Amaury Sibon advises on all aspects of competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations and behavioral matters.
Mr. Sibon has experience handling complex multijurisdictional mergers and in-depth investigations before the European Commission and other international competition agencies. He has worked with clients from a broad range of industries, including technology, media and telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services, pharmaceuticals, transportation and consumer goods.
Mr. Sibon was named one of Best Lawyers’ 2023 Ones to Watch in America. He also was named a Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal: Competition in 2020 and 2021, in which clients commended “his ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms and advise clearly on the potential risks associated with each filing or potential filing.” Notable examples of his merger control work include:
- Proofpoint, Inc. in its $12.3 billion acquisition by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo;
- Veritas Capital in its $2.8 billion acquisition of Cubic Corporation;
- Cardinal Health, Inc. in the $1 billion sale of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman, LLC;
- ABB Ltd in its $7.8 billion sale of an 80.1% stake in its Power Grids division to Hitachi, Ltd.;
- Visa Inc. in its proposed but terminated $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid Inc.;
- Wesco Aircraft in its $1.9 billion merger with Platinum Equity affiliate Pattonair;
- NXP Semiconductors in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Marvell’s wireless connectivity portfolio and its proposed but terminated $47 billion acquisition by Qualcomm, Inc.;
- StandardAero, Inc. in its acquisitions of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS and the Global Engine Services business from Signature Aviation, as well as its subsequent sale to The Carlyle Group;
- Stryker Corporation in its $1.6 billion acquisition of K2M Group Holdings, Inc.;
- CommScope in its $7.4 billion acquisition of ARRIS International;
- Key Safety Systems, Inc. in its $1.6 billion acquisition of Takata Corporation’s assets;
- EMC Corporation in its $67 billion acquisition by Dell, Inc.;
- Broadcomm Corporation in its $37 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies Limited;
- Intel Corp. in the $4.2 billion acquisition of its McAfee Security business by TPG Capital;
- Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. in its $11.8 billion acquisition by NXP Semiconductors NV; and
- DSV Group in its $1.34 billion acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc.
His experience in competition law is strengthened by his involvement in various antitrust investigations before the European Commission. Mr. Sibon joined the firm in February 2015 and was a resident in Skadden’s Brussels office from 2015 to 2018. Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Sibon trained in the Paris office of another international law firm and served as a research fellow at the American Antitrust Institute in Washington, D.C.