Winfred is a partner in our Amsterdam office where he also co-heads the local antitrust group. His practice focuses on all aspects of EU and Dutch competition law, including competition litigation, and he has a strong background in regulated sectors such as energy and TMT.
Winfred’s recent experience includes advising Essent, the largest utility group in the Netherlands, on competition law issues relating to electricity and gas markets. He guided Ziggo through Liberty Global’s public offer which, following an in-depth Phase II investigation by the European Commission, created a world leader in the cable sector. He is advising UPS on its appeal of the Commission’s UPS/TNT prohibition decision before Europe’s General Court and is also active in a number of on-going cartel investigations. His other regular clients include RELX (formally known as Reed Elsevier), PepsiCo, ABN AMRO, Visa Europe and Shell.
Widely recognised in his fields of practice, Winfred is former chair of the Dutch Association of Competition Lawyers and regularly contributes to academic courses and legal publications on EU and Dutch competition law.
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WWL says: Described as "excellent", Winfred Knibbeler is one of the Netherlands' highest-profile cartel and dominance experts
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