Matthew Levitt is the Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells' Brussels office. With the globalisation of competition law and enforcement, Matthew helps clients navigate the increasingly challenging international antitrust environment. This includes developing and delivering the joined-up strategies which are essential when faced with the growing power of antitrust authorities globally and their increased ability to coordinate enforcement activity in international investigations and merger clearance processes. Described as “an excellent and highly intellectual performer - very charismatic, but tough if needed”, he handles international and EU cartel investigations and coordinates multi-jurisdictional merger filing processes. Matthew has over 20 years' experience and has been involved in virtually every significant EU and UK competition law case concerning the maritime sector including the formation of P3 and 2M shipping alliances, the container shipping price signalling investigation, the maritime car carriers investigation, the opposition by DFDS to the Eurotunnel/SeaFrance takeover, the investigation of the International Association of Classification Societies, the merger of Maersk and P&O Nedlloyd, and the successful annulment of the €273m fines on the TACA parties.
Matthew has huge experience in the energy sector, advising on the EU regulatory aspects of the multi-billion dollar Shah Deniz gas pipeline project, and handling mergers in the utilities, water, ports and infrastructure sectors. He 'has the rare advantage of having litigation experience alloyed with superb knowledge', and has handled several ground-breaking cartel and abuse of dominance cases in the European Courts.
Matthew is an Oxford graduate, a member of the Belgium and England and Wales bars and a member of the Middle Temple and the Law Society.