van Haastrecht

Managing Partner

Kim van Haastrecht is a top specialist in competition law and an experienced compliance professional, including in the areas of privacy and anti-corruption. 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, including in the areas of privacy and anti-corruption.

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.

Kim is involved as an expert in civil proceedings concerning infringements of competition law, with a special focus on class actions. Together with Douwe Linders, she manages the class actions in the field of competition law.

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


2023: assisting a client in an in-depth by the ACM into a proposed takeover

2023: advising on broad public-private digitalisation project in the education sector

2022: rollout competition policy for a large multinational, active in the oil and gas sector

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