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Kristina Nordlander

Partner

London

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Kristina Nordlander

Partner

London

Kristina has a broad EU antitrust, litigation and regulatory practice with a particular focus on big tech and life sciences. She has previously worked in New York and Brussels as well as London, and has over 23 years of experience using her advocacy skills to represent clients on both sides of the Atlantic on antitrust investigations, challenges and complaints before the European Commission and on high-profile proceedings before the EU courts in Luxembourg. 

Known for her understanding of how EU institutions work, Kristina has a strong practice focus on EU competition law enforcement issues impacting the digital single market, online selling, mobile and electronic payments and other technology. She was involved in the European Commission’s e-commerce sector inquiry and advises numerous online marketplaces and platforms on EU antitrust matters. She has a successful track record of using EU law tools such as free movement rules, litigation and infringement procedures to secure and improve market access for her clients.

Kristina’s court experience includes litigating alleged antitrust violations, disputed product classifications/restrictions, market access, data protection/transparency and legal privilege issues. She also has extensive expertise in EU state aid law, particularly in relation to tax. 

Kristina is an acknowledged thought leader in the antitrust field and regularly writes and speaks on antitrust issues. Among other accolades, she has been recognised in Global Competition Review’s Women in Antitrust 2021, 2016, 2013 and 2009 and as a Global Elite Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2022.

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Publications: 12 May 2022

New UK pro-competition digital markets regime confirmed by Government

The UK Government has set out its plans for a new “pro-competition regime” for digital markets, stamping out recent rumours that the new rules had been shelved.

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Publications: 27 April 2022

UK Government confirms reforms to competition and consumer laws

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Publications: 21 April 2022

CMA consults on draft guidelines on vertical agreements

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Publications: 29 March 2022

EU institutions announce political agreement on proposed rules for “gatekeeper” digital platforms

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as associated member of the Brussels Bar (E list): 1999

Admitted to the New York Bar: 1998

Admitted as Advokat at Swedish Bar: 2004

Academic

Harvard Law School, LL.M. (Fulbright Scholar): 1998

University of Stockholm, LL.M.: 1996

University of Hamburg, LL.M. in Law and Economics: 1995

Awards & accolades

International Law Office’s Client Choice Award

“Life Sciences” in 2019 and “Competition & Antitrust (European Union)” in 2018

Top 10 Innovators

Financial Times European Innovative Lawyer Awards 2017

Best in Competition and Antitrust

LMG Women in Business Law award 2015