About Me

As a senior associate in our Intellectual Property Group in Amsterdam, I specialise in life sciences patent law and life sciences regulatory.

As one of the co-heads of the Dutch Life Sciences and Healthcare Group and a member of our international team, I work daily on complex cross-country cases together with our other offices. I assist a broad range of life sciences clients with their regulatory matters, including litigation. My regulatory experience also includes advising with regard to all things digital health - from telemedicine to AI. I am also experienced in complex patent litigation, with a strong focus on the medical devices industry and pharmaceutical sector.

I was ranked as a rising star in the Legal 500 EMEA 2023 and 2024 for Life Sciences and as WIPR Trailblazer 2023.

I am a board member of both the Dutch association Pharma & Law (Vereniging Farma & Recht) and Female Intellectual Property Experts (FIPE). I am a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


  • Universiteit van Tilburg, LLM, Law and Technology (Cum laude)
  • Københavns Universitet, LLB, Law (Exchange program)
  • University of Amsterdam, LLB, Rechtsgeleerdheid


  • The Netherlands Bar in 2018
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'Hester Borgers has an outstanding capability to connect to the people she works with and understand their needs. At the same time, she always knows what the key points of the situation are and makes sure everyone is on the same page. She is very bright.'

Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

'Hester Borgers has phenomenal communication skills and a great overview of the cases she works.'

Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

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