Pauline Kuipers is recommended for her expertise in EU & competition law, particularly in regulated sectors
Pauline Kuipers is an EU & Competition partner in the Hague and where she is also Co-Managing Partner of of our Dutch office.
She specialises in EU and Dutch competition law in regulated markets. Her team 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. Her practice also includes public procurement law.
Her previous experience in Intellectual Property law has brought her specific expertise to advise in matters on the verge between competition law and intellectual property, such as licensing arrangements and other technology transfer agreements, standardization discussions, refusal to license, FRAND licensing, abuse of IP rights etc.
Pauline has served on the board of the Dutch Association for Competition Law (Vereniging voor Mededingingsrecht). She has been Secretary General of the International League for Competition Law (LIDC) and is also a member of the Dutch Association for Media & Communications Law, Association for Public Procurement Law and the Licensing Executive Society (LES). Pauline teaches competition law in the Professional Education for In-House Lawyers (SBB) and regularly publishes on competition law topics.