I am a Senior Associate in our Commercial and Regulatory & Administrative Groups in The Hague. I am involved in regulatory and contractual matters, often concerning cases that require not only legal but also economic expertise.

In my regulatory practice, I represent telecom, IT and postal operators in regulatory and civil disputes, for example those resulting from NRA (market analysis) decisions, enforcement actions and national and international laws and regulations. I also advise on other regulatory matters such as regulatory compliance, access to networks, net neutrality and the European Communications Code.

The agreements I draft and negotiate concern both the regulated sector, like access or (frequency) licensing agreements, and purely commercial dealings. I specialise in agreements with a technology component and am experienced in assisting clients with complex outsourcings, large IT procurement projects and R&D initiatives.

Additionally, I am regularly involved in interdisciplinary projects (economic and law) such as contributing to economic papers, conducting (EC commissioned) studies and liaising with economic advisors.

My prior work experience, not only at a top-tier Amsterdam based law firm but also as a senior consultant in the private and public sectors, and MBA degree ensure that I have a full understanding of what drives regulators as well as my clients' day to day business operations.

  • Representing several clients in the appeal against the Dutch NRA Wholesale Fixed Access SMP-decision that will determine the conditions for regulated fixed access before the highest Administrative Court in the Netherlands (ongoing).
  • Drafting and negotiating regulated access agreements both representing an incumbent and entrants and licensing agreements on behalf of an NRA (ongoing).
  • Advising an incumbent on the terms of granting access to its network and representing that operator in court (national and European Union).
  • Negotiating and closing a multinational outsourcing deal worth tens of millions of euros.
  • Project commissioned by the European Commission on Net Neutrality in the 28 European Member States.
Education
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam, College of Business, MSc, Economics
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam, School of Law, MSc, Law
  • Florida State University, Exchange programme
  • City University of Hong Kong, Exchange programme
Admissions
  • The Netherlands Bar in 2007