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Ariti Skarpa

Competition/Antitrust Managing Associate, Brussels

"I advise clients on the full range of EU and international competition matters, with a particular focus on international merger control. I provide pragmatic and well-considered counselling to clients to achieve optimal results for their business in the most complex cases."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Ariti is a managing associate in our global competition practice, based in Brussels.

Ariti has extensive experience in multinational transactions. She regularly acts on behalf of international corporations and banks in merger review proceedings before the European Commission and competition authorities worldwide. She has been involved in “Phase II” cases and deals requiring complex remedy measures. In addition, Ariti represents clients in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations and counsels on antitrust compliance issues.

Ariti has provided strategic advice to clients in diverse industry sectors such as healthcare, energy, financial services, industrials and private equity.

Work highlights

Highlights of Ariti’s recent experience include advising:

  • Linde on its merger with Praxair
  • ExxonMobil and ENI on the establishment of a joint venture in the field of LNG liquefaction
  • NKT Cables on its acquisition of ABB’s high voltage cables business
  • Trelleborg on its acquisition of CGS Holding, a company active in the manufacture of agriculture and industrial tires
  • Novartis on the acquisition of GSK’s global oncology portfolio 

Professional experience

Ariti joined Linklaters in 2013. Prior to joining Linklaters, she worked in an international law firm in Brussels and interned at the European Commission.

Between 2014 and 2015, Ariti was seconded to the firm’s office in New York.

Education and qualifications

Ariti studied law at the University of Athens, Greece. She holds a master’s in competition law from King’s College London, United Kingdom, and a master’s in public procurement law from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

She speaks English, German and Greek.