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Diederik Wolters Rückert

Attorney-at-law • Senior Associate

Diederik Wolters Rückert has been working as an attorney-at-law at Pels Rijcken since 2011. He specialises in procurement law and litigates frequently. He assists the Dutch State and other contracting authorities in complex preliminary relief proceedings and proceedings on the merits involving procurement law. Diederik knows how to quickly master the subject matter of the tendered contract, no matter how diverse, complex or technical.

Diederik studied at Utrecht University (Utrecht Law College honours programme). He regularly gives presentations on new developments in procurement law and lectures on award criteria in the procurement law programme for lawyers at VU Law Academy.


  • "Diederik Wolters Rückert and Pieter Stuijt are good interlocutors at all levels. Can clearly communicate complex legal themes to non-lawyers and are well attuned to each other, almost always coming to the right choice when it comes to the most optimal route in court cases. Very pleasant to work with." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "Diederik Wolters Rückert is a very pleasant person to work with. He knows exactly what needs to be done and he doesn’t stop until he gets the best results for his clients. He is a pragmatic lawyer who analyses and considers every possibility until he finds the right one." - The Legal 500, 2023
  • "Mr. Wolters Rückert [...]: These gentlemen act with integrity, care for the cause and speak up for what is right. Both create an atmosphere open for dialogue and suggestions. This makes the clients feel understood, involved and feel that they talk in a trusted environment", Legal 500 2020