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Winfred Knibbeler

Winfred Knibbeler
Office:
Strawinskylaan 10
1077 XZ
City:
Amsterdam
Country:
Netherlands
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+31 20 485 7000
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+31 20 485 7001

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Data: Telecoms & Media

Winfred Knibbeler co-heads the Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade group in the Amsterdam office. He has a substantial litigation practice, especially in the TMT and energy sectors, as well as in Dutch public procurement. He handles telecoms projects as part of Freshfields’ broad competition practice. For instance, he provides Ziggo with ongoing advice regarding mobile frequency licenses. 

Winfred’s recent experience includes advising Ziggo NV, the largest cable operator, on the public offer by Liberty Global plc and Ziggo on a range of competition and regulatory matters and in particular among various cable broadcasters in a landmark case on the status of cable broadcasting under Dutch copyright law. Other clients include RELX Group (formally known as Reed Elsevier), Econet Wireness ltd, Telecity Group plc, LexisNexis, RTL Nederland and Hutchison Whampoa. Winfred is also involved in a number of cartel cases and acts for the joint Dutch cable operators. 

The 2016 edition of Chambers Europe states: he has a “sharp mind, deep knowledge of the technical aspects of our business and a keen sense of our interests,” according to clients. He is noted for his experience in competition disputes in the telecoms sector.

Freshfields’ antitrust competition and trade practice comprises more than 40 partners and over 260 other specialists working worldwide to support and advise our clients on the mandates that matter most to them, wherever in the world that may be.

WWL says: Winfred Knibbeler receives wide-ranging endorsements for his excellent understanding of his client's business needs.

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