''Flourishing competition boutique'' again at the top of Dutch law firms

The leading international lawyers guide Chambers & Partners has ranked Maverick Advocaten again on the list of best law firms in the Netherlands in the field of competition law. Chambers writes about us:

"Flourishing competition boutique offering wide-ranging expertise in merger control, cartel investigations, dawn raids and abuse of dominance. Focuses on regulated markets such as the energy, telecommunications and life sciences sectors. Particularly active advising on follow-on damage claims. AEGON and Nederlandse Spoorwegen are amongst the new client wins for the department.

Clients are impressed with the lawyers, both individually and collectively. One source appreciates the "strong and open communication lines, clear observations as to what can and can't be delivered, and within realistic timeframes. Their advice was not based on the assessment of a single individual, but clearly a team effort making it a solid blend of applied knowledge."

Sources praise the lawyers' availability and personable approach. One interviewee notes: "They are available 24/7 and have a large and reliable network. In addition to their expertise, they are fun people to work with."

All partners of Maverick Advocaten are recognized as "Leaders in their Field":

Bas Braeken is described by clients as an "expert and good negotiator" who "keeps an eye out for the business perspective for his client." His practice covers merger control and cartel cases, as well as competition litigation.

Diederik Schrijvershof is, according to clients, "very knowledgeable, pragmatic and quick in his response." His scope of expertise includes merger clearance and public procurement matters, particularly within the pharmaceutical sector. He advised Bayer on various competition law and regulatory aspects relating to the procurement process of healthcare products by healthcare insurers.

Martijn Van de Hel specialises in cartel investigations and merger control procedures, especially within the real estate and transport sectors. He assisted Parnassia Groep and Stichting Antes with obtaining merger control clearance from the ACM ahead of the merger between the two mental healthcare providers. Clients praise him for being "very knowledgeable, fast and responsive," and further regard him as a "very good communicator," with a "good client-orientated mentality."

Earlier this year, we already received high rankings in the publication of Global Competition Review.

We regard these rankings again as an important sign of confidence of clients in our services.

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Contact details

Martijn van de Hel

T +31 20 238 20 02
M +31 6 21 210 853

Diederik Schrijvershof

T +31 20 238 20 03
M +31 6 81 364 318

Bas Braeken

T +31 20 238 20 01
M +31 6 11 592 679