Pepijn van Ginneken > Brinkhof > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Grote Bickersstraat 74-78
1013 KS Amsterdam

Work Department

Competition / European Law




Pepijn van Ginneken (partner) is a specialist in competition, EU law and regulated industries. He has considerable experience of representing national and international clients before the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM), the European Commission and the Dutch and European courts, including litigating and pleading a substantial number of cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Pepijn has particular specialist expertise in regulated sectors such as telecoms, media, technology, healthcare and energy.

Pepijn lectured competition law at Leiden University and Grotius Academy Nijmegen. Publications include articles in Oxford Journal of European Competition Law and Practice.


Competition Law Association; European Law Association; International League of Competition Law.


Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (1993); JD Leiden (1995); Allen & Overy (1998-2004); Agent of Dutch government at Court of Justice (2005-2007).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Pepijn Van Ginneken – Brinkhof

The ‘extremely professional and knowledgeable’ EU and competition cohort at Brinkhof has strong capabilities advising on the array of matters, namely including complex merger control matters, and high-stakes litigious work relating to cartel damages. The team further assists in intended mergers and in advising on European regulations, and is also equipped to defend clients from an array of industry sectors before the ACM. Pepijn van Ginneken and Quinten Kroes oversee the practice, in which Hanneke Kooijman is a notable senior associate.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: class actions

Brinkhof mainly acts for international clients within the media and technology sectors, including large multinationals as defendants in numerous class actions. Practice head Jan Pot is noted for his ability to defend undertakings in follow-up damages class actions. Pepijn van Ginneken works alongside Pot and is knowledgeable on collective civil damages claims and cartel damage claims.

Netherlands > Industry focus: telecoms

Brinkhof is a prominent force in the Dutch telecoms sector, adept in areas spanning regulatory issues, spectrum auctions, fibre roll-out, and patent litigation, serving a diverse clientele including network operators, infrastructure providers, and service providers. The team is co-led by Pepijn van Ginneken, a renowned competition law expert with a focus on telecoms regulatory matters, and Quinten Kroes, who handles both contentious and non-contentious issues in telecoms, media, and data protection. Remy Chavannes is notable for his telecoms litigation expertise. Dorien Verhulst excels in civil claims, enforcement proceedings, and administrative disputes, including spectrum allocation and pricing, while Hanneke Kooijman contributes expertise in regulatory matters.