Kim Dietzel

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Kim Dietzel

Kim Dietzel

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Kim acts on the full range of EU and UK competition law issues, with a particular focus on litigation and cartel cases, as well as on merger control. Kim has been confirmed by Global Competition Review (GCR) as one of the "top 100 women in antitrust" covering regulators, economists and competition lawyers and is rated by both Chambers and Legal 500 for competition litigation in particular. Who's Who Legal: Competition describes her as 'a clever and strategic operator', who is praised for her cartels and litigation practice. She is a Solicitor Advocate and regularly appears as an advocate in the CAT. Kim advises a range of clients, including in the transport, aviation, financial services, consumer goods and industrial sectors. She regularly speaks at international conferences and has published extensively on competition issues, including with respect to leniency and follow on litigation.Kim has advised:Virgin Atlantic/Virgin Group on the acquisition of a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic by Delta Air Lines and the creation of a joint venture between Virgin Atlantic and Delta, and on the on-going implementation of the joint venture between VAA and Delta which benefits from approvals in the UK, EU and USGerber on its joint venture with Refresco which involved a referral up from Member State review to the European Commission for EU Merger Regulation review and led to the divestment of a German plant in early 2014Pilkington on its defence of follow-on damages claims arising out of the car glass and flat glass cartels, with several further claims (including indirect purchaser claims) having been raised in 2014, involving cases in the UK and in Germany, and related European court litigationSchunk in the CAT in relation to a jurisdictional challenge in the follow-on cartel damages claim brought by Deutsche Bahn Wieland Werke in the High Court follow on cases arising out of the copper plumbing tubes cartel Kim's other clients include 3i, The Coca-Cola Company, OSI, British Standards Institution (BSI), easyJet, TUI, Weir, and various confidential clients whom she advises on merger issues, competition law compliance work and cartel/leniency applications across a number of jurisdictions.

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International Chamber of Commerce(ICC), a unique global business organization. ICC is – and has been throughout its long existence – a steadfast rallying point for those who believe, like our founders, that strengthening commercial ties among nations is not only good for business but good for global living standards and good for peace.

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The Law Society is the professional association that represents and governs the solicitors' profession in England and Wales. It provides services and support to practising and training solicitors as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. Members of the Society are often consulted when important issues are being debated in Parliament or by the executive. The Society was formed in 1825.

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Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 27 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally. They can help you realise opportunities while managing risk.

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The Coca-Cola Co. is the nonalcoholic beverage company, which engages in the manufacture, market, and sale of non-alcoholic beverages which include sparkling soft drinks, water, enhanced water and sports drinks, juice, dairy and plant-based beverages, tea and coffee and energy drinks. Its brands include Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Minute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glaceau Vitaminwater, Bonaqua, Gold Peak, Fuze Tea, Glaceau Smartwater, and Ice Dew. It operates through the following segments: Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific, Bottling Investments and Global Ventures. The company was founded by Asa Griggs Candler in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. purchases Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. from Singapore Airlines Ltd.

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Kim Dietzel is affiliated with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, The Coca-Cola Company

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