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Kristina Nordlander

Kristina Nordlander
Office:
Sidley Austin LLP
NEO Building
Rue Montoyer 51 Montoyerstraat
1000
City:
Brussels
Country:
Belgium
Tel:
+32 2 504 6449

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.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

Biography • Environment

Kristina Nordlander is a partner in Sidley's Brussels office. She 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, crop protection, medical devices and technology.

Ms Nordlander has been involved recently in a number of major cases before the EU courts, including in important cartel cases and ground-breaking access to documents litigation. Ms Nordlander has litigated a number of cases on chemicals regulation and classification and labelling rules, including one of the first challenges to a REACH candidate listing against the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and challenges to the European Commission's classification of a large number of chemical substances in parallel actions in the European Court of Justice and General Court. Ms Nordlander also advises on the evaluation of regional and national environmental requirements against the provisions of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and provides assistance to clients in developing and executing WTO-based advocacy strategies. Ms Nordlander is currently representing one of the manufacturers of neonicotinoids in advising on the EU ban.

Ms Nordlander assists clients with REACH compliance, including registration of substances, developing import strategies, creating or responding to materials declarations, contracting with other companies in Substance Information Exchange Fora (SIEFs) and consortia, advising on articles and substances in articles, complying with downstream user requirements, authorisation and helping clients reorganise for effective REACH compliance.

Ms Nordlander's admissions include New York and Sweden, and she is an associated member of the Brussels Bar.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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