Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Recognized since 2009
Competition / Antitrust Law
European Union Law
Frederic Depoortere has more than 20 years of experience in merger control both in the EU and internationally.
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 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 repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global and is highly regarded in Chambers Europe, in which clients describe him as “everything you would want in a lawyer: a very smart, hard-working, good advocate who is respected and liked in Brussels.” He also has been called a “deals guru” in the GCR100. In addition, Mr. Depoortere repeatedly has been named a leading practitioner in his field by The Legal 500 EMEA, International Comparative Legal Guide: Merger Control, The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists and Who’s Who Legal: Competition.
- Avenue Louise 480
3 The Best Lawyers in America® awards
- Competition / Antitrust Law, Brussels, Belgium (2023)
- Competition / Antitrust Law
- European Union Law
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