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Elisabeth Pietermaat

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Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV


With a solid foundation in administrative law, Elisabeth Pietermaat focuses in particular on the market regulation, migration law and open government.Her regulation practice focuses on healthcare, telecommunications and energy. Elisabeth both advises market regulators and represents them in procedures before the Rotterdam District Court and the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal. Her main clients in her migration law practice are the State Secretary for Security and Justice and the Immigration and Naturalisation Service. In the field of open government, she focuses on the Dutch Government Information (Public Access) Act, active disclosure by governmental authorities and political transparency.


Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV has an established reputation in the healthcare sector acting for both public and private sector clients including the government, healthcare insurance companies and healthcare providers, and academic hospitals. Elisabeth Pietermaat's expertise lies in healthcare regulations and litigation, while Karlijn Teuben's clients include the Ministry of Health. The Dutch Healthcare Authority is a longstanding client which the team has advised on a range of matters including a new funding system for hospitals which resulted in a number of appeals.

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Industry focus: telecoms

Within: Industry focus: telecoms

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV's telecoms focus is based on its strong regulatory, litigation and administrative law expertise. Elisabeth Pietermaat has an established administrative law practice and routinely advises on regulatory regimes. Jannetje Bootsma advises government bodies on telecoms issues and Arnoud Boorsma is also a noted team member.

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