Mr Cees Jan de Boer > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

European & Competition Law, Healthcare & Life Sciences


Cees Jan specializes in market regulation and competition law in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotech sectors. He is a member of the Van Doorne Healthcare & Life Sciences team. Cees Jan finished law school and medical school simultaneously. He qualified as a Medical Doctor in 2004 (not practicing). Because of this background he is up to speed on technical aspects, such as biochemistry and pharmacodynamics. It also enables him to approach legal problems from a different perspective.


Cees Jan was appointed counsel at Van Doorne on 1 January 2020.


Dutch, English


Chairman of the advisory committee to the Royal Dutch Medical Association, Vice-chairman of the arbitration committee to the Royal Dutch Medical Association, Member Board of Directors Hospice Kajan, Dutch Bar Association, Dutch Medical Law Association, Dutch Competition Law Association


Dutch Law, University of Groningen, 2005, Medicine, University of Groningen, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Van Doorne has considerable expertise in the healthcare sector and is expanding its presence in the life sciences industry, both domestically and internationally. The practice focuses on corporate and M&A matters, and also provides ancillary advice on regulatory, governance, data protection, competition and IT matters. Willemien Bischot counts large healthcare providers among her client base and is a respected boardroom adviser for a number of major hospitals in the Netherlands. Dimitri van Hoewijk is adept at handling corporate matters in the life sciences sector. Counsel Cees Jan de Boer is another name to note.

Netherlands > EU and competition

With ‘an excellent reputation in the healthcare sector’, Van Doorne also acts for clients in the food and beverage, IT, media and retail sectors. The ‘no-nonsense’ team handles the full range of competition work including EU law matters, state aid issues, competition litigation, antitrust work and procurement mandates. The ‘excellent and experiencedSarah Beeston and public procurement expert Gijs Verberne jointly lead the practice, which also includes counsel Cees Jan de Boer and associate Pim Jansen.