Firm Profile > Banning NV > 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Banning NV

EU and competition Tier 3

Banning NV ‘combines unique litigation and competition skills’ and is a ‘remarkable player in the south of The Netherlands’ for cartel litigation. The practice also acts for clients in the automotive, construction and postal sectors; key examples include dealer councils for Peugeot and Citroen, Vespa Piaggio and DHL. The group is led by ‘excellent sparring partnerMinos van Joolingen and includes associate Marcel Groothuismink. Martijn Jongmans is now at AKD.

Practice head(s):

Minos van Joolingen

Other key lawyers:

Marcel Groothuismink


‘Banning is located in the south of the country and from that perspective alone is already a remarkable player in the competition law field. We have found the team to be very knowledgeable and experienced in the competition law area.’

‘Underrated team in competition litigation; unlike most firms, combine unique litigation and competition skills, are very sharp and direct to the point.’

‘Minos Van Joolingen is the only Dutch competition litigator able to explain in clear terms and layman’s language complex legal issues; very pragmatic and hands on.’

‘The service of Banning is very fast. The contact is friendly and not too formal, which makes the threshold to get in touch very low.’

‘One of the qualities which I appreciate most of the lawyers from Banning is that they are capable of translating complex legal matters into clear pieces of useful information. The advice is always written in a way comprehensible to the business partners, without leaving out essential legal details.’

‘Minos van Joolingen is our sparring partner and maybe that describes it best. Being a sparring partner rather than an external advisor from a theoretical perspective.’

‘Banning is always is up to date and keeps us informed about the main developments which are relevant for our organisation. They are very easy to contact and a dedicated specialist for our sector.’

‘Minos van Joolingen: open and easy to connect, a very good and pleasant sparring partner, knows the context on a national and international level and is a dedicated specialist for our sector.’

Key clients

Ricoh group

Udea / Ekoplaza

Perfetti van Melle

Dealer council Audi Volkswagen Seat Skoda


BOVAG trade association automotive industry

Hunkemöller International

Zero Motorcycles

BMN (Bouwmaterialen Nederland)

Vogel’s Holding


Van Wijnen group

Vespa Piaggio

Dealer council Citröen

Dealer council Peugeot

Dealer council Faldon (Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep)




Brand Loyalty

Department Name Email Telephone
Company Matthijs Steenpoorte
Compensation and benefits, employment taxation Jan-Willem de Tombe
Employment Marcus de Bont
Employment Jan-Willem de Tombe
EU and competition Minos van Joolingen
EU and competition Martijn Jongmans
Insolvency, restructuring and finance Matthijs Steenpoorte
Insolvency, restructuring and finance Jan Stadig
Intellectual property and IT Ranee van der Straaten
Intellectual property and IT Lidia Ritzema
Mergers and acquisitions Jan-Berend Möller
Mergers and acquisitions Gaby Heere
Privacy Wieger Weijland
Public procurement Martijn Jongmans
Real estate Marga van Gerwen
Supreme Court litigation Marc Janssen
Number of lawyers : 50
International Bar Association
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle
Dutch Competition Association
Dutch Energy Association
International Trademark Association
European Communities Trade Mark Association
Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats
Association of European Trade Mark Owners
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle
Inter-Pacific Bar Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
International Fiscal Association
Other offices : Amsterdam