Led from Skadden’s Brussels office, our European Union/International Competition Group advises clients on a wide variety of cutting-edge competition law issues, including conduct cases (cartel arrangements, distribution and collaboration agreements, geoblocking clauses, alleged abuse of dominance), as well as mergers and acquisitions, state aid, litigation and other regulatory matters. Our attorneys include nationals admitted to practice in various member states within the EU and in the U.K.

Our European competition attorneys work closely with in-house counsel to advise on compliance matters, defend against enforcement actions brought by the competition authorities and, where necessary, represent clients in appeals before courts across the EU.

Our practice focuses on the following principal categories: EU, U.K. and other non-U.S. cartel, antitrust and merger control laws, as well as other significant EU and U.K. competition and regulatory issues. Our Brussels-based attorneys regularly coordinate with their U.K., U.S. and Asia-based colleagues on a variety of matters, providing the comprehensive, high-level client service for which our firm is known. Additionally, attorneys in our practice are fluent in English, French, Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish.

Our European Union/International Competition Group has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500. We also were named European Competition Team of the Year 2021 by The Lawyer and recognized as the Competition Firm of the Year at the 2020 Benchmark Litigation Europe Awards. Additionally, Skadden was previously recognized as Competition Team of the Year by Legal Business and Transatlantic Antitrust Team of the Year by The American Lawyer and Legal Week at the Transatlantic Legal Awards.