global Antitrust Hot Topics, 8 September 2016
Paul Lugard 8 septembre 2016 Bruxelles


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Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Catriona Hatton, Adam Dawson, Paul Lugard, Matthew Levitt, Dina Jubrail The EU Commission launches consultations on ex-ante competition enforcement in platform-based and other industries


Recently, the European Commission (“EC”) launched two major public consultations for new legislative tools intended to step up antitrust enforcement in digital and other markets. One consultation relates to a new competition enforcement tool that would allow the EC to pro-actively intervene in (...)

Catriona Hatton, Paul Lugard, Daniel Vasbeck The EU Court of Justice clarifies for the first time when patent settlement agreements that restrict a generic pharmaceutical company’s ability to enter the market infringe the EU antitrust rules (Generics - UK)


In a major judgment handed down on 30 January 2020 in Generics (UK) and Others, the EU Court of Justice (the Court) – the EU’s highest court – clarified for the first time the analytical framework for assessing when patent settlement agreements that restrict a generic pharmaceutical company’s (...)

Paul Lugard, Jeffrey S. Oliver The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rules that a consumer product manufacturer’s failure to offer all size of the product is not exposed to a claim of discrimination under the Robinson-Patman Act (Woodman’s Food Market / Clorox)


Does a consumer product manufacturer’s failure to offer all sizes of the product to all customers expose it to a claim of discrimination in providing “promotional services or facilities,” under the federal antitrust law known as the Robinson-Patman Act (“RPA”) ? No, according to the U.S. Court of (...)

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