Christopher Hutton > Hogan Lovells International LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation




Praised by clients for his ‘calm and measured’ approach, Christopher Hutton advises clients on all aspects of UK and EU competition law. He represents clients before antitrust authorities in the UK and across Europe, including specialist sectoral regulators. Christopher has been involved in many leading cases in the UK and Europe. He advises clients on a broad range of contentious antitrust matters, and his contentious practice includes global cartel investigations, regulatory investigations, antitrust damages cases and judicial reviews. He has advised and assisted clients in numerous precedent setting cases before the UK courts, including cases involving the most innovative antitrust litigation strategies.

Another focus of Christopher’s practice is helping clients navigate market investigations, sector reviews and market power inquiries. The outcome of such investigations can have a profound impact on businesses. Christopher works closely with clients, including those subject to some of the largest market investigations, to engage with antitrust authorities and safeguard their commercial interests.

Christopher also advises on transactional matters, including mergers and joint venture arrangements. He advises clients on the impact of competition law on their commercial arrangements, and on the design and implementation of competition compliance programmes. Bringing his legal knowledge and commercial understanding to clients’ problems, together with his experience within the legal division of the Office of Fair Trading, Christopher helps clients find the best possible outcomes in the most difficult and challenging circumstances.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Competition litigation

Hogan Lovells International LLP is a top performer in handling follow-on and standalone damages claims. Market commentators praise practice head Nicholas Heaton for being ‘an amazing competition law practitioner’. Another key figure in the team is counsel Paul Chaplin, who has notable strengths in matters connected with sectors such as financial services and consumer goods. Complementing the strengths of the team in London is the wider global network; this is particularly evident in the area of global cartel investigations, where Chaplin and Christopher Hutton are the go-to contacts.