Ingrid Vandenborre

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

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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Dentons (Brussels)
Institut d’économie Industrielle (IDEI)

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Ingrid Vandenborre 19 février 2020 London
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Ingrid Vandenborre - Antitrust law and policies from Brussels to Washington D.C. : The Atlantic divide
Ingrid Vandenborre 16 octobre 2015 Bruxelles

Articles

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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

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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 (...)

Ingrid Vandenborre, Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta The EU Commission delays merger notifications until further notice and develops emergency State aid response to the COVID-19 outbreak

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As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads rapidly around the world, and countries take unprecedented measures to contain the spread of the disease, businesses are increasingly struggling with the economic impact of this crisis. While airlines, tour operators and event businesses have been among the (...)

Ingrid Vandenborre, Caroline Janssens The UK Court of Appeal imposes agency discretion in the methodology to establish the unfairness of prices, thereby increasing the burden of proof on companies to avoid a finding of excessive pricing (Flynn / Pfizer)

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The UK Court of Appeal Overturns the CAT & Imposes Agency Discretion on Excessive Price Benchmark* On March 10, 2020, the England and Wales Court of Appeal (CoA) handed down a significant ruling that reintroduces agency discretion in the methodology used to establish the unfairness of (...)

Alexander Kamp, Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Nick Wolfe The UK Competition Authority publishes its guidance on its functions under the withdrawal agreement setting out the regulator’s approach during the Brexit transition period

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The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published “Guidance on the Functions of the CMA Under the Withdrawal Agreement” (Guidance), which sets out the regulator’s approach to merger and competition cases during the Brexit transition period that will run until at least through December (...)

Melissa Healy, Ingrid Vandenborre, Giorgio Motta, Frederic Depoortere, Bill Batchelor The UK CAT confirms a deferential standard for the Competition Authority in its merger prohibitions (Tobii)

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A recent decision by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), Tobii AB (publ) v. Competition and Markets Authority, confirms a deferential standard for the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in its merger prohibitions. The CMA is widely regarded as a thought leader among merger control (...)

Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Thorsten Goetz, Ingrid Vandenborre The UK FCA issues its first antitrust decision and fines several companies for sharing strategic information during an initial public offering (Hargreave / Newton / RAMAM)

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The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued its first antitrust decision since obtaining competition law powers four years ago. The decision is a controversial one. It sets the FCA up as a strict enforcer on the type of information that competing investors can share when making (...)

Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Michael J. Frese, Simon Baxter The EU Court of Justice deals a blow to the EU Commission’s power to close antitrust investigations with commitment decisions by ruling that they do not preclude national courts from examining whether agreements comply with antitrust rules (Gasorba / Repsol)

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On November 23, 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (Court of Justice) dealt a blow to the European Commission’s (Commission) power to close antitrust investigations with commitment decisions, with its ruling in Case C-547/16 Gasorba et al. v. Repsol. The Court of Justice ruled that (...)

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 (United Kingdom)

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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 (...)

Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Simon Baxter The EU Court of Justice quashes the 2014 judgment of the General Court that upheld a fine of €1.06 billion for an abuse of dominant position by implementing loyalty rebates based on exclusivity agreements (Intel)

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On September 6, 2017 ,the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) quashed the 2014 judgment of the General Court (GC) that upheld a fine of €1.06 billion ($1.5 billion) on Intel Corporation Inc. (Intel) for abusing a dominant market position by implementing loyalty rebates based on (...)

Frederic Depoortere, Ingrid Vandenborre, Simon Baxter The German Competition Authority initiates proceedings against a social network company regarding potential abuse of dominance (Facebook)

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The German Federal Cartel Office (the FCO) has announced that it has initiated proceedings against Facebook for the company’s alleged abuse of its dominant position in a market for social networks. The FCO appears to be taking the position that, as a firm with a possibly dominant position, (...)

Frederic Depoortere, Ingrid Vandenborre, Simon Baxter The Chinese MOFCOM cracks down on failures to notify qualifying mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures (Fujian / Shenzhen CHINO-E) (Microsoft / BesTV) (Bombardier / CSR Nanjing Puzhen) (Suzhou Erye / Shanghai Fosun)

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This article has been nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. China’s Anti-Monopoly Law requires businesses to notify transactions to the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) for merger control review, so long as the parties meet (...)

Andrew L. Foster, Ingrid Vandenborre, Steven C. Sunshine The Electronic Intellectual Property Center of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) releases a draft “Template for Intellectual Property Policies in Industry Standardization Organizations”

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The Electronic Intellectual Property Center of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released a draft “Template for Intellectual Property Policies in Industry Standardization Organizations” (the Draft Template), seeking public comments by January 30. The Draft Template (...)

Frederic Depoortere, Ingrid Vandenborre, James S. Venit, Simon Baxter The General Court upholds in its entirety the Commission’s decision imposing a fine on a microprocessor manufacturer for abusing a dominant position in the market for desktop and laptop microprocessors (Intel)

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In a long-awaited judgment issued on June 12, 2014, the General Court upheld in its entirety the European Commission’s May 13, 2009, decision imposing a fine of €1.06 billion ($1.5 billion) on Intel for abusing a dominant position in the market for x86 CPUs. In particular, the court upheld the (...)

David Kavanagh, Gary A. MacDonald, Ingrid Vandenborre, Patrick Heneghan, Tiffany Rider The Korean Fair Trade Commission offers funding private antitrust class action against two electronics companies fines for price-fixing (Samsung / LG)

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This article has been nominated for the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Competition authorities around the globe are taking an increasingly active part in the pursuit of civil claims for damages for antitrust infringements. The (...)

Frederic Depoortere, Ingrid Vandenborre, James S. Venit, Simon Baxter The EU General Court confirms fine imposed by the Commission for abuse of dominant position in the market for reverse-vending machines (RVM) used to collect used beverage containers focusing on exclusive agreements and loyalty-based rebates (Tomra)

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On September 9, 2010, the General Court of the EU (the Court) issued its judgment in Tomra vs. Commission (Case T-155/06), dismissing an appeal brought by Tomra against a European Commission decision imposing a €24 million fine for abuse of its dominant position in Germany, Austria, Sweden, the (...)

Frederic Depoortere, Ingrid Vandenborre, James S. Venit, Simon Baxter The EU General Court imposes a high burden on the Commission to refuse access to its confidential records (Editions Odile Jacob)

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On June 9, 2010, the EU’s General Court (Court) issued its judgment on an appeal by Editions Odile Jacob (EOJ) against a decision by the European Commission (the Commission) refusing to disclose certain documents relating to the Commission’s review under the EC Merger Regulation of the (...)

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