Firm : Lovells, Hogan & Hoston (Prior to Retirement)
City : London
Country : United Kingdom
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John has 30 years experience in EU and UK competition law and, until his retirement in October 2012, had been a partner of the competition law practices of Lovells, Hogan & Hartson and then, when those two firms combined in 2010, Hogan Lovells. John continues to advise as an independent consultant. 
John is a solicitor-advocate who has represented clients in the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union, the English courts, including the Competition Appeal Tribunal, as well as in arbitration proceedings, and has represented clients in a number of landmark cases before the EU and UK antitrust authorities and courts. 
Representative experience:
• Represents Air Canada in its appeal to the European General Court in Air Cargo

• Represented Mersen in follow-on damages claims in the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK

• Represented Nintendo in its appeal to the European Court of First Instance (now General Court) in a parallel trade case

• Advised Air Canada in European Commission proceedings under Article 101 TFEU investigating the Atlantic Plus Plus airline alliance

• Advised Apple on European Commission proceedings investigating alleged market segregation involving copyright and related rights in musical recordings

• Advised liner and tramp vessel operators on the application of EC competition law to their conference, consortia and pooling arrangements, including advising on the European Commission’s policy and legislative reviews and 2011 dawn raids

• Advised Ford on the disposal of both Jaguar/Land Rover and Volvo

• Advised Swedish producers in the EC Commission’s cartel proceedings in the Woodpulp sector and several subsequent cases in the forest industry

• Represented Hilti AG in the seminal case in EU law on tying arrangements

• Represented British Steel and Avesta in European Commission cartel proceedings in the steel sector and British Steel in an appeal to the Court of First Instance  (now General Court).