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Global Antitrust Co-Chair Catriona Hatton Recognized Among Top Women in Antitrust 2016

BRUSSELS, 1 December 2016 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, proudly announced that Catriona Hatton, Brussels partner and co-chair of the firm’s global Antitrust and Competition practice, is among the lawyers listed in Global Competition Review’s (GCR) Women in Antitrust 2016 as one of the top 100 women in antitrust globally.

Hatton is among the private practitioners named to GCR’s Women in Antitrust 2016 - the publication’s profiling of more than 150 women private practitioners, enforcers, in-house counsel, economists and academics. 

With Hatton co-chairing the global Antitrust and Competition practice, Baker Botts is one of eight out of the 25 international competition practices in GCR’s Global Elite survey that are solely or jointly run by women.

In the GCR feature, Hatton answers questions about advice to women starting out their careers, what brings fulfilment at work, and who she would name as mentors. 

  • “Believe in yourself, work hard and don’t lower your expectations because of your gender,” Hatton stated in response to the advice she would offer to women starting out their careers. 
  • “What brings me fulfilment at work is achieving the best results for clients and helping to build a great and diverse antitrust team who also support and respect each other.” 
  • “I was lucky to have a few great mentors, female and male, both at university and during my professional career. Having great female mentors in particular helped me understand early on that even if it was challenging at times, setting and achieving high professional ambitions does not need to be traded-off against having a family. One of my mentors went on to become Ireland’s first female president!”

Hatton is among a select few on this year’s list who also were featured on GCR’s list in 2004, and GCR reports, since then, “these women – among others – have only added to their antitrust legacies.”

The Women in Antitrust 2016 highlight those who have been at the forefront of competition law in their respective jurisdictions and made groundbreaking contributions to the ever-changing, increasingly globalised competition landscape. Read the full feature


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