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Netherlands Competition/European Law
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4 Ranked Lawyers

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Competition/European Law - Netherlands
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What the team is known for

Freshfields has a standout competition team offering highly esteemed expertise in both antitrust litigation and merger clearance matters. The law firm defends clients in high-profile follow-on damages claims, abuse of dominance cases and investigations into allegations of unfair trading. The team is well known for advising on domestic and multi-jurisdictional merger clearance matters, including phase II investigations or acting on behalf of third-party interveners. Team members also offer experience in state aid litigation and EU regulatory matters. The competition team works closely with the firm's dispute resolution practice, as well as with the firm's outstanding Brussels office.

Work Highlights

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  • Defended ABB in follow-on damages litigation arising from the EC's decision in the gas insulated switchgear cartel.

Notable Practitioners

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Paul Van den Berg
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Paul Van den Berg
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Up and Coming

Paul Van den Berg has a particular focus on advising clients on domestic and multi-jurisdictional merger clearance matters, including representing them in phase II investigations. A client appreciates that "Paul Van den Berg understands the needs of our company and delivers on the goods when needed. It is always a pleasure to work with him and his team."

Alvaro Pliego Selie
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Alvaro Pliego Selie
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Up and Coming

Alvaro Pliego Selie often represents clients in contentious matters before the ACM. A client enthuses: "Alvaro Pliego Selie is an intelligent, sharp and pragmatic lawyer who thinks in terms of solutions and displays a high level of strategic thinking."

Onno Brouwer
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Onno Brouwer
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A client lauds Onno Brouwer as being "an authority in competition law," and appreciates that he "has the ability to bring his sharpness with charm." Onno Brouwer divides his time between the firm's offices in the Netherlands and in Belgium and has a particularly strong reputation for advising clients on state aid disputes, follow-on damages claims and abuse of dominance cases. In addition, he offers notable experience assisting with unfair trading investigations and EU regulatory matters.

Winfred Knibbeler
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Winfred Knibbeler
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One of the top lawyers on the Dutch competition market, Winfred Knibbeler has a broad practice that encompasses representing clients in abuse of dominance investigations and follow-on damages claims, as well as advising on merger clearance matters, including acting for third-party interveners. A client enthuses: "Winfred Knibbeler has a wealth of experience in the field of competition law and a good sense for the commercial needs of the company."

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Competition/European Law

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

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