Bio

Susana Santandreu advises clients on EU and Spanish antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. She has been involved in high-profile and in-depth merger control transactions requiring international antitrust merger control approvals, both in Europe and around the world.

Ms. Santandreu regularly represents clients from a diverse range of industries, including aviation, agrochemicals, entertainment and consumer goods.

Her representations include advising:

  • Embraer S.A. in its US$4.2 billion sale of an 80% stake in its commercial aircraft and services business to The Boeing Company;
  • International Paper Company in its US$71 million acquisition of two packaging businesses in France and Portugal from DS Smith Plc;
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in its acquisition of 66.67% of the issued share capital of Silversea Cruises Holding Ltd;
  • Amadeus IT Group, S.A. in its US$1.5 billion acquisition of TravelClick, Inc. from Thoma Bravo, LLC;
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V. in its proposed but terminated $47 billion acquisition by Qualcomm Incorporated; and
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in its US$130 billion merger-of-equals with The Dow Chemical Company.

Ms. Santandreu’s nontransactional experience has included representing a company in a cartel investigation in the automotive sector before the Spanish Competition Authority. She also has been involved in a behavioral matter in relation to allegations of abuse of dominance in the aftermarket services for aircraft engines, which resulted in a successful settlement that led to the withdrawal of the European Commission complaint. Prior to joining Skadden, she worked in the Brussels and Madrid offices of other international law firms.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., King's College, London, 2015
  • LL.M., Universidad San Pablo CEU, 2013
  • LL.B., Universidad San Pablo CEU, 2012

Admissions

  • Brussels (EU-list)
  • Madrid, Spain

Susana Santandreu

Associate, Antitrust/Competition
susana.santandreu@skadden.com