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:

  • Zuber and Mohsin Issa, owners of EG Group, and TDR Capital LLP in their acquisition of a majority stake in ASDA Group Limited from Walmart Inc.;
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in its initial US$1 billion acquisition of a 66.7% interest in Silversea Cruises and its subsequent acquisition of the remaining 33.3% interest in the company;
  • 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;
  • 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.



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


  • Brussels (EU-list)
  • Madrid, Spain

Susana Santandreu

Associate, Antitrust/Competition