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Janneke Kohlen

Partner Netherlands


Janneke has excellent knowledge of competition and public procurement law which she translates to address her client’s specific needs.  

Janneke is a Partner in our Competition & EU Law practice and is based in The Hague. 

She specialises in competition law and public procurement law advising a wide variety of clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues. She has substantial experience in merger control, cartel cases and abuse of dominance. Janneke has broad expertise in advising on distribution agreements and frequently provides in-house competition compliance programs and trainings to clients. She also has extensive experience in drafting Codes of Conducts for companies with a focus on competition law. 

In addition, she advises a wide variety of clients on public procurement issues throughout the process from reviewing tender documents and advising clients on which questions should be asked of the procuring entities to representing companies in court, if necessary.  She is also a member of our Tech & Comms Group. 

Her practice is primarily focused on the postal and telecommunications, consumer products and food and beverages sectors.  

Janneke was admitted to the bar in 2005. Before joining us in 2009, she worked for another top tier law firm in the Netherlands. In 2011, she successfully completed the post graduate public procurement course at the Grotius Academy. Janneke is a member of the Dutch Associations for Competition Law and Public Procurement Law. She is the Secretary of the Young Competition Lawyers section of the Dutch Competition Law Association (VvM). Janneke also publishes regularly and is co-editor for the European and Economic chapter of the Dutch journal 'Juridisch Up To Date'.

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