Mr Gijs Verberne > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
JACHTHAVENWEG 121
1081 KM AMSTERDAM
PO BOX 75265, 1070 AG AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
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Work Department

Public procurement; European & Competition Law: Antitrust, Concentrations & Dominance; Real Estate: Public-private partnership; Government & Education

Position

Gijs is a highly experienced and internationally recommended specialist in European and Dutch tender law, WTO law, public private partnerships (PPPs), project development and construction law, property law, privatization of government responsibilities/services, and public transportation law.

Gijs is often involved in large public-private and public-public partnerships, providing assistance in complex tendering procedures. Gijs frequently litigates in tender disputes, too.

Career

Gijs Verberne has been working for Van Doorne since 1997. He was made partner in 2006. Verberne regularly teaches postgraduate courses at the Eggens Institute of the University of Amsterdam, VU Law Academy and the Law Faculty of the University of Utrecht.

Languages

Dutch, English, French

Memberships

Gijs is a member of the Dutch Association for Procurement Law and the Dutch Association of Property Lawyers.

Education

Dutch law, Utrecht university 1996; Grotius Academy, Real Estate (with honours).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > EU and competition

Van Doorne‘s wide-ranging workload covers merger control cases, behavioural investigations, state aid matters and EU law advice, among other areas. The firm has a particularly notable reputation in the healthcare sector; the key contact in this space is counsel Cees Jan de Boer, who assists clients with matters such as merger notifications, strategic alliances and procurement. Elsewhere, the firm attracts competition law work from clients operating in various other industries, including financial services, mobility services, consumer goods and retail. The arrival of Léone Klapwijk from Loyens & Loeff in November 2020 strengthened the firm’s presence in the energy sector. Other key practitioners at the firm include Sarah Beeston and associate Pim Jansen, who have an interest in the interplay between competition law and sustainability initiatives. Public procurement expert Gijs Verberne is also recommended. Recent highlights included Beeston, and associates Nina Korstenbroek and Maurits Terlouw, acting for EasyPark on the competition aspects of its acquisition of ParkNOW from BMW and Daimler.