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Pauline Kuipers

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With over 20 years of experience, Pauline specialises in EU and Dutch competition law in regulated markets. Having started her career as an IP lawyer, she has particular expertise on the interface of competition and intellectual property law.

Her team in The Netherlands deals with cartel procedures, abuse of dominance matters, merger notifications to the Dutch competition authority and European Commission as well as coordination of multiple merger filings, private enforcement actions, competition regulation of network industries as well as the media sector and competition rules on undertakings granted special or exclusive rights by the state, including state aid. The practice also includes public procurement law.


Pauline co-heads Bird & Bird's international Competition & EU Law practice and is a member of the firm's global executive committee.