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.
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Winfred is the managing partner of our Amsterdam office and a partner in the antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) practice group, based in our Amsterdam office. He has been involved in a large number of high-profile cartel and abuse of dominance cases in the Netherlands and has a substantial litigation practice, especially in the TMT and energy sectors, as well as in Dutch public procurement. He has vast experience of representing clients in Dutch, European and multi-jurisdictional merger notifications.
Winfred contributes to numerous publications and courses on European and global competition issues and is chairman of the Vereniging van Mededingingsrecht, the Dutch association of competition lawyers.
Before joining the firm in August 2000, Winfred was a partner at NautaDutilh. He graduated from the University of Leiden with a degree in civil and European law and was educated in London and Paris. He speaks English, French, German and Russian.
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