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Maverick Advocaten N.V.
BARBARA STROZZLIAAN 360
1083 HN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Netherlands > EU and competition Tier 3

Independent boutique firm Maverick Advocaten N.V. has a notable focus on competition law, procurement, consumer law and regulated markets. Clients turn to the team for advice on a wide variety of matters, such as investigations into cartels and other anticompetitive conduct, merger investigations and competition/regulatory litigation. One of the names to note at the firm is Martijn van de Hel, who led the advice to two large hospitals in the Rotterdam region (Erasmus MC and IJsselland Hospital) on their merger procedure at the ACM. Leyla Bozkurt, who has expertise in Dutch and European procurement law, has also acted for a number of healthcare clients since her arrival at the firm from AKD  in March 2020. Diederik Schrijvershof is another highly regarded practitioner.

Testimonials

‘Maverick is in a very specific niche (competition), and within that niche with a clear strategy to represent the market against regulators. The team is well attuned to each other, and as to the (legal) merits ‘clearly on the ball’.’

‘Martijn van de Hel: a sharp, strategic lawyer with humor, who feels ‘at home’ against the regulator. He is very well aware and knows the relevant context, environment and factors in a file. And more importantly: the regulator knows he knows.’

‘The Maverick team is not only amongst the top firms in their field in The Netherlands, but it also provides consistently better value for money. They deliver when promised and give us advice that is actionable. I wish we could find similar teams in other jurisdictions.’

‘Martijn van de Hel is one of the most entrepreneurial and committed advisers I have come across. He thinks like his clients, he advises them like a friend and, when necessary, fights for them like family. His legal expertise is amongst the best. He is incredibly proactive, diligent and fair. Not afraid to stick his neck out. Most Valuable Player in his field, as far as I can tell.’

‘Diederik Schrijvershof is proactive, approachable and very responsive.’

‘We have a very good overview of the market in EU and competition law in the Netherlands. Maverick stands out for its thorough and well-thought-out advice that is practical.’

‘Small team with excellent expertise: can match the quality of the big firms, with the guaranteed engagement of the partner(s) on the file as you find with niche firms. Their marketing campaigns are always innovative and daring with a funny link to latest developments in competition law.’

‘Martijn van de Hel is a seasoned and excellent lawyer combining technical expertise with a hands-on approach and a down-to-earth mentality. Able to level with the client and other counsel in an amicable and constructive manner, yet firm when required.’

Key clients

Achmea

Altrecht

Mediq

RadboudUMC

Parnassia Groep

Arkin

H&S Group

Growers United (Cooperatie DOOR)

Mentha Capital

Gimv

Royal Zon (Cooperatie ZON)

Detailresult

Dental Clinics

De Nederlandse GGZ

Federatie Mobiliteitsbedrijven Nederland (FMN)

Midac

Waterland

GGnet

GroentenFruit Huis/DPA

Tony’s Chocolonely

Funda

Van Loon Group

Equipe zorgbedrijven

Erasmus MC

IJsselland Hospital

 

Work highlights

  • Assisting Erasmus MC with obtaining second phase merger clearance from the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM) in relation to the proposed merger of Erasmus MC/IJsselland.
  • Assisted Mediq, Eurocept Homecare and Excellent Clinics with the process of obtaining ACM’s approval of their concentration.
  • Assisted Stichting Omring and Stichting Vrijwaard with obtaining second phase merger clearance from ACM.

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Maverick Advocaten N.V. fields ‘a great team with good knowledge of the market’, and is well known for its competition, regulatory and litigation expertise. The practice is on familiar terms with the market authorities and helps a large number of healthcare providers with merger control processes. It also assists clients with litigation against the Dutch Healthcare Authority, often relating to tariff and enforcement decisions. Diederik Schrijvershof  and Martijn van de Hel are key practitioners.

Testimonials

‘The team is well informed, they have good file knowledge and are experts on procurement law’.

‘They work professionally, punctually and give dedicated advice’.

‘Good substantive advice, with strong communication skills’.

‘They have a result-oriented and pragmatic approach’.

‘Martijn van de Hel is a true strategic partner’.

‘Martijn van de Hel is approachable, gives hands-on advice and has a lot of adequate knowledge’.

‘Maverick thinks along about what is possible and not what is impossible and for that they really distinguish themselves from other law firms’.

‘Maverick combines legal expertise, a thorough understanding of business and markets, and valuable relationships with the relevant authorities to provide high-quality legal advice’.

Key clients

Altrecht

Mediq

RadboudUMC

Parnassia Groep

Arkin

Bayer

Dental Clinics

De Nederlandse GGZ.

GGnet

Brocacef

Equipe zorgbedrijven

Erasmus MC

IJsselland Hospital

Gilde Healthcare Partners B.V.

Eyescan

Infomedics

Work highlights

  • Assisting Erasmus MC to obtain second phase merger clearance from the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM) in the proposed merger Erasmus MC/IJsselland.
  • Assisting Mediq, a leading international supplier of medical products and healthcare solutions and part of Advent, to obtain second phase merger clearance from the ACM for the acquisition of Eurocept.
  • Obtaining with summary proceedings against the NZa a victory for seven large mental healthcare providers to obtain cost covering funding for acute mental healthcare and winning the subsequent appeal proceedings at the NZa initiated by the healthcare insurance companies.

Maverick Advocaten is the independent and leading competition law firm in the Netherlands, founded in 2013 and led by Diederik Schrijvershof and Martijn van de Hel. The team has vast experience at the top of the Dutch legal profession. By restricting its practice to competition law, Maverick Advocaten is able to provide the commitment and solid expertise required by its clients. The lawyers provide advice on Dutch and EU competition law, including cartels, abuse of dominance, (second phase) merger control, public procurement and cartel damage claims. They also frequently advise clients on economic regulation, consumer law and EU law (including state aid and unfair competition). The team regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Dutch and EU courts, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets, the European Commission and the Dutch Healthcare Authority. Maverick Advocaten represents clients in a wide variety of sectors, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, agri and food, FMCG, energy, transport, retail, fintech, media and communications.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Dutch and European competition law (including advising on all aspects of horizontal and vertical agreements, merger control, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance cases) Martijn van de Helmartijn.vandehel@maverick-law.com+31 20 238 2002
Regulated markets (such as telecoms, healthcare, energy, post and transport) Diederik Schrijvershofdiederik.schrijvershof@maverick-law.com+31 20 238 2003
Antitrust and regulatory litigation (proceeding on behalf of a wide range of clients on general competition law issues as well as on sector-specific regulation) Diederik Schrijvershofdiederik.schrijvershof@maverick-law.com+31 20 238 2003
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Mr Adriaan Craita  photo Mr Adriaan Craita Adriaan Craita specialises in Dutch and EU competition law. In addition, he…
Mr Wouter Jans  photo Mr Wouter Jans Wouter joined Maverick in September 2018. During his double bachelor and master…
Mr Ramesh Kaushik  photo Mr Ramesh Kaushik Ramesh obtained a bachelor’s degree in law in 2015. During his studies…
Ms Annabel Kingma  photo Ms Annabel Kingma
Ms Jeanne Plettenburg  photo Ms Jeanne Plettenburg Jeanne Plettenburg advises on (European) competition law and on regulated markets. Jeanne…
Ms Reshmi Rampersad  photo Ms Reshmi Rampersad Réshmi has been working as associate at Maverick Advocaten since August 2019.…
Mr Diederik Schrijvershof  photo Mr Diederik Schrijvershof Diederik has experience in all areas of European and Dutch competition law.…
Mr Martijn van de Hel  photo Mr Martijn van de Hel Martijn van de Hel has comprehensive experience of European and Dutch competition…
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