Professor Gert-Wim van de Meent > Loyens & Loeff > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory, Procurement, Healthcare


Partner, Attorney at Law


Gert-Wim van de Meent, attorney at law, is a member of the Competition & Regulatory practice group and the Loyens & Loeff Benelux Food & Beverages team. He specialises in EU law (regulated markets), competition law (merger control, antitrust and state aid), corporate investigations and procurement law and healthcare law. He has a focus on regulated sectors such as Food, Healthcare and Pharma. From 2016 till 2018 he was a member of the executive board of Loyens & Loeff. Gert-Wim is a professor of European and national procurement law at the University of Amsterdam.


Dutch, English, German


Gert-Wim is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Law Association, the Competition Law Association, and board member of the Dutch Association for Procurement Law.


Master business law and international law University of Utrecht (1988 and 1989)
International Judicial Master, University of Utrecht (1990)
Research fellow European and International Law, Asser Institute, Centre for International and European Law, The Hague, 1991
PhD-Fellow Erasmus University Rotterdam, Thesis, ‘Governmental public tenders: the EU-law context’, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > EU and competition

Loyens & Loeff‘s competition and regulatory practice is ‘very pragmatic and solution driven‘ with significant experience in the life sciences, healthcare and food sectors. The firm’s client roster includes Bayer, Achmea, AND ZN. The team is led by Marc Wiggers and Gert-Wim van de Meent, who represented 3i in relation to the competition aspects of its successful bid and subsequent acquisition of Joulz. Other key members of the team include Marc Custers, Robin Struijlaart, senior associates Natasja Brusik and Joost Dibbits.


Netherlands > Industry focus: Food

Gert-Wim van de Meent and Natasja Brusik in Amsterdam and Victor van Ahee in Rotterdam are joint team heads at Loyens & Loeff. The firm has an established Benelux presence and serves a range of European and well-known international clients on all aspects of food regulatory matters; the team also has cross-sector expertise in highly regulated areas including the life sciences and healthcare industries. As a full-service firm, clients benefit from access to IP, tax, corporate and international trade specialists, and the practice also leverages expertise in other jurisdictions from its network of best friend firms. It is also active on various editorial boards and has a partnership with the European Food and Feed Law Review of Lexxion.