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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Impressive group with significant experience in cartel and abuse of dominance issues, state aid, unfair trade cases, merger control and regulated markets investigations. Also known for representing defendants before the Dutch and European courts in a number of follow-on damage claims across the consumer goods and transport sectors, frequently acting alongside the firm's market-leading team in Brussels. Advises leading companies in the energy, telecommunications and healthcare industries.

Strengths

Clients endorse the practice for its skill in multi-jurisdictional matters, one citing the "excellent network within the firm and outside with local counsel in various jurisdictions."

Market commentators recognise the firm for its state aid work.

Work highlights

Represented Airbnb in preliminary reference proceedings before the European Court of Justice regarding the application of the E-Commerce Directive and home rental regulatory initiatives.

Notable practitioners

Alvaro Pliego Selie draws endorsements from market sources for his ingenuity, one suggesting that "he's an out-of-the-box thinker." His caseload spans state aid work, ACM investigations and abuse of dominance cases.

Onno Brouwer splits his time between the firm's offices in Brussels and Amsterdam. He is reputed among market sources for his user-friendly style, one calling him "approachable," as well as "very smart." He represents clients before the Dutch courts and the European Court of Justice in state aid cases and follow-on litigation.

Paul Van den Berg acts for banks and financial institutions. He is particularly active in merger control procedures and appeals, before Dutch and European courts. Clients extol his business understanding, one asserting that "he is incredibly commercial."

Winfred Knibbeler is esteemed among market commentators for his long experience in the market. He acts across the spectrum of competition issues, including follow-on litigation, cartel claims, ACM investigations and appeals.

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Competition/European Law

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Location

Strawinskylaan 10

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1077 XZ

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Competition/European Law


Alvaro Pliego Selie
Up and Coming
Onno Brouwer
Band 1
Paul Van den Berg
Up and Coming
Winfred Knibbeler
Band 1