van Haastrecht

Attorney-at-law / Partner

Kim van Haastrecht is a top specialist in competition law and an experienced compliance professional. She is an enthusiastic and committed lawyer, a fast thinker with strong strategic insight.

Her years of experience as in-house counsel for multinationals make her a true business partner for her clients. Looking for strategic and commercial solutions to legal issues is her strength.

Kim has extensive experience in competition law issues in the context of cooperation between companies, distribution matters and abuse of a dominant position.

In recent years, Kim has specialised in assisting clients in setting up distribution systems. She also has extensive experience in implementing effective compliance programmes in various sectors and providing engaging compliance trainings.

Kim assists clients in investigations and proceedings before the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets and the European Commission. She also assists clients in the notification of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures that require approval from authorities. In addition, she is regularly involved as an expert in civil proceedings concerning infringements of competition law.

Kim is a member of the Dutch Competition Law Association and the Dutch Association of Compliance Professionals.


2021: advising on strategic cooperation between publisher and supplier

2021: various compliance training courses for companies, e.g. active in the food industry and media sector

2021: rollout of a new European distribution system for an international retail organisation

2020: notification of a complex acquisition to ACM on behalf of acquiring party