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Regulated Markets

We are a leading law firm in the Netherlands in regulated markets. The combination of our knowledge of the rules and extensive M&A experience makes us distinctive in this market and enable us to provide you with the best possible service. The lawyers of Pels Rijcken's Corporate/M&A team have extensive experience in assisting with transactions in regulated markets, in particular in the energy, financial institutions, healthcare and telecom sectors. We advise on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring projects, joint ventures, (state) participations and dealing with regulators. And our clients include both private and public parties.

Energy transition

One of our special focus areas within the regulated markets is energy transition, which is currently an important theme. We advise national and international organisations in setting up joint ventures and rolling out new, innovative business models. We also advise the Dutch State and various ministries, provinces and municipalities on Corporate/M&A within the context of energy transition.


Complex issues converge in the healthcare sector. Boasting years of experience in this sector, our attorneys and civil-law notaries regularly assist healthcare providers  (both cure and care), suppliers, financiers (healthcare insurers and medical injury insurers) and trade organisations, as well as the Dutch State. The Healthcare team advises on issues of governance, distress, and crisis as well as assists in mergers and partnerships. Digital transformation in healthcare is a key focus area. We were recently involved in the bankruptcies of the MC Slotervaart and MC IJsselmeer hospitals, Domus Magnus's acquisition of residential care homes and the creation of the Respect Wonen Zorg Welzijn partnership. In addition, we provided advice on governance to Florence.