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Loyens & Loeff

FRED ROESKESTRAAT 100, 1076 ED AMSTERDAM, PO BOX 71170, 1008 BD AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Amsterdam, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, New York and 5 more

Professor Gert-Wim van de Meent

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Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory, Procurement, Healthcare

Position

Partner, Attorney at Law

Career

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.

Languages

Dutch, English, German

Member

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.

Education

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


Netherlands

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Loyens & Loeff’s team has 'a practical and co-operative approach' and has developed particular expertise in the healthcare sector. Key names include Professor Gert-Wim van de Meent, recently promoted partner Marc Wiggers, PhD and counsel Marc Custers. Natasja Brusik and Robin Struijlaart are the names to note at senior associate level.

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Industry focus: Food

Within: Industry focus: Food

Loyens & Loeff 'offers strong, relevant advice', and for one client 'the speed of response is crucial'. The team provides a full, multi-jurisdictional service to clients in the food and beverages industries including advising on corporate, IP and complex regulatory regimes. Professor Gert-Wim van de Meent heads the practice and has a focus on domestic and EU regulatory, competition and procurement law; Yves Van Couter heads the Benelux group. The team advised Bacardi and its group companies on the Dutch and Swiss aspects of  its acquisition of Patrón Spirits International – its PATRÓN brand. Harmen Holtrop, who co-chairs the corporate group advised Nimbus on the disposal of Meneba, the major grain miller.

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Legal Developments by:
Loyens & Loeff

  • New reporting obligations for Luxembourg securitisation vehicles

    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
    - Loyens & Loeff

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    - AKD
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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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