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Winfred Knibbeler

Winfred Knibbeler
Office:
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Strawinskylaan 10
1077 XZ
City:
Amsterdam
Country:
Netherlands
Tel:
+31 20 485 7000
Fax:
+31 20 485 7001

Biography • Competition - Lawyers

Winfred Knibbeler is a partner in Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade group, based in the Amsterdam office. Previously a partner at a major Dutch firm, he joined the firm as a partner in 2000. He is an experienced Dutch and EU competition lawyer with a strong litigation practice.

Winfred’s recent experience includes advising Essent, the largest utility group in the Netherlands, on all competition related matters in the electricity and gas markets and Ziggo, the largest cable operator on a range of competition and regulatory matters. Winfred advised CVC on the retroactive approval by the European Commission of the CVK joint venture. Other clients include Reed Elsevier, PepsiCo, ABN AMRO, Visa Europe and Shell. Winfred is involved in a number of cartel cases and acts for the joint Dutch cable operators.

He graduated from the University of Leiden with a degree in civil and European law and was also educated in London and Paris. Winfred was admitted to the Bar in 1991 and joined NautaDutilh as an associate in the same year, becoming a partner in Amsterdam in 1997. He is the chairman of the Dutch Association of Competition Lawyers and contributes to a large number of academic courses in competition law. He regularly publishes on selected competition topics. He speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Russian.

Freshfields’ antitrust competition and trade practice comprises more than 50 partners and over 210 other specialists working worldwide to support our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

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Winfred Knibbeler is a partner in Freshfields’ antitrust, competition and trade group, based in the Amsterdam office. Previously a partner at a major Dutch firm, he joined the firm as a partner in 2000. He is an experienced Dutch and EU competition lawyer with a strong litigation practice.

Winfred’s recent experience includes advising Essent, the largest utility group in the Netherlands, on all competition related matters in the electricity and gas markets and Ziggo, the largest cable operator on a range of competition and regulatory matters. Winfred advised CVC on the retroactive approval by the European Commission of the CVK joint venture. Other clients include Reed Elsevier, PepsiCo, ABN AMRO, Visa Europe and Shell. Winfred is involved in a number of cartel cases and acts for the joint Dutch cable operators.

He graduated from the University of Leiden with a degree in civil and European law and was also educated in London and Paris. Winfred was admitted to the Bar in 1991 and joined NautaDutilh as an associate in the same year, becoming a partner in Amsterdam in 1997. He is the chairman of the Dutch Association of Competition Lawyers and contributes to a large number of academic courses in competition law. He regularly publishes on selected competition topics. He speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Russian.

Freshfields’ antitrust competition and trade practice comprises more than 50 partners and over 210 other specialists working worldwide to support our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Information Technology which can be purchased from our Shop.

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