Caroline Hobson

Partner | Competition, CMS London

Caroline is a partner in CMS London specialising in Competition, Procurement and Sanctions matters.

Caroline leads the CMS London competition team advising on a wide range of EU and UK competition law issues. She has advised on numerous merger notifications to the Competition and Markets Authority (previously the Office of Fair Trading), European Commission and in multi-jurisdictional cases, as well as advising clients on Article 101/Chapter I cartel investigations and Article 102/Chapter II dominance issues. She advises extensively on competition law risk management and compliance strategies and has attended raids conducted by the EU and UK competition authorities.

Caroline advises on public procurement issues and works closely with the CMS outsourcing team. She acts for public bodies and utilities, as well as suppliers in relation to tendering procedures and procurement challenges. She also regularly advises clients across a number of industry sectors on the application of the EU and UK sanctions rules, helping to identify risks in commercial transactions, submitting licence applications to HM Treasury and advising on compliance measures with sanctions and export control rules. 

1 blog from the author


Posted on 27.04.2016

Can the EU directive on public procurement encourage value-based procurement in healthcare?

This blog is part 6 of a series on the MEAT value-based procurement project, an initiative that advocates towards a shift from price-based procurement towards value-based procurement. It does so by defining a Most Economically Advantageous Tendering (MEAT) framework that includes the value of medical technologies, services and solutions in procurement processes across Europe. Read part 1, part […]

By Caroline Hobson Partner | Competition, CMS London