Mr Diederik Schrijvershof > Maverick Advocaten N.V. > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Maverick Advocaten N.V.


Diederik has experience in all areas of European and Dutch competition law. Diederik has extensive experience with complex merger control issues, including second phase proceedings at both the European Commission and the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets. He also assisted companies during dawn raids. Diederik submitted leniency applications to these authorities besides working on cartel investigations and proceedings. He advised companies on co-operation and distribution agreements and allegations of abuse of a dominant position. Diederik is familiar with the ins and outs of competition law in various sectors. Seconded to Shell as antitrust counsel he gained experience with competition law in the oil and gas industry. He also has in depth knowledge of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector. In 2010 and 2011 he was employed as a regulator by the Dutch Healthcare Authority. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to journals on competition law. Diederik is one of the founding partners of Maverick Advocaten N.V.


Dutch, English and German

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Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

(Next Generation Partners)

Diederik SchrijvershofMaverick Advocaten N.V.

Maverick Advocaten N.V. is known for its competition law and litigation work concerning regulatory issues in the healthcare sector. A ‘To-the-point adviser who understands the complexity of decision-making processes within healthcare organisations’, Martijn Van De Hel advises healthcare organisations on the competition law aspects of setting up a cooperation and represents healthcare organisations in the approval proceedings at the NZA and ACM in case of a merger, takeover or the creation of a joint venture. With ‘overwhelming knowledge of the healthcare business’, Diederik Schrijvershof is sought out by both healthcare and pharmaceutical sector companies for advice on competition law and regulation.

Netherlands > EU and competition

Maverick Advocaten N.V. is a Dutch boutique firm specialising in competition, procurement and regulated markets. In relation to competition law, the firm covers cartel investigations and anti-competitive allegations, transactions with a focus on regulated markets involving merger control proceedings and phase II notifications, and competition litigation. The practice is headed by Diederik Schrijvershof, who has experience applying competition expertise to a range of sectors including agriculture, healthcare and life sciences, and public transport, and Martijn van de Hel, ‘a fantastic lawyer’, who specialises in dealing with ACM and EC investigations. Cyriel Ruers recently joined the firm from Allen & Overy LLP and focuses on competition law, market regulation and consumer protection.