Adam Kidane


Adam Kidane


Brussels | 480 Avenue Louise, Box 13A, Brussels 1050
+32 2 535 5439 | +32 2 535 5400

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Practice Areas

Adam Kidane focuses his practice on EU and UK competition law, including merger control, cartel investigations and antitrust compliance. Mr. Kidane has significant experience advising multinational companies and private equity funds on the merger control aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings across a broad range of industries including financial services, fast-moving consumer goods, packaging, pharmaceuticals and software. He has also represented leniency applicants in cartel proceedings before the European Commission.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Kidane served as an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. His previous experience includes working as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis and Allen & Overy.


Significant Representations

  • Lafarge in its construction materials joint venture with Anglo American.
  • Molson Coors in its acquisition of StarBev.
  • Strategic Value Partners in the restructuring of the Kloeckner Pentaplast Group.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb in its acquisition of Amylin Pharmaceuticals.
  • Avis Budget Group in its acquisition of Zipcar.
  • 3G Capital in its joint acquisition with Berkshire Hathaway of H.J. Heinz.
  • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of the Industrial Packaging Group.
  • Bain Capital and Advent International Corporation in their joint acquisition of Nets Holding.
  • Centerbridge Partners in the restructuring of APCOA Parking Holdings.
  • KKR & Co and Riverstone Holdings in the formation of their natural gas and crude oil joint venture, Trinity River Energy.
  • Vista Equity Partners in its acquisition of TIBCO Software.
  • Danaher Corporation in its acquisition of Pall Corporation.
  • Accenture in its sale of Navitaire to Amadeus.
  • Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Finlays Horticulture Investments and Finlays Horticulture Holdings.
  • Sycamore Partners in its sale of Kurt Geiger to Cinven.
  • A leniency applicant in the EU Commission’s TV and computer monitor tubes cartel investigation.
  • A leniency applicant in the EU Commission’s consumer detergents cartel investigation.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • University of Edinburgh, LL.B. (Hons), 2003
  • Nottingham Trent University, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2004
  • Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Legal Practice Course, 2005
  • Brussels
  • England and Wales
  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • Swedish