SPECIALISES IN in helping companies and private individuals who have to deal with the government. Keywords: permits, regulation, enforcement, subsidies, public access to government information (Freedom of information Act), unfair competition by government bodies (Public Enterprises Market Activities Act), government liability. Focuses specifically on companies in regulated market sectors such as telecommunications and media, energy, gaming, transport and is also involved in financial regulation and regulation of the accountancy profession.
EDUCATION AND CAREER Studied Dutch Law at the University of Nijmegen and began his career as a lawyer at Loeff Claeys Verbeke (later: Allen & Overy) in 1994 working in the field of general administrative law (property, planning & zoning law and environmental law) and telecommunications law. In 2000 he moved to Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn (state advocates office), where he worked for various market regulators (post and telecoms regulator OPTA, energy regulator DTe and the competition regulator NMa, which are now all part of ACM: Authority for Consumers & Markets). After having worked in the corporate sector for a number of years (KPN Telecom) he returned to the legal profession in 2008. He has been a lawyer at Bavelaar Advocaten since 2014.
LANGUAGES: Dutch and English