Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)

Niels Baeten

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Niels Baeten is an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and a member of the Brussels Bar. His practice covers all aspects of EU, international and Belgian competition law, including merger control, abuse of dominance, cartels, state aid and antitrust compliance issues. Niels works for clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, media and telecommunications, financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy, e-commerce, and manufacturing. He obtained a Research Master in Law at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and Tilburg University (Netherlands), and pursued his LL.M. studies at the European University Institute in Florence. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London (2012). He speaks Dutch, English and French. Prior to joining Skadden, Niels worked for more than five years in the Brussels and Paris offices of Linklaters.

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1925 Bulletin

Niels Baeten, Ingrid Vandenborre, Giorgio Motta, Frederic Depoortere, Bill Batchelor The EU Commission proposes new powers of investigation, sanction and control on mergers, market conduct and public contracts to combat foreign subsidies


The European Commission (EC) has proposed far-reaching new powers to investigate and sanction foreign subsidies that have allegedly distortive effects on the European Union’s (EU) internal market. The proposals include: (i) mandatory notification of acquisitions, including potentially minority (...)

Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Niels Baeten The EU Commission proposes a merger control legislation for the acquisition of foreign-subsidised companies’


The European Commission’s (EC) June 2020 white paper proposing wide-ranging controls over foreign-subsidized companies’ access to Europe’s internal market has received fresh impetus. In a report issued earlier this month, the European Union’s (EU) audit body faulted the EC for a hitherto (...)

Nathaniel Carden, Paul W. Oosterhuis, Niels Baeten, Giorgio Motta, Alex Jupp, James Anderson The EU General Court delivers two judgments providing guidance on the application of the arm’s length principle in the context of State aid investigations (Fiat / Starbucks)


Introduction On September 24, 2019, the EU General Court (General Court) issued its long-awaited judgments in relation to the appeals brought against two European Commission (EC) decisions of 2015 concluding that tax rulings granted by The Netherlands and Luxembourg conferred illegal state aid (...)

Alex Jupp, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, James Anderson, Jonathon J. Egerton-Peters, Niels Baeten The EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation into statutory rules exempting some financing incomes earned by foreign subsidiaries


On 26 October 2017, the European Commission (the Commission) opened an in-depth investigation into UK statutory rules that exempt certain financing income earned by foreign subsidiaries of UK corporate taxpayers from UK tax. The Commission’s investigation will focus on whether the UK Controlled (...)

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