Catriona Hatton


Catriona Hatton is the managing partner of Baker Botts’ Brussels office and co-head of the European antitrust practice. Her practice focuses on European Union (EU) competition law, data protection, and regulatory affairs. Catriona has been practicing EU law in Brussels for more than 15 years and has extensive experience in advising on EU and national competition law aspects of international mergers, including filings under the EU Merger Regulation and the merger laws of EU Member States, as well as central and eastern European countries. She has represented clients in complaints to, and investigations by, the European Commission and numerous national competition authorities. Her practice includes advising on compliance with the competition rules in a wide range of commercial agreements, including distribution, research and development, technology licensing, franchising, and joint ventures. Her compliance work has frequently involved the conduct of antitrust audits and the design and implementation of compliance programs. Catriona has represented clients in such sectors as chemicals and pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, automotive, and energy. Her data protection practice focuses on advising companies on EU-wide compliance with data protection laws and issues connected with the transfer of personal data to countries outside of the EU. Catriona has been engaged by the European Commission to advise on several projects involving the implementation by Member States of EU legislation in the areas of consumer affairs, financial services, and telecommunications. She also has been involved in advising the governments of the Czech Republic and Malta on aspects of accession to the EU. Her regulatory practice includes representation of clients before the EU institutions in supporting, opposing, or modifying legislation.

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