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Simon Baxter

Simon Baxter

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Simon Baxter is co-head of the European Antitrust and Competition Group. He has extensive experience of European and international antitrust regimes and focuses on the antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising businesses on regulatory investigations and other compliance issues.

He has counseled clients such as CHINALCO (Aluminum Corporation of China), General Electric, InBev, Kraft, Macquarie, Nokia Siemens Networks, Novell, American Express, BHB Billiton, Sun Chemical Corporation, J.P. Morgan and Yahoo! on merger investigations and compliance matters before the EU Commission, the U.K.’s office of Fair Trading, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of China’s MOC and other agencies worldwide. He advised Novell on the sale of its intellectual property portfolio to Microsoft Corporation, and ArcelorMittal S.A. on its joint bid for Macarthur Coal Limited.

Mr. Baxter is a regular speaker on competition law and is recognized as a leading practitioner by Legal 500, Chambers and other directories. He is described by Legal 500 EMEA 2010 as having “superb knowledge of competition law” and being “practical and business-oriented.” Chambers 2011 describes him as having a “deep knowledge of merger control.” Who’s Who Legal: Competition Lawyers & Economists 2011 also named Mr. Baxter as a leading practitioner in his field.

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