Ivan Pico

Ivan Pico


Email ivan.pico@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +32 2 505 0969

Fax +32 2 505 0996

LanguagesDutch, English, French, Spanish

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

As an associate in the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) practice of Hogan Lovells Brussels, Ivan Pico advises clients on a range of EU regulatory matters with a particular focus on EU competition law, including antitrust and merger control. His experience includes working on complex international mergers, global cartel investigations, distribution agreements, compliance and abuse of dominance cases.

Ivan is a competition lawyer with a particular interest in the technology sector. He has advised various clients on competition law issues in the fields of semi-conductors, robotics, aerospace and in the automotive industry. For clients looking at expanding and/or selling a part of their business, as well as clients setting up complex joint venture structures, Ivan can also help you in quickly determining the jurisdictions where merger filings are required or recommended. In this regard, Ivan frequently deals with the European Commission and national competition authorities, in particular the Dutch competition authority, in order to secure the necessary merger approvals within the commercial deadlines. In addition to his merger work, Ivan also advises various clients on rolling out new and innovative distribution systems in Europe.

As a Belgian qualified lawyer, Ivan regularly pleads before the Belgian courts and helps international companies with complex queries under Belgian or EU law.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Ivan worked at the Cartels Directorate of the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition.

Education and admissions


LLM in International and European Law, Institute of European Studies Brussels, 2015

Master of Law, University of Ghent, Belgium, 2014

Bachelor of Laws, University of Ghent, Belgium, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Advising Mikhail Prokhorov in an agreement to sell full ownership of Barclays Center and his 51% controlling interest in the Brooklyn Nets, which he has held through his company, Onexim Sports

Secured the Dutch competition authority's Phase I approval for the sale of Dun&Bradstreet Corporation's Benelux business to the private equity fund Altares/Naxicap

Advising a major robotics company on competition law issues in the EU and Belgium

Obtained the Dutch competition authority's Phase I approval for the purchase of Elementis Specialties Netherlands BV by the Swiss chemicals company Kolb Distribution AG

Secured the European Commission's Phase I unconditional clearance for the $9.2 billion sale of Orbital ATK to Northrop Grumman

Advising a leading semiconductor designer and manufacturer on the implementation of its new global selective distribution network

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