Mr Joris Rijken > AKD > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Healthcare & Life sciences




Joris Rijken is a lawyer, non-practising doctor and partner at AKD who is specialised in contracting and regulating care and who acts primarily on behalf of care providers. He assists them in health care procurement, substantive inspections and contacts with the Dutch Healthcare Authority [Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit] (NZa), the Health and Youth Care Inspectorate [Inspectie voor Gezondheidszorg en Jeugd] (IGJ), the National Health Care Institute [Zorginstituut Nederland] and other government bodies.

Joris used to work as the permanent lawyer for Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport [Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport] (VWS), the NZa and care insurers. As a result he knows all the ins and outs of these organisations.

Joris is an analytical and accessible lawyer. In stressful complex situations he is able to create calm and purpose. He litigates when necessary and his style is incisive but fair.

Joris lectures regularly, for example for the Grotius specialist course in healthcare law. He is a member of the Health Council of the Netherlands [Gezondheidsraad], which is an independent scientific body that advises the government and parliament.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Joris Rijken  – AKD

AKD’s healthcare and life sciences group offers clients broad expertise in corporate and litigious matters. The firm is experienced in representing clients in proceedings, including those brought by government authorities, and also in advising clients on regulatory issues, compliance and competition matters. Klaas Meersma  is recommended for mergers and demergers and strategic alliances, and often acts for health care institutions. Joris Rijken handles health care procurement, contracting and regulatory matters, while associate Barbara Mutsaers deals with commercial issues.