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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Competition/European Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 2BelgiumGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Benefits from a strong pipeline of major M&A transactions, including US strategic investments into Europe and vice versa. Advises on transactions that attract detailed investigation by the EC, require supporting filings across multiple jurisdictions or necessitate the negotiation and implementation of complex remedy packages. Acts on important behavioural investigations into excessive pricing in the pharmaceutical and technology industries, as well as cartel investigations in the financial services sector.

Notable practitioners

Clients enthuse that Bill Batchelor is "approachable, pragmatic and commercial." He has a strong practice among financial and software institutions, advising on market investigations and Article 102 complaints.

Frederic Depoortere is praised for being "a very solid lawyer with good interactions with the Commission" who is "very open-minded." He acts for clients on impressive multinational merger filings in the chemical, technology and financial services industries.

Ingrid Vandenborre is "great, knowledgeable, responsive," says one enthusiastic client. She has a strong practice representing clients in contentious competition matters, including in defence of allegations of excessive pricing, cartel damages claims and geo-blocking matters.

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Overview

Primarily through its Brussels office, Skadden advises clients regarding the rapidly evolving areas of European Union (EU) law, including a full range of competition issues (e.g. merger control, cartels and Articles 101/102 (formerly Articles 81/82)). Several of our resident attorneys are qualified to practice Belgian law and are members of the Brussels bar. Our attorneys include nationals admitted to practice in various Member States within the EU. 

Our attorneys handle matters in the following principal categories: EU and other non-U.S. cartel, antitrust, merger control laws and other EU competition, liberalization and regulatory issues. Our Brussels-based attorneys regularly coordinate with their U.S. and Asian colleagues on global merger and antitrust cases.

Skadden’s Brussels office is recognized as having one of the top practices in the area of European Union and International Competition by Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500. In 2016, Skadden ranked as an “Outstanding” firm in Global Competition Review’s survey of Brussels’ top competition practices. Attorneys in our practice are fluent in Dutch/Flemish, English, French, German, Greek and Italian.

Competition/European Law

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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Competition: EU


Bill Batchelor
Band 4
Frederic Depoortere
Band 2
Ingrid Vandenborre
Band 2