Mariska Van de Sanden

Mariska van de Sanden

Associate Netherlands


Mariska is building a strong reputation for her practice that specialises in EU & Competition law, with a particular focus on its interface with regulated sectors. 

Mariska is an associate in our Competition & EU Law and Commercial Practices and is based in The Hague. 

A Dutch and EU competition law specialist, she particularly focuses on regulated sectors, notably the energy market. Her areas of expertise include cartel and abuse of dominance cases and merger notifications. State aid is another core part of her practice, as well as Wet Markt & Overheid (Dutch Act for public enterprises and their market activities) and public procurement cases.  

She advises clients on the compatibility of their business practices and compliance with competition rules, including a wide range of EU regulations, such as regarding geoblocking. By combining her EU & Competition and Commercial practice, Mariska is able to provide advice on the full gambit of both regulatory and commercial issues that her clients might face. 

Additionally, she is a member of our Tech & Comms and Energy & Utilities Groups.

Mariska was admitted to the bar in 2013 having graduated cum laude in European Public Law from Tilburg University. In 2017, she successfully completed a post graduate masters in EU Competition law at King’s College London (LL.M., with merit).  She is a member of the Dutch Competition Law Association (VvM), the Dutch Association for European Law, the Dutch Association for Procurement Law (NVvA) and the Dutch Energy Law Association (NeVER). Furthermore, she regularly publishes articles on EU & Competition law topics. 

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