Ingrid Vandenborre is Partner in charge of Skadden’s Brussels office. Her practice focuses on EU and international merger control and competition law enforcement. She has consistently been named as a leading practitioner in Who’s Who Legal guides in both competition and life sciences and was recognized on various occasions including Women in Antitrust and 40 under 40. In 2016, she received the ILO Client Choice Award for the category of EU Competition and Antitrust, awarded by The International Law Office in recognition of individual partners who excel across the full spectrum of client service, and in 2018 she was shortlisted for “Transatlantic Disputes/Regulatory Lawyer of the Year” at the Transatlantic Legal Awards, hosted by Legal Week and The American Lawyer. She currently serves as Non-Governmental Advisor to the intergovernmental International Competition Network (ICN). Her practice extends to EU and non-US merger control, and antitrust enforcement issues and investigations, both with the EU Commission and EU Member State competition authorities. Recent and ongoing representations include the immunity and leniency applicants respectively in relation to the EU Commission’s power cables and car battery recycling cartel decisions, and the appeal proceedings currently pending before the European courts against these decisions. Ingrid Vandenborre is also representing several defendants in the EC’s ongoing geo-blocking investigations in relation to hotel bookings, Aspen in its investigation relating to alleged excessive prices by the EC Commission, and a generic company in relation to the appeal before the European Court of Justice against the Commission’s first reverse payment patent settlement decision. Her recent and ongoing merger control matters include the representation, NXP in relation to the acquisition by Qualcomm, of PayPal in relation to its acquisition of Honey Corporation, and ABB in relation to the sale of its power generation business to Hitachi.

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