Andrew L. Foster

Mr. Foster has been a member of Skadden’s Global Antitrust and Competition Group for over 10 years, practicing in the New York, Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong offices.

Bio

Mr. Foster is recognized as a leading practitioner of EU, Chinese, U.S. and other international antitrust regimes. Repeatedly selected for inclusion as a leading competition lawyer in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal: Competition, he has published widely on international competition issues, including contributing chapters to Competition Law in Asia-Pacific: A Practical Guide and EU and US Antitrust Arbitration: A Handbook for Practitioners.

Notable merger control work includes:

  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.) in its combination with The Dow Chemical Company in an all-stock merger-of-equals with an announced value of US$130 billion;
  • EMC Corporation (U.S.) in its US$67 billion acquisition by Denali Holding Inc., the parent company of Dell Inc.;
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V. (the Netherlands) in its US$47 billion acquisition by Qualcomm Incorporated;
  • Konecranes plc (Finland) in its US$10 billion business combination with U.S.-based Terex Corporation;
  • SanDisk Corp. (U.S.) in its US$19 billion acquisition by Western Digital Corporation;
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (U.S.) in its US$3.8 billion sale of the performance materials division of its materials technologies segment to Evonik Industries AG ;
  • Hewlett Packard (U.S.) in its US$1 billion acquisition of Samsung Electronics Co.’s printing business;
  • Nokia Corp (Finland) in its US$16.6 billion combination with Alcatel-Lucent in the wireless telecommunications infrastructure industry;
  • Broadcom Corp (U.S.) in its US$37 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies Limited in the semiconductor industry;
  • Freescale Semiconductor Ltd (U.S.) in its merger with NXP Semiconductors, N.V. in a transaction valuing the combined enterprise at just over US$40 billion;
  • General Electric (U.S.) in its US$14 billion acquisition of Alstom SA;
  • 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 to Microsoft Corp.; and
  • General Electric Company (U.S.) in its US$4.3 billion acquisition of Avio S.p.A., an aviation engine parts supplier.

Mr. Foster also has significant experience in 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 representing clients in Article 101 and 102 investigations, as well as U.S. private litigation and class action matters.

Credentials

Education

  • 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

Admissions

  • New York
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer HK

Andrew L. Foster

Counsel, European Union/International Competition
andrew.foster@skadden.com