Chambers Europe 2017 – Health Care

Chambers Europe 2017 – Health Care – Band 3

What the team is known for Represents clients in medical liability claims and disciplinary cases, as well as advising health institutions on mergers, joint ventures and investments in the healthcare sector. Recently the firm has also represented clients including healthcare institutions and research institutions on matters including governance codes, structure and compliance.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

One client is impressed by the team’s approach during meetings, which was “very good in that they were practical. They set out the Dutch law in the specific topics and provided us with good advice on different problems.”

Another source says the firm “really feels like a team. They are also flexible in interpreting whether we need advice on the details or more practical advice.”

Work highlights Advised Spaarne Gasthuis on its reorganisation and other issues following the merger of two hospitals, Spaarne Ziekenhuis and Kennemer Gasthuis.

Notable practitioners 

Fenna van Dijk’s clients include hospitals, institutions and investors in the healthcare sector. She frequently advises on governance and compliance issues in healthcare and also handles transactions and mergers. One client reports: “Her work is very dedicated to healthcare and how the healthcare system in the Netherlands works. She is very good at guiding her client through the formalities of healthcare transactions.” The same source adds that “her personality is very suited to the sector” while others confirm that “she is a good listener and listens to all the parties which is very important in these projects.”

Significant clients VUmc, BovenIJ, VZVZ, Ambulance Amsterdam, Prinses Máxima Centre for Child Oncology.