Paula Riedel

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Paula Riedel

Overview

Paula Riedel is a partner in Kirkland’s London office. She represents clients before the European Commission and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. Her practice spans the full spectrum of antitrust requirements, in particular EU and multinational merger control, antitrust, state aid, compliance and regulatory matters.

Paula is recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Chambers U.K. She is a long-standing tutor on King’s College London’s Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law and is a former Chair of the Law Society Competition Section. Prior to partnership, she was seconded to the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry, Competition Policy Directorate (Merger Policy).

Paula was elected to partnership at Linklaters LLP in 2003 and prior to joining Kirkland was head of the London Competition Group at Linklaters.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

EU Antitrust vs. U.S. Companies. (Law360 February 2016, co-authored with Sarah Jordan and James Mutchnik)

The Pharma Sector: A route map to merger control in the EU and beyond (MLEX October-December edition 2012, co-authored with Jonathan Ford)

The Competition and Markets Authority:  A new era for competition law enforcement in the UK (Competition Policy International 2012, co-authored with Anna Mitchell)

Patent Settlements: Post-operative care is now required (Competition Law Insight, 2012)

UK Competition Reform (Competition Law Insight, 2011, co-author)

Review of the Cave Report: Is water ready for competition (Utility Law Review 2009,  co-authored with Natura Gracia)

Competition Settlements: Towards an OFT Policy (Competition Law Insight 2007, co-authored with Sharon Horwitz)

The ECJ ruling in Bayer: Commission suffers setback in its pursuit of the Single Market (2004)

Seminars

IBC Legal, UK Competition Law 2015: Chapter I and Chapter II Update

GCR Live 4th Annual Antitrust Leaders Forum Miami 2015: A Retrospective on the Term of Commissioner Joaquin Almunía, and a Look Ahead (Chair of Panel)

EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum 2014: Reverse Payment Patent Settlements

GCR Live Competition Law and Financial Markets 2013: Focus on the CDS Investigation

EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum 2012: A review of recent developments in the EU and elsewhere

LexisNexis webinars: Merger Control and the Risks of Non-Notification following Electrabel and Marine Harvest (2014); Private enforcement of competition law (2012); Reforms to Merger Control – Chair (2012)

BIICL 10th Anniversary Merger Conference 2012 – Recent developments in EU merger control (Chair of Panel)

GCR Live Pharmaceutical and Competition Law 2011 – Settlements

IBC Advanced EC Competition Law, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2004: Merger case review

British Institute of International and Comparative Law 2006: Conceptual and empirical issues in the analysis of local competition: Challenges for the merging parties

SMI Pharmaceutical Law 2005 – A Global Perspective: Recent EC cases

Recognition

Paula Riedel’s clients “value her calm demeanour and approachable attitude”

Chambers UK, 2015

Memberships & Affiliations

Law Society Competition Section (Committee member and former chair)

Participant on working groups of the IBA Antitrust Committee

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Education

  • College of Law, LondonLaw Society FinalsFirst Class1993
  • College of Law, LondonCommon Professional ExaminationCommendation1992
  • University of OxfordModern Languages (French & German)First Class1991