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Catriona Hatton is the partner in charge of the firm’s Brussels office. Her practice focuses on EU competition law. She has extensive experience advising on EU and national competition law aspects of international mergers, including obtaining approvals under the EU Merger Regulation and coordinating global merger filings. Catriona advises on compliance with competition rules in strategic alliances, distribution, IP licensing and a wide range of commercial agreements. She has represented clients in antitrust investigations (anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance) before the European Commission and national competition authorities.
Relevant experience includes antitrust counsel to Contran Corporation in obtaining EU approval for the US$2.9 billion sale of its subsidiary, Timet, to Precision Castparts Corporation; Colfax Corporation in its US$2.4 billion public bid for Charter International plc; Sun Microsystems in connection with its acquisition of MySQL; News Corporation in connection with its joint venture with Disney and NBCU (Hulu); Ford Motor Company in connection with its sale of Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors for approximately US$2.3 billion; Black & Decker Corporation in its merger with Stanley Works for US$4.5 billion; and antitrust counsel to Norilsk Nickel Group in connection with the acquisition of LionOre Mining International Ltd for US$6.3 billion.
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