Pauline Kuipers

Bird & Bird (The Hague)
Lawyer (Partner)

Pauline Kuipers is an EU & competition law partner in the Hague and head of Bird & Bird’s International Competition & EU Group. Pauline specialises in EU and Dutch competition law with a particular focus on regulated markets like communications, media, life sciences. In competition law matters, she has experience in 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. Her practice also includes public procurement law and assistance in regulatory investigations (telecoms, post, consumer law, energy). Pauline’s 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, abuse of IP rights etc.

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Piet-Hein Eijssen, Pauline Kuipers The Amsterdam Court of Appeal rules that cartel damage claims filed by a claim vehicle is not time-barred under Spanish, Finnish and Swedish law in the chemicals market (CDC / Kemira)

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On 4 February 2020, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (“Court of Appeal”) ruled that cartel damage claims that were filed by claim vehicle CDC against Kemira were not time-barred under Spanish, Finnish and Swedish law. The Court of Appeal also dismissed Kemira’s challenge to the way in which the (...)

Piet-Hein Eijssen, Pauline Kuipers The Dutch Court of Appeal of Arnhem applies the EU competition law notion of an undertaking in a cartel damage claim procedure (TenneT / Alstom)

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On 26 November 2019 the Court of Appeal of Arnhem ("Court of Appeal") applied the EU competition law notion of an ‘undertaking’ in a cartel damage claim procedure between TenneT and entities belonging to the Alstom group of companies. The Court of Appeal ruled that one of these entities formed a (...)

Mariska Van De Sanden, Janneke Kohlen, Pauline Kuipers The Dutch Competition Authority publishes a sector report on the impact of biosimilars on competition between TNF-alfa inhibitors

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Dutch competition authority ACM publishes a sector report on the impact of biosimilars on competition between TNF-alfa inhibitors* The Dutch competition authority, ACM, initiated a market study in 2018 into the effect of the introduction of biosimilars on the competition between TNF alfa (...)

Mariska Van De Sanden, Pauline Kuipers The Dutch Competition Authority launches investigations into a big tech company for abusing its dominant position giving its applications preferential treatment (Apple App Store)

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Dutch Antitrust Authority investigates Apple: does this support Spotify’s complaint?* After Google has been fined several times for breach of (EU) competition rules the last couple of years, it might now be Apple’s turn. Last month (March 2019), Spotify filed a complaint against Apple with the (...)

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