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Kristina Nordlander

Kristina Nordlander
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Biography • Competition - Lawyers

Kristina Nordlander has a thriving EU competition, regulatory and litigation practice, representing major companies in a variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, financial services and payments, chemicals, mining, medical devices and technology.

Kristina has extensive experience advising clients on the full range of EU competition issues, including joint ventures and cooperation agreements, merger control proceedings, state aid, cartel investigations and antitrust compliance. For example, she has represented a third party intervener in the second-phase EU merger review of a UK mobile payments JV, and has advised one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies on market positioning, potential dominance issues and antitrust enforcement risk linked to the launch of two of the company’s biggest new products in Europe.

Kristina is an experienced litigator before the EU Courts in Luxembourg. Kristina has represented clients in disputes involving antitrust, state aid, legal privilege, access to documents and regulatory issues. For example, she served as co-counsel to the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) as an intervener in the appeal before the European Court of Justice against the General Court's judgment in the Akzo case regarding legal privilege for in-house counsel.

In 2008, Kristina founded the Women’s Competition Network (WCN), the international professional forum for senior competition law and policy professionals. The WCN now counts over 1700 women holding senior antitrust roles as members and attracts leading business and government speakers for high level events around the globe. Kristina studied law at the Universities of Stockholm and Harvard Law School and has practised in Stockholm, New York and Brussels.

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Biography • Life Sciences - Regulatory

Kristina Nordlander has a thriving EU competition, regulatory and litigation practice, representing major companies in a variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, financial services and payments, chemicals, mining, medical devices and technology.

Kristina has extensive experience advising clients on the full range of EU competition issues, including joint ventures and cooperation agreements, merger control proceedings, state aid, cartel investigations and antitrust compliance. She has represented a number of major pharmaceutical companies on issues related to the sector inquiry undertaken by the European Commission, and frequently advises pharma, biotech and medical device companies on antitrust risk relating to patent enforcement and settlement, life-cycle management, marketing, pricing practices and procurement.

Kristina is an experienced litigator before the EU Courts in Luxembourg. She has represented clients in disputes involving cartels and other alleged antitrust violations, state aid, legal privilege, access to documents and regulatory issues.

Kristina has experience on a wide range of EU regulatory issues, with an emphasis on environment and chemical regulation, including REACH compliance and classification and labeling rules. She brought one of the first EU Court challenges against REACH candidate listing.

In 2008, Kristina founded the Women’s Competition Network (WCN), the international professional forum for senior competition law and policy professionals. The WCN now counts over 1700 women holding senior antitrust roles as members and attracts leading business and government speakers for high level events around the globe.

Kristina studied law at the Universities of Stockholm and Harvard Law School and has practised in Stockholm, New York and Brussels.

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Biography • Environment

Kristina Nordlander is a partner in Sidley Austin's Brussels office. She has a thriving EU regulatory, litigation and competition practice, representing major companies in a variety of sectors, including chemicals, mining, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Ms Nordlander has extensive experience on a wide range of EU environmental and regulatory issues, with an emphasis on chemical regulation, including REACH compliance and classification and labeling rules. For example, she has advised several trade associations, substance manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and downstream users on REACH compliance.

Ms Nordlander is an experienced litigator before the EU Courts, including in major cases regarding product regulation and classification as well as access to documents from EU institutions and agencies. She brought one of the first EU Court challenges against REACH candidate listing.

Ms Nordlander’s recent experience includes representing: the global nickel industry in the General Court and Court of Justice in a challenge to the EU’s classification of all known nickel compounds; Bayer CropScience in high-profile litigation before the General Court and the Administrative Court of England and Wales regarding EU restrictions on sales of plant protection products containing Neonicotinoids (commonly referred to as the “bee” case); and CropLife America, American Chemistry Council and the NAM in an intervention before the Court of Justice regarding the General Court’s ruling in the landmark case European Commission v Stichting Greenpeace Nederland and PAN Europe.

Together with Sidley's international trade team, Ms Nordlander has helped clients challenge EU regulations and decisions through World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. For example, Ms Nordlander helped to build coalitions of EU trading partners to oppose the classification of several mineral and metal compounds.

Ms Nordlander teaches and speaks widely on topics such as EU chemicals regulation. She studied law at the universities of Stockholm and Harvard Law School and her admissions include New York and Sweden.

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