Diversity & Inclusion
European Union and International Competition Law
Ingrid Vandenborre’s practice focuses on EU and international merger control and competition law enforcement.
Ms. Vandenborre has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, where clients have praised her “insightful and convincing ideas and arguments,” and she is described as “impressive on merger control cases,” and “a technically excellent lawyer who holds her own at oral hearings, and has excellent contacts.” She also has consistently been named as a leading practitioner in Who’s Who Legal guides in both competition and life sciences. She was chosen as a “Rising Legal Star” for antitrust by Law360 and recognized by Global Competition Review on various occasions, including being profiled as a leading antitrust attorney in its 2013 “Women in Antitrust” issue, selected for its 2012 “40 Under 40” list and shortlisted in the “Lawyer of the Year — 40 and Under” at the GCR Awards 2013.
Notable examples of Ms. Vandenborre’s merger control work includes advising:
Ms. Vandenborre also has significant experience in Article 101 issues in relation to cartel arrangements, as well as vertical and competitive agreements. She is representing multinational firms in Article 101 enforcement issues before the EU Commission and EU Member State competition authorities and successfully has assisted in obtaining conditional immunity with the European Commission and other competition law agencies. Ms. Vandenborre also has substantial experience advising on Article 102 enforcement issues both at the EU and Member State level. She was involved in representing Intel in the Article 102 proceedings before the European Commission.
In addition to the above mentioned matters, Ms. Vandenborre has particular experience in competition law enforcement matters in the pharmaceutical sector. She currently is representing a generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer in an appeal against the commission’s first reverse payment patent settlement decision, having represented the company in administrative proceedings. She previously was involved in the representation of a pharmaceutical company in relation to an Article 102 action initiated by an EU Member State competition authority based on life cycle management issues, in successful appeals before the EU General Court and EU Court of Justice leading to the annulment of a commission decision finding that GlaxoSmithKline’s pricing policy violated Article 101 by restricting parallel imports between EU Member States.
Ms. Vandenborre is a graduate of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and completed part of her law studies at Duke University School of Law. She holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago Law School and is an alumna of the Belgian American Educational Foundation.
LL.M., The University of Chicago Law School, 1999
J.D., Catholic University of Leuven, 1998