Firm Profile > Maverick Advocaten N.V. > Amsterdam, Netherlands

Maverick Advocaten N.V.

Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Diederik Schrijvershof, Martijn van de Hel and Bas Braeken are the key partners in the team at Maverick Advocaten N.V. which is highlighted for its 'very strong knowledge and creative approach'. Schrijvershof, who is noted for his competition expertise, 'is a quick thinker and has great connections with the regulators' and advises Zorg van de Zaak on acquisitions. The team advises on all aspects of healthcare including collaborations and administrative proceedings on behalf of healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies including ADG Dienstengroep, one of the largest home care organisations in the Netherlands.

Industry focus: telecoms Tier 2

Maverick Advocaten N.V. specialises in telecoms regulations and competition law and attracts clients such as T-Mobile, VEVAM and NORMA. Practice head Bas Braeken acts for Fox Networks Group on a range of issues at both the national and EU level, including regulatory proceedings and in an appeal initiated by KPN and CAIW concerning the ACM's decision not to further investigate its distribution policy. Senior partners Martijn van de Hel and Diederik Schrijvershof are also key team members.

EU and competition Tier 3

Maverick Advocaten N.V. 's team has ‘a pro-active approach’ to matters and provides 'a high service level, quick response times and adequate advice and action'. Martijn van de Hel stands out for his 'in-depth expertise and excellent communication skills'. Bas Braeken is representing FOX Networks in an appeal of the ACM’s decision to end investigation into alleged price discrimination by FOX.  Well-regarded Diederik Schrijvershof co-leads with van de Hel and Braeken. Two senior associates departed in mid-2018, Mattijs Bosch and Joris Ruigewaard, both left private practice.

The firm: Maverick Advocaten is the leading independent competition boutique law firm in the Netherlands. Clients reach out to the firm with all their questions regarding the powers of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), the European Commission and the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa). Maverick Advocaten was founded by Bas Braeken, Diederik Schrijvershof and Martijn van de Hel, all-round specialists in competition law with experience gained at top law firms in the Netherlands. With more than ten full-time fee-earners advising on competition law Maverick Advocaten has one of the largest competition practices in the Netherlands. Together it possesses all the necessary knowledge and skills to provide clients with an optimal service in cases involving competition law and all aspects of sector-specific regulation.

Areas of practice: Maverick Advocaten is active in the full breadth of Dutch and European competition law. Maverick Advocaten is also known for its experience in the field of regulated markets (postal, telecoms, healthcare) as well as procurement law. It assists a large number of clients, varying from family-owned companies, small and medium-sized companies to international stock-listed companies. Maverick Advocaten is especially known for its expertise and track record in relation to (i) large cartel investigations/alleged anti-competitive conduct (also including assistance with dawn raids and internal investigations), (ii) complex collaborations/transactions including (complex) merger control proceedings (covering inter alia remedies and phase II decisions) and (iii) high-value competition and regulatory litigation, including follow-on cartel damage proceedings.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dutch and European competition law (including advising on all aspects of horizontal and vertical agreements, merger control, cartel investigations and abuse of dominance cases)
Regulated markets (such as telecoms, healthcare, energy, post and transport)
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)
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Leyla Bozkurt  photo Ms Leyla Bozkurt
Mr Wouter Jans  photo Mr Wouter Jans
Mr Ramesh Kaushik  photo Mr Ramesh Kaushik
Ms Annabel Kingma  photo Ms Annabel Kingma
Ms Moira Lanters  photo Ms Moira Lanters
Ms Jeanne Plettenburg  photo Ms Jeanne Plettenburg
Ms Reshmi Rampersad  photo Ms Reshmi Rampersad
Mr Joris Ruigewaard  photo Mr Joris Ruigewaard
Mr Diederik Schrijvershof  photo Mr Diederik Schrijvershof
Mr Martijn van de Hel  photo Mr Martijn van de Hel
Number of lawyers : 10