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Thijs Franssen

Attorney-at-law • Partner

Thijs Franssen has been with Pels Rijcken since 2016. He specialises in private law in relation to the public sector, with a particular focus on liability and compensation law. Thijs mainly represents the Dutch government and local authorities, including provinces and municipalities.

Thijs graduated cum laude from Tilburg University with a master’s degree in Dutch Constitutional and Administrative Law. Prior to joining Pels Rijcken, he practised law at AKD. In addition to his work as a lawyer, Thijs frequently publishes articles, mainly in the Dutch Journal for Administrative Law. He also lectures regularly. Thijs is a member of the Dutch VAR Administrative Law Association and the Construction Law Association.


Good knowledge of public law, European law and they have a lot of experience in court procedures – civil and administrative. They deliver on time and with good quality.  Team players and knowledge of government policies and procedures. […] Thijs Franssen are the standout lawyers.”, Legal 500, 2020