Pauline is recommended for her expertise in EU & competition law, particularly in regulated sectors.
Pauline has been managing partner of our office in The Hague since 2009. She leads our Competition & EU Law and Public Procurement team and co-heads our Media Group in The Hague.
With almost 20 years of experience, Pauline specialises in EU and Dutch competition law in regulated markets with a particular focus on the Media, Communications and Life Sciences sectors. 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 given 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, standardisation discussions, refusal to license, FRAND licensing, abuse of IP rights etc.
Pauline qualified as a lawyer in 1995 and joined us in 2001 as one of the founding lawyers of our office in The Hague.
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.