David M. Goldblatt

David M. Goldblatt

Associate, Antitrust/Competition

Bio

David Goldblatt advises clients on the EU and international antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He has been involved in several high-profile and complex merger control transactions requiring international antitrust approvals both in Europe and around the world in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Mr. Goldblatt has extensive experience working in the aerospace, defense and technology sectors, in addition to advising clients on antitrust compliance and other matters.

Representative matters include, among others:

  • Castik Capital S.a.r.l. in connection with its:
    • acquisition of Customs Support Group B.V. (CSG) from Mentha Capital B.V. and Oscar Driessen, the founder of CSG; and
    • acquisition of AddSecure and ABRY Partners, LLC;
  • Electronic Arts Inc. in its US$1.4 billion acquisition of Playdemic Ltd. from Warner Bros. Games and AT&T Inc.;
  • Embraer S.A. in the proposed but terminated US$4.2 billion sale of an 80% stake in its commercial aircraft and services business to The Boeing Company;
  • F5 Networks, Inc. in its US$68 million acquisition of Threat Stack, Inc.;
  • Hg in connection with its:
    • significant investment in IFS (Sweden) and WorkWave at a US$10 billion valuation;
    • investment in Managed Markets Insight & Technology, LLC.;
    • acquisition of Gen II Fund Services LLC as part of a consortium along with General Atlantic and IHS Markit;
    • 50/50 joint venture investment, along with KKR & Co., Inc., in The Citation Group;
    • investments in CaseWare International Inc., Prophix Software, Inc., Litera Microsystems and Visma; and
    • sale of a stake in Intelerad Medical Systems Incorporated to TA Associates Management, L.P.;
  • Rockwell Collins Inc. in its US$6.4 billion acquisition of B/E Aerospace Inc.;
  • Veritas Capital in the US$3 billion acquisition of Cubic Corporation;
  • Thomas Cook in relation to the European Commission’s investigation of geoblocking clauses that provided for different hotel accommodation conditions depending on the location or residence of the traveler. The EC ultimately suspended its investigation without penalty;
  • Visa Inc. in its US$2.2 billion acquisition of Tink AB; and
  • Xilinx, Inc. in its $35 billion acquisition by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2018
  • M.S., HEC School of Management, 2016
  • LL.M., College of Europe, 2015
  • Legal Practice Course, The College of Law, 2014
  • G.D.L., The College of Law, 2013
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2012

Admissions

  • Brussels (B - list)
  • New York

David M. Goldblatt

Associate, Antitrust/Competition
david.goldblatt@skadden.com