Diversity & Inclusion
European Union and International Competition Law
Ingrid Vandenborre is the partner in charge of Skadden’s Brussels office. Her 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.” 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. In 2016, she received the ILO Client Choice Award for the category of EU Competition and Antitrust, awarded by The International Law Office in recognition of individual partners who excel across the full spectrum of client service.
Ms. Vandenborre has significant experience in Article 101 issues in relation to cartel arrangements, as well as vertical and competitive agreements. Her recent experience includes the successful representation of a company involved in the then OFT’s (now CMA) examination of the hotel online booking sector, avoiding formal allegations being raised against the company, and the representation of a generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer in an appeal before the European General Court against the European Commission’s first reverse payment patent settlement decision, having represented the company in the administrative proceedings before the Commission.
Ms. Vandenborre also has successfully assisted companies in obtaining conditional immunity with the European Commission and other competition law agencies in and outside the EU. Recent representations include the immunity and leniency applicants in the EU power cables and car battery recycling cartel investigations, respectively. Ms. Vandenborre also is representing companies in proceedings before the European General Court against European Commission findings of cartel infringements, and is involved in the defense against civil claims arising from these findings.
Ms. Vandenborre has substantial experience advising on Article 102 enforcement issues both at the EU and Member State levels in pharmaceutical and other sectors. She was involved in representing Intel in the Article 102 proceedings before the European Commission.
In addition to her work on Article 101 and 102 enforcement issues, Ms. Vandenborre has substantial merger control experience. Notable recent examples of Ms. Vandenborre’s merger control work include advising:
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