Partner, Skadden, Arps Brussels, Belgium
Experience & Areas of Interest:
Ms. Vandenborre’s practice focuses on EU and international merger control and competition law enforcement. Ms. Vandenborre also has significant experience in Article 101 issues in relation to cartel arrangements, as well as vertical and competitive agreements. She is representing multinational firms in Article 101 enforcement issues before the EU Commission and EU Member State competition authorities and successfully has assisted in obtaining conditional immunity with the European Commission and other competition law agencies. Ms. Vandenborre also has substantial experience advising on Article 102 enforcement issues both at the EU and Member State level. She was involved in representing Intel in the Article 102 proceedings before the European Commission.
In addition to the above mentioned matters, Ms. Vandenborre has particular experience in competition law enforcement matters in the pharmaceutical sector. She currently is representing a company in one of the first investigations by the European Commission of a reverse payment patent settlement. She previously was involved in the representation of a pharmaceutical company in relation to an Article 102 action initiated by an EU Member State competition authority based on life cycle management issues, and in the successful appeals before the EU General Court, and subsequently the EU Court of Justice leading to the annulment of a Commission decision finding that GlaxoSmithKline’s pricing policy violated Article 101 by restricting parallel imports between EU Member States.
Ms. Vandenborre is a graduate of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and completed part of her law studies at Duke University School of Law. She holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Chicago Law School and is an alumna of the Belgian American Educational Foundation.
- LL.M University of Chicago
- J.D. Catholic University of Leuven