Pontus Lindfelt | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Pontus Lindfelt
Pontus Lindfelt

Pontus Lindfelt

Partner, Brussels, Stockholm

T +32 2 239 25 60

T +46 8 506 32 300

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“Pontus Lindfelt adopts ‘a global vision of problems beyond the legal’ and is ‘always helpful in negotiations.’”

Legal 500 EMEA 2013

Overview

Pontus advises multinational companies on European Union law matters and corporate transactions. His practice concentrates on EU competition law and he has substantial experience in advising on mergers, cartels and compliance issues, with particular focus on the EU Merger Control Regulation. He also regularly advises multinational companies concerned by EU cartel investigations.

In relation to EU competition compliance issues, he has helped companies to develop tailored competition compliance programs including due diligence competition compliance reviews and training for company employees on competition law issues.

Bars and Courts

  • Stockholm Bar
  • Brussels Bar (B list)

Education

  • JD LLM, University of Lund, Sweden
  • Diploma in International Maritime Law, Oslo University, Oslo, Norway

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Swedish

Experience

Representation of HgCapital in the NOK45 billion (US$5.3 billion) acquisition of business technology provider Visma, the largest-ever European software buyout and one of the top five globally.

Antitrust counsel to Saudi Aramco in its joint venture with PETRONAS of Malaysia under which Saudi Aramco acquired a 50 percent equity interest, valued at approximately US$7 billion, in order to develop the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) Project in Malaysia.

Advising international private equity group Bridgepoint and Stockholm-based Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB on the antitrust aspects of the SEK 8.25 billion (US$929 million) sale of Nordic Cinema to AMC Theatres.

Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners on the merger control aspects of their successful US$4.1 billion bid to purchase the ConvaTec business unit from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Antitrust counsel to Nordic Capital in the acquisition of the Swiss publicly listed pharmaceutical company Acino Pharma.

EQT Partners' portfolio company Sanitec Oy in an EU cartel investigation concerning bathroom ceramics. This matter is currently on appeal to the European Court of Justice.

Nordic Capital's portfolio company CPS Color on its merger with leading competitor Chromaflo.

SAS Airlines in its appeal of the Air Cargo EU cartel decision to the General Court.

Stora Enso on competition law issues relating to its distribution network.

Antitrust counsel to Arle Capital in its acquisition of the Innovia Group, a leading British producer of specialty films for food packaging, labels and security markets.

Speaking Engagements

"Antitrust Enforcement: Both Sides of the Story: Hottest Competition Law Topics from Each Side of the Atlantic", 4 November 2016: Buenos Aires, Argentina, a presentation given at the CEDEF Law & Finance Workshop

"Fighting Cartels: What We Mean by Deterrence", 3 November 2016: Buenos Aires, Argentina, a presentation given at the CNDC Comparative Competition Law Conference

"Competition Law Update – a private equity perspective", 13 November 2015: St Albans, A presentation given at a seminar organized by our client HgCapital

"Competition compliance in trade associations – EU perspective" and "Private damages for breaches of EU competition law", 21 September 2015: Mexico City, a presentation given at the "Comparative Competition Law Conference," sponsored by CIDE and Alianza por la Competencia

"Antitrust / Competition Law Update Seminar", 14 October 2014: Dhahran, A presentation given at a seminar organized by our client Saudi Aramco

"Avoiding a "Goldman Sachs": A guide to successful parenting", 17 November 2014: White & Case London, The Helsinki office organized a Private Equity lunchtime training."Antitrust / Competition Law – Compliance Seminar", 4 June 2013: London, A presentation given at a seminar organized by our client Saudi Aramco

"Where is EU merger control heading? Insights into recent cases and procedural issues", 12 September 2013: White & Case Helsinki, The Helsinki office hosted a White & Case Thursday

"Antitrust and Cartel Enforcement", 29–30 May 2012: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, A presentation given at a Brazilian antitrust seminar organized by Levy Salomao.

"Cartel Enforcement in Europe: the Latest Practice and Procedures", 11 April 2011: Buenos Aires

"Cartel enforcement in Europe: the latest practice and procedures", 5 March 2010: Riga, A presentation given at a seminar organized by the Stockholm School of Economics and Riga Graduate School of Law

Publications

  • Private Equity and Merger Control – The Rules of the Game are Changing, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Winter 2018, Volume 1, Number 1, (co-authored with Matteo Giangaspero)
  • Private Damages and Collective Redress in the EU – where do we stand a year after the introduction of the EU Damages Directive?, Antitrust Chronicle, Winter 2016, Volume 4, Number 1 and Competition Policy International, January 2016(1), (co-authored with Sophie Sahlin)
  • Remedies in Merger Control, Europarättslig Tidskrift, Issue 2, 2008, (co-authored with Carolina Bruce)
  • EC Merger Remedies — Getting the Deal Through, Bloomberg European Business Law Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2007

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer and Foreign Expert: Competition/European Law – Belgium, Chambers Global 2012-2014

Chambers Global 2012

He is a popular choice for clients needing EU and corporate law advice. Sources highlight his excellent analytical skills and experience in mergers, cartels and compliance issues.

Chambers Global 2012

Pontus Lindfelt splits his time between Brussels and Stockholm and is a popular choice for clients needing EU and corporate law advice. Sources highlight his excellent analytical skills and experience in mergers, cartels and compliance issues.