Falk Schöning Hogan Lovells


Falk Schöning is a partner Hogan Lovells in Brussels. He advises clients on all aspects of EU and German antitrust law, EU State Aid, foreign investment control, and export control. He focuses his practice on international cases which require coordination between different legal systems or representation vis-à-vis several regulators. Falk regularly advises clients on structuring transactions, joint ventures or divestitures, and represents them in merger control and foreign investment control proceedings to ensure M&A transactions are successfully closed. He has extensive experience handling complex global mergers in front of the European Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office, and coordinating filings in jurisdictions globally. Falk has devised the strategy in multiple successful high-profile deals and procurements in the TMT, aerospace and defense, and chemicals sectors. He is praised by clients as solution-oriented, pragmatic and reliable. Falk has substantial experience in the field of media and technology, where he deals with questions relating to data and competition law, the EU Digital Single Market strategy, artificial intelligence, blockchain and robots. In addition, as a leader of Hogan Lovells’ European aerospace and defense group, he regularly advises on competition law, regulatory and procurement issues faced by airlines, defense contractors and UAV operators in Germany and Europe. Thanks to his first-hand experience of policymaking in Brussels and Berlin, Falk can also assist clients effectively in policy advocacy projects both in Germany and at EU level.

2023 Awards

2022 Awards


Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Cross-Border Issues

Nominee, 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

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