Mr Dimitri van Hoewijk > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

Healthcare & Life Sciences, M&A transactions, private equity, joint ventures and venture capital.


Dimitri is part of the Corporate team and member of our Healthcare & Life Sciences team. He is an expert in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions, joint-ventures, participations and regulatory matters in the healthcare and life sciences sector.

Dimitri advises businesses, the corporate sector, (private equity) investors and healthcare providers, (international) manufacturers and distributors of medicinal products and medical devices. He focuses particularly on the healthcare and life sciences industry and has specific expertise in regulatory matters relating to (reimbursement and market access of) medicinal products, medical devices and digital health.

His combination of legal disciplines and understanding of the business needs of pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies maximizes value for his clients, from start-up or private equity owned companies, to large pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Dimitri is also part of the Technology Transactions team.This integrated and multidisciplinary team of experts gives advice to clients with regard to transactions which include distinctive technology components.


English, Dutch


Dimitri studied Dutch law (law and business administration) in Groningen (1998).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

Willemien Bischot and Dimitri van Hoewijk jointly lead the team at Van Doorne, which is noted for its vast expertise in healthcare governance, particularly from a regulatory perspective. The group also handles numerous digital health mandates involving patient data. Healthcare specialist Bischot primarily advises academic hospitals, and elderly and special needs providers with corporate governance and funding issues, while van Hoewijk focuses on market access, often assisting pharma companies and investors with reimbursement matters. Louis Jonker is an expert in technology who has vast regulatory knowledge, particularly in relation to digital innovations and disruptive tech. Tax specialist Daniëlle Westerhoff advises on M&A and collaborations, while Siego Boslooper is well-versed in handling restructuring and corporate governance-related mandates.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The commercial, corporate and M&A practice at Van Doorneprovides a quality service‘, and is regularly instructed in strategic alliances, acquisitions, joint ventures and technology transactions. Distressed M&A is a core pillar of expertise for the team. Friso Foppes heads up the practice; other key practitioners include the ‘knowledgeableHugo Reumkens and the ‘personable and professional‘ Dimitri van Hoewijk. In August 2023 Jeroen Sombezki left the firm.

Netherlands > Private equity

Friso Foppes, who harnesses particular expertise in M&A, private equity transactions, financings and joint ventures, leads the ‘focused and transparent’ private equity group at Van Doorne. It advises its clients namely on acquisitions and proposed acquisitions, including the regulatory and due diligence aspects therein. Dimitri van Hoewijk focuses on the transactional elements. Foppes has taken over from former team lead Jeroen Sombezki who departed to Squire Patton Boggs in August 2023.