Bill Batchelor is a partner at Skadden and is based in their Brussels office. He has more than 20 years of EU and U.K. competition law experience and focuses his practice on conduct investigations, including abuse of dominance, cartels and vertical agreements. Mr. Batchelor regularly represents clients on EU and global merger control matters and litigation, and provides counsel on distribution and collaboration agreements in complex and highly regulated industries, such as health care, financial services, insurance, media and entertainment, and gambling, among others. Mr. Batchelor has spent time working in Brussels, London and Washington, D.C., as well as at EU and U.K. competition authorities. He has been recognized as a leader in his field in publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal: Competition and The Legal 500, as well as Benchmark Litigation, in which he was named a 2021 Litigation Star for Belgium - EU Competition.
Changes to UK Competition Rules Will Extend CMA PowersLaw360, Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma and Simon Dodd, June 2022
European Union and United Kingdom: A New Dawn for Class ActionsGlobal Competition Review, Bill Batchelor, Bruce Macaulay, Sym Hunt and Alexander Kamp, June 2022, Insight - Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023
The EU General Court issues its judgment upholding the Commission ’ s decision to fine a telecommunications company for gun-jumping (Altice / PT Portugal)Concurrences Bulletin, Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Stéphane Dionnet and Geraldine de Vasconcelos Lopes, 1 October 2021, e-Competitions
Transatlantic enforcers working group on pharmaceutical mergers: Reimagining innovation may have side effectsAntitrust Magazine (American Bar Association), Desma Polydorou, Bill Batchelor and George Zacharodimos, 15 December 2021
Complexities in antitrust litigation UK updateGlobal Competition Litigation Review, Bill Batchelor, Kaweh Resasade and Jonathon Egerton-Peters, 2020, Volume 13, Issue 1