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 is involved in a number of ongoing investigations in the tech sector and represents clients in relation to the e-commerce sector inquiry by the European Commission. She also 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.
In the financial services area, Kristina has developed a significant practice advising on antitrust issues arising in connection with mobile and electronic payments.
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.
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 2,000 women holding senior antitrust roles as members and attracts leading business and government speakers for high-level events around the globe.
Kristina teaches and speaks widely on topics such as EU antitrust policy and procedure, legal privilege, state aid and taxation, pharmaceutical antitrust, payments and financial services antitrust. Her commitment to client service and technical skill is evidenced by numerous accolades and rankings in the leading client surveys.
WWL says: Described as “just fantastic”, she is in the very top tier of the Brussels competition bar
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Kristina Nordlander has a thriving EU regulatory, litigation and competition practice, representing major companies, including in chemicals, mining, financial services, technology and life sciences.
Her EU regulatory experience focuses on environment and chemical regulation, including REACH compliance and classification and labelling rules.
Kristina is an experienced litigator before the EU Courts, including in major cases regarding product regulation/classification and access to documents from EU institutions and agencies. She brought one of the first EU Court challenges against REACH candidate listing.
Kristina’s recent experience includes representing: Bayer CropScience in an appeal before the EU General Court concerning restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid substances in plant protection products; a major cosmetics manufacturer and its main supplier on REACH evaluation and appeals to the Board of Appeal of ECHA and the General Court; CropLife America, American Chemistry Council and the NAM as interveners in the Court of Justice of the EU in Commission v Greenpeace, a precedent-setting case about the obligation to disclose regulatory data under the “emission rule” in the EU Aarhus Regulation; and the cosmetics industry on the application of animal testing bans under the Cosmetics Regulation.
Kristina has helped clients challenge EU regulations and decisions through WTO agreements, including helping to build coalitions of EU trading partners to oppose the classification of several mineral and metal compounds.
In 2008, Kristina founded the Women’s Competition Network (WCN), now counting over 1,800 senior competition law and policy professionals.
Kristina teaches and speaks widely on these practices. She studied at the universities of Stockholm and Harvard Law School. Her admissions include New York and Sweden.
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