Frederic Depoortere joined the Brussels office of Skadden, Arps in 1996. He deals primarily with European Union (EU) and international antitrust and regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Mr. Depoortere has worked on numerous international transactions requiring global antitrust and merger control analysis and notifications for clients, including inter alia Arcelor S.A.; BlackRock Inc.; Citigroup Inc.; Fortress Investment Group LLC; Merck KGaA; and The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. He also deals with general EU competition law issues such as cartels, vertical restraints and dominance. Mr. Depoortere is a graduate of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and completed part of his law studies in Ghent (Belgium) and Strasbourg (France). He holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago Law School and is a member of the Brussels and New York bars.
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