Niels Baeten’s practice covers all aspects of EU, international and Belgian competition law, including merger control, abuse of dominance, cartels, state aid and antitrust compliance issues. Mr. Baeten has significant experience helping multinational corporations navigate complex multi-jurisdictional merger control matters. He also has been involved in various antitrust investigations before the European Commission and the Belgian Competition Authority, as well as in appeal proceedings before the EU General Court.

Mr. Baeten also has developed knowledge in a variety of EU state aid matters, particularly in the financial and energy sectors. His recent state aid experience includes several European Commission investigations into tax rulings and related appeals. His experience covers a wide range of industries, including technology, media and telecommunications, financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy, e-commerce and manufacturing. Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Baeten worked in the Brussels and Paris offices of another leading international law firm.



  • Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King's College London, 2012
  • LL.M., European University Institute, Florence, 2011
  • Master in Law, Catholic University of Leuven, 2010
  • Bachelor in Law, Catholic University of Leuven, 2008


  • Brussels



Niels Baeten

Associate, Antitrust/Competition