Mr Martijn van de Hel > Maverick Advocaten N.V. > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Maverick Advocaten N.V.


Martijn van de Hel has comprehensive experience of European and Dutch competition law. He has advised businesses in many sectors on different forms of collaboration such as joint ventures, distribution and franchise agreements and purchasing combinations. He also has considerable experience in leniency applications and with dawn raids and cartel investigations by the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) and the European Commission. He is an experienced advisor on cartel-related damage claims (follow-on claims). Martijn has advised many businesses and public bodies on state aid and unfair competition from the government. He has supported many companies in notifying the ACM and the European Commission of mergers or takeovers. He lectures frequently at seminars and training institutes and has penned numerous articles. Martijn was a partner at Boekel De Nerée before becoming a co-founder of Maverick Advocaten N.V.


Dutch and English

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: healthcare and life sciences

(Next Generation Partners)

Martijn van de HelMaverick Advocaten N.V.

Competition law boutique Maverick Advocaten N.V. is well-known for handling merger and administrative proceedings before the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets as well as the Dutch Healthcare Authority. Praised for his ‘outstanding‘ knowledge, practice co-head Diederik Schrijvershof acts for pharma companies and healthcare providers in court proceedings against prohibition decisions, in addition to competition disputes involving tariffs, while co-head Martijn van de Hel regularly acts in approval proceedings concerning joint ventures and takeovers.

Netherlands > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Martijn van de HelMaverick Advocaten N.V.

Maverick Advocaten N.V.‘s EU and competition team is regarded as ‘extremely hands-on’ and ‘thinks in possibilities rather than constraints’. The ‘excellent team members’ are led by Martijn van de Hel who is ‘not afraid to take a stand’, regulatory litigation specialist Diederik Schrijvershof who has experience assisting clients in sectors including agriculture, healthcare and life sciences, and the ‘commercially savvy’ Cyriel Ruers who joined from A&O Shearman in January 2023. Competition law, market regulation and consumer protection matters are all aspects of the workload of the team. It is adept at representing clients at the ACM in various cases; its caseload includes handling dawn raids, mergers and acquisitions and consumer law strategy development.