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Europe Guide 2022
Netherlands Competition/European Law
3
Band 3

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Maverick Advocaten

Maverick Advocaten is the independent and leading competition law firm in the Netherlands. The team has vast experience at the top of the Dutch legal profession.

Maverick Advocaten provides advice on Dutch and EU competition law, including cartels, abuse of dominance, (second phase) merger control and cartel damage claims. Maverick Advocaten also frequently advises clients on economic regulation, consumer law and EU law (including state aid, unfair competition and procurement law). Maverick Advocaten regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Dutch and EU courts, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets, the European Commission and the Dutch Healthcare Authority.

Maverick Advocaten represents clients in a wide variety of sectors, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, energy, transport, retail, media and communications.

Chambers Review

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Competition/European Law - Netherlands
3
Band 3
What the team is known for

Maverick Advocaten is a flourishing competition boutique offering wide-ranging expertise in merger control, cartel investigations, distribution matters and abuse of dominance cases. The law firm is recognised for its extensive experience representing clients in the healthcare sector, as well as focusing on other regulated markets, such as energy and telecommunications.

Work Highlights

Provided by Maverick Advocaten
  • Defended Achmea in allegations of cartel involvement brought by the Hudson Bay Company.

Notable Practitioners

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Martijn Van de Hel
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Martijn Van de Hel
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Band 3

Martijn Van de Hel is active in cartel investigations before the ACM. He also advises on state aid issues before the European Commission. A client reports that "Martijn Van de Hel has a talent for explaining complex issues in a simple way," and adds that "he is direct and gets to the point without any unnecessary pretences."

Diederik Schrijvershof
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Diederik Schrijvershof
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Band 4

Diederik Schrijvershof advises on abuse of dominance investigations and merger clearances before the ACM. He is particularly well regarded for his work in the healthcare sector, in addition to representing clients from a variety of industries, including public transport, social care and agriculture. A client stresses that "Diederik Schrijvershof has extensive antitrust knowledge and is able to translate it to a commercial perspective, which results in pragmatic, clear and useful advice."

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Martijn Van de Hel
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Martijn Van de Hel
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Band 3
Diederik Schrijvershof
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Diederik Schrijvershof
4
Band 4

Members

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Diederik Schrijvershof

Head of Department

Jeanne Plettenburg

Leyla Bozkurt

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Martijn Van de Hel

Head of Department