Paul Lugard is a highly regarded EU and international competition lawyer. His practice focuses on complex merger review proceedings, investigations into alleged anticompetitive business practices and cartels.
Over the past 20 years, Mr. Lugard has steered over 100 international mergers and joint ventures through the merger review process of the European Commission and government agencies around the world.
He has counseled some of the world's leading companies on strategic cooperation agreements, platform competition, distribution agreements and technology licensing agreements. His areas of experience include distribution agreements in the energy sector and the application of the antitrust laws to high technology sectors, including standardization, patent pools and licensing of standard essential patents. Mr. Lugard has assisted clients in oil and gas, LNG, human and animal health, consumer electronics, fast moving consumer goods, medical imaging, telecommunications and in various online industries.
Mr. Lugard was a senior vice president and the Head of Antitrust at Royal Philips Electronics from 2005 until 2012.
Mr. Lugard is active in the development of international competition policy. He is the Chair of the ICC Competition Commission and serves as a European Commission Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) and as Vice Chair of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. From 2011 until 2013, Mr. Lugard served as President of the Dutch Association for Competition law.
Mr. Lugard graduated in law in 1989 from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and in 1990 from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
He speaks Dutch, English, French and German.