Working from different corners of Brussels, Simon Baxter and James Venit represented merger partners in two of the past decade’s global antitrust landmarks: the failed tie-up of GE and Honeywell in 2001, which for better or worse confirmed the awesome power of the European Commission, and the 2008 beer merger of Inbev and Anheuser Busch, regarded as the first major test of China’s antitrust system.

Today, Baxter and Venit become partners themselves, as Baxter leaves Clifford Chance to join Venit at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom and, in the process, they shake up the competitive landscape in competition law.

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