Fiona Carlin

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Fiona Carlin

Fiona Carlin

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Fiona Carlin is the Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie’s European & Competition Law Practice in Brussels and chairs the Firm’s European Competition Law Practice Group comprising more than 150 lawyers in 22 countries in the EMEA region. She also heads the Firm's global merger task force that exchanges and develops know-how and organises regular client events on merger control developments.

Fiona was Chair of the Competition Law Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union for more than 10 years, and for part of that period was also a Board member. Fiona is a member of the European Advisory Board of Catalyst, an organisation dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and business. She is the EMEA representative on Baker & McKenzie's Global Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Fiona takes an active role in consultations with the European Commission on major competition policy developments.

Fiona has been listed in “The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers" since 2009, and is among Global Competition Review's Top 100 Women in Antitrust. Chambers quotes clients as citing her “legal and pragmatic advice” and describing her as “globally minded”.

Practice Focus

Fiona Carlin advises clients on a wide variety of competition law issues. Her experience includes merger control, patent and know-how licensing, the structuring of distribution networks, state aid grants, compliance programs, and the defence of clients involved in cartel investigations up to appeal stage before the European Courts in Luxembourg.

Representative Legal Matters

* Advised on numerous high-profile merger cases involving in-depth investigations by the European Commission and the negotiation of remedies in the supermarket and mining sectors.
* Lead the legal and economics team that successfully thwarted the attempted acquisition by parcel courier service giant UPS of its integrator rival TNT in 2013. Detailed interventions made on behalf of FedEx were instrumental in explaining the complexity of the integrator model and the inadequacy of a series of remedies submitted by the parties.
* Defended the former American Standard Group of companies in the bathroom cartels case in which the EU General Court annulled fines to the tune of EUR205 million (September 2013), and overturning a European Commission State aid decision entitling MOL to repayments of more than EUR100 million (November 2013).
* Successfully advised the Hungarian energy company MOL in a case involving a USD17 billion hostile takeover bid by Austrian energy company OMV. After a nine-month battle, OMV withdrew its bid since the remedies required to solve the multiple competition law problems identified by MOL were too value-destructive.
* Served as key advisor to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) throughout the European Commission pharmaceutical sector inquiry and is a regular advisor to the industry since.

Admission

Belgium (1996)
Northern Ireland (1992)

Education

King's College London (Diploma UK and European Copyright Law) (2000)
College of Europe in Brugge (Diploma Advanced European Studies) (1989)
Queen's University Belfast (LL.B.) (1988)

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