Alexander Knut Pascall

Alexander Knut Pascall

European Counsel, Antitrust/Competition
Alexander Pascall advises clients on EU, U.K., Swedish and international antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He has been involved in several high-profile and complex merger control cases in transactions requiring international antitrust merger control approvals, both in Europe and around the world.


Mr. Pascall’s recent representations include: 

  • ANSYS, Inc. in its acquisition by Synopsys, Inc. at an enterprise value of US$35 billion
  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. in the US$2.85 billion sale of its pharma solutions business unit to Roquette Frères S.A.
  • Adobe Inc. with the antitrust aspects of its proposed (but terminated) US$20 billion acquisition of Figma, Inc.
  • DuPont in its:
    • US$130 billion merger of equals with The Dow Chemical Company
    • business swap with FMC Corporation, exchanging portions of DuPont’s crop protection business for FMC’s health and nutrition business
    • US$45.4 billion merger of its Nutrition & Biosciences business with International Flavors and Fragrances Inc.
    • US$11 billion divestiture of a majority of its Mobility & Materials segment to Celanese Corporation
  • Konecranes Plc with the global antitrust aspects of its proposed (but terminated) merger with Cargotec Corporation
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc. in its US$30 billion acquisition by United Technologies Corporation
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company in its US$24 billion acquisition of C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • WABCO Holdings Inc. in its US$7 billion acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Dassault Systèmes in its US$5.8 billion acquisition of Medidata Solutions, Inc.
  • Fortress Investment Group in its US$3.3 billion acquisition by SoftBank Group
  • PayPal Holdings, Inc. in its US$2.2 billion acquisition of iZettle AB
  • Sealed Air Corporation in its sale of Diversey Holdings, Inc. to Bain Capital Private Equity, LP

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Pascall worked in the Brussels and London offices of other leading international law firms.



  • LL.M., College of Europe, Bruges, 2015
  • Legal Practice Course, The City Law School, City University London, 2010
  • LL.B., University of East Anglia, 2007


  • Brussels (EU-List)
  • England & Wales


  • English
  • Swedish
  • French

Alexander Knut Pascall

European Counsel, Antitrust/Competition