Frederic Depoortere is a partner at Skadden and is based in their Brussels office. He has more than 20 years of experience in merger control both in the EU and internationally. During his career, Frederic Depoortere has been involved in some of the most high-profile and complex merger control cases, including for clients such as Air Canada, Konecranes plc, Willis Towers Watson plc, NCR Corporation, Red Hat, Inc., Rockwell Collins, General Electric Company, Dupont, Merck and Nokia Corporation. He also deals with general EU competition law and compliance issues relating to cartels, vertical restraints and dominance. In 2021, Mr. Depoortere was named Competition Lawyer of the Year by Benchmark Litigation’s Europe Awards and also was named a Litigation Star for Belgium - Competition/Antitrust by the same publication. He also was named 2023 Lawyer of the Year for Competition/Antitrust Law in Brussels by Best Lawyers. He repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global and is highly regarded in Chambers Europe. Frederic Depoortere also repeatedly has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Competition and was named a 2022 Global Elite Thought Leader by the publication.
Changes to UK Competition Rules Will Extend CMA PowersLaw360, Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma and Simon Dodd, June 2022
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