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Gijs Verberne

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Van Doorne

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Public procurement; European & Competition Law: Antitrust, Concentrations & Dominance; Real Estate: Public-private partnership; Government & Education


Gijs is a highly experienced and internationally recommended specialist in European and Dutch tender law, WTO law, public private partnerships (PPPs), project development and construction law, property law, privatization of government responsibilities/services, and public transportation law.

Gijs is often involved in large public-private and public-public partnerships, providing assistance in complex tendering procedures. Gijs frequently litigates in tender disputes, too.


Gijs Verberne has been working for Van Doorne since 1997. He was made partner in 2006. Verberne regularly teaches postgraduate courses at the Eggens Institute of the University of Amsterdam, VU Law Academy and the Law Faculty of the University of Utrecht.


Dutch, English, French


Gijs is a member of the Dutch Association for Procurement Law and the Dutch Association of Property Lawyers.


Dutch law, Utrecht university 1996; Grotius Academy, Real Estate (with honours).


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Van Doorne is appreciated for its ‘daring approach to solutions’, by one client and it has notable strengths in the healthcare, retail, education, media and financial services sectors, among others. The ‘excellent’ Sarah Beeston is acting for Fortum Holdings, the Dutch arm of a Finnish energy company, on the merger control assessment of part of its assets to a UK investor. Beeston leads the team jointly with Gijs Verberne. Anouk Rutten has taken a chief compliance officer role at the firm.

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  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

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