Catriona Hatton is the partner in charge of the firm’s Brussels office and co-chair of the firm’s global antitrust and competition law group. Catriona has extensive experience in advising on EU and national competition law aspects of international mergers, including filings under the EU Merger Regulation and coordinating global merger filings. Catriona is an officer of the International Bar Association’s Antitrust Section.
Catriona advises on compliance with competition rules in a wide range of commercial agreements. Her compliance work has frequently involved the conduct of antitrust audits and the design and implementation of compliance programmes.
Catriona has represented clients in complaints to, and investigations by, the European Commission and numerous national competition authorities. She advises clients in a number of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, mining, media and entertainment, automotive and energy.
Catriona is recommended in Chambers Europe (2019) as a business-oriented practitioner. Clients describe her as ‘exceptionally pragmatic and sensitive to the commercial balances that (they) need to achieve, with the ability to communicate in a non-confrontational way’. She is also recommended in Chambers Global, in which she is particularly praised for her commercial acumen and her work in international merger control.
She was named as a Global Elite Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal 2020 and one of the leading 100 Women in Antitrust by Global Competition Review. Catriona is listed as a Leading Individual in Antitrust by The Legal 500 and was named Lawyer of the Year in European Union law (Brussels) by Best Lawyers (2018).