I am a Principal Regulatory Counsel in the Regulatory & Public Affairs practice of Bird & Bird in the Netherlands and Brussels with a focus on tech and comms and digital markets regulation, drawing on in-depth business knowledge and extensive experience in TMT and public administration.

I have a broad network in Brussels, the Dutch Parliament, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets ('ACM') and the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate. My practice involves developing and presenting strategic, regulatory and policy views in legislative procedures and lobbying at a national and EU level on digital services, data regulation, telecoms regulation in fixed and mobile markets, infrastructure, end user protection, cybersecurity, rights of way, market analysis and the transposition of European legislation into national law.

I joined Bird & Bird in 2007 having begun my career as a business lawyer in 1993 working for major Dutch telecoms companies. Today, I am chairman of the Dutch Rights of Way Association and the Platform of telecoms operators in consumer markets.

  • Representation of client's regulatory interests with the Ministry of Economic Affairs, ACM, parliament and on EU level.
Education
  • University of Utrecht, Master, Law
Admissions
  • The Netherlands Bar in 1993