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Frederic Depoortere

Brussels, Belgium Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Competition: EU
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Frederic Depoortere leads a significant amount of Skadden's most high-profile merger control work. He is picked out by diverse sources as a strong choice to handle the EU aspects of high-value global mergers. "He has years of experience, knows everyone in the Commission and knows how to handle the personalities on massive transactions, and is able to manage the stresses involved," says one interviewee. "He is calm, keeps on top of things and has good ideas," reports another source.
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Frederic Depoortere is widely recognized as one of the leading competition lawyers currently operating in Brussels. With more than 20 years of experience in merger control both in the EU and internationally, Fred has been involved in some of the most high-profile and complex merger control cases of recent times, including GE/Alstom, Dow/DuPont, UTC/Rockwell Collins, Nokia/Alcatel and IBM/Red Hat, the largest software deal in history. He also deals with general EU competition law and compliance issues relating to cartels, vertical restraints and dominance.

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This past year, Mr. Depoortere has worked on some of the most challenging, international transactions requiring global antitrust merger control approvals, including Air Canada (Canada)/Transat A.T. Inc. (Canada), Willis Towers Watson/Aon plc., DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences Inc./Flavors & Fragrances Inc., WeWork Companies LLC/ SoftBank, ZeniMax Media Inc./Microsoft Corporation and Konecranes/Cargotec.

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Frederic Depoortere

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