Andrew L. Foster
Asia Pacific Counsel
European Union/International Competition
Andrew Foster joined Skadden in 2005 and has practiced antitrust and competition law in the New York, Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong offices, building extensive experience in U.S., European, Chinese and other international antitrust regimes.
Repeatedly selected for inclusion as a leading competition lawyer in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific, Mr. Foster has published widely on international competition issues, including contributing chapters to Competition Law in Asia-Pacific: A Practical Guide (2014) and EU and US Antitrust Arbitration: A Handbook for Practitioners (2011).
Notable merger control work includes:
- Merck KGaA (Germany) in its US$17 billion acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a chemical company for the life science industry;
- Nokia Corp (Finland) in the US$7.2 billion sale of its handset business to Microsoft Corp.;
- General Electric Company (U.S.) in its US$4.3 billion acquisition of Avio S.p.A., an aviation engine parts supplier;
- Permira Funds (United Kingdom) in the US$3.5 billion sale of its portfolio company, Arysta LifeScience Limited (Ireland), a provider of crop protection products, to Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a producer specialty chemicals;
- TTM Technologies Inc. (U.S.) in its US$927 million acquisition of Viasystems Group, Inc., a manufacturer of printed circuit boards;
- China Huaxin Post & Telecommunications (China) in its acquisition of the enterprise telephony business of Alcatel-Lucent; and
- The Hershey Company (U.S.) in the US$394 million acquisition of an 80 percent stake in Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (China).
Mr. Foster also has significant experience representing multinational firms in U.S. and EU enforcement matters, involving both cartel and monopolization/dominance investigations. He has assisted in obtaining conditional immunity with the European Commission and other competition law agencies and has substantial experience advising on Article 101 and 102 enforcement issues, as well as U.S. private litigation and class action matters.
LL.M., University of Edinburgh, 2005 (with distinction)
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2004 (Clarence Darrow Scholar; cum laude)
B.A., Yale University, 1999