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Caroline Hobson

Partner

I support clients by providing commercial, pragmatic solutions to enable them to navigate complex regulatory requirements and achieve their key commercial objectives.

chobson@cooley.com

Caroline’s practice focuses on providing clients with strategic competition law and regulatory advice. She represents clients seeking merger control and foreign direct investment (FDI) clearances, and has extensive experience with UK and European Union merger control processes, and the coordination of global merger and FDI filings. She also guides clients on competition law risk management and compliance strategies in respect of pricing, distribution, licensing and joint venture arrangements. She has advised on numerous UK and EU competition investigations, sector inquiries and market investigations, and has secured and defended the interests of clients during dawn raids conducted by the UK and EU competition authorities. 

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I loved working with Caroline. She is calm, straightforward and pragmatic. She always gave me a realistic assessment of the situation, treated me as an equal and did not shy away from difficult conversations. – Chambers 2022
Education

  • College of Law, Guildford
    LPC, 1996

  • University of Cambridge
    BA, honours
    1995


Admissions & Credentials

England & Wales

Memberships

  • Law Society Competition Section

  • Competition Law Association

  • Procurement Lawyers’ Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Global Competition Review: Women in Antitrust

    Legal 500: EU and Competition

    Chambers UK: Competition