Frederic Depoortere


Frederic Depoortere is a Partner in Skadden’s Brussels office. He has more than 20 years experience in merger control both in 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 international clients. He also deals with general EU competition law issues such as cartels, vertical restraints and dominance. During his career, Mr. Depoortere has been involved in some of the most high-profile and complex merger control cases, including for clients such as E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, General Electric Company, Merck KGaA and Nokia Corporation. He also deals with general EU competition law and compliance issues relating to cartels, vertical restraints and dominance. Mr. Depoortere has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He was included in Global Competition Review’s list of the world’s leading 40 competition lawyers under the age of 40. Mr. Depoortere was also named a leading practitioner in his field by Who’s Who Legal: Competition Lawyers & Economists.

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