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Kim  Dietzel

Kim Dietzel

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

London, , GBR


Kim is a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' London office, acting on the full range of EU and UK competition law issues, with a particular focus on litigation and cartel cases and on merger control.  Kim has been ranked as competition litigator by the Global Competition Review (GCR) by Chambers UK.  She was also profiled in the GCR's "top 100 women in antitrust" covering regulators, economists and competition lawyers. She advises a range of clients, including in the transport, aviation, financial services, consumer goods and industrial sectors. She also appears as an advocate in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT).  Kim's recent work includes advising Virgin on the high profile acquisition of a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic by Delta Air Lines.  Previously she had advised Virgin Atlantic on the cartel investigations in a number of jurisdictions (including US and UK) into long-haul passenger fuel surcharges, including the OFT's first contested criminal prosecution under the Enterprise Act 2002.  Kim also advises Pilkington on various follow-on damages actions in the UK and Germany arising out of the European Union cartel decision involving car glass.  Kim has also recently advised The Coca Cola Company on the transaction with Fresh Trading (owner of Innocent Smoothies) and Gerber on its joint venture with Refresco (involving a referral up from Member State review to the EU Commission for EU Merger Regulation review).  Her clients also include Willis, easyJet, Stagecoach, and confidential clients in relation to merger issues, competition law compliance work and cartel/leniency applications across a number of jurisdictions.  Kim has spent some time working in Herbert Smith Freehills' Brussels office and has been seconded to the competition law team of The Coca Cola Company.
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