Amaury Sibon advises on all aspects of antitrust law, including merger control, cartel investigations and behavioral matters.
Mr. Sibon has experience handling complex investigations and obtaining timely antitrust
approvals from the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade
Commission, the European Commission and other international antitrust agencies. He has
worked with clients from a broad range of industries, including semiconductors, technology
platforms, media and telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services, pharmaceuticals, transportation and consumer goods.
Mr. Sibon has been repeatedly named one of Best Lawyers’ Ones To Watch in America
(including in its 2024 edition) and a Competition Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal, in
which clients have 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:
- Intel Corporation in its proposed but terminated $5.4 billion acquisition of Tower Semiconductor
and the $4.2 billion sale of its McAfee Security business to TPG Capital
- HP Inc. in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Poly
- Activision Blizzard Inc. in its $75 billion acquisition by Microsoft Corporation
- 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
- 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.
- Broadcom Corporation in its $37 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies Limited
- Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. in its $11.8 billion acquisition by NXP Semiconductors NV
- DSV Group in its $1.34 billion acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc.
Mr. Sibon’s experience in antitrust law also is strengthened by his involvement in various
cartel investigations before the European Commission. Mr. Sibon joined the firm in 2015 and
was a resident in Skadden’s Brussels office until 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.