Niels van Steijn

Niels van Steijn
Education Dutch Law, Leiden University, 1998
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Niels van Steijn focuses on civil law in the broad sense. He has extensive practical experience, ranging from drafting various types of contracts, providing advice and conducting civil proceedings for both individuals and companies. He also acts before the administrative courts, particularly in cases involving health law.

He is registered as an cassation attorney with the Supreme Court of the Netherlands. See here for his extensive track record of cases he has handled at the Supreme Court. In cassation he litigates in the entire field of civil law, such as contract law, tort law, procedural law, tenancy law, employment law, insurance law and personal and family law.

In addition, he has special knowledge in the field of health and pharmaceutical law. He advises and litigates on liability, insurance, contracts, BIG registration (with respect to foreign education/work experience) and unfair competition. He assists both private individuals and companies. See the pages on health and pharmaceutical law for examples of cases he litigated. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating the various types of agreements in this field.

Niels van Steijn has worked as an attorney at Groenendijk & Kloppenburg’s since 2007. Before this, from 1998, he worked as an attorney at a large international law firm in Amsterdam.

Niels has registered the following practice areas at the Dutch Bar Association: General Practice and Supreme Court Litigation. According to the standards of the Dutch Bar Association, he is obligated to obtain ten education points in each registered practice area each calendar year.


Association Pharmacy and Law, Dutch Associaton of Civil Attorneys at the Dutch Supreme Court

Areas of law


  • "Mobil Oil III, een uitvinding of een ontdekking?", E.M. Meijers Instituut, Leiden, 1999 (ISBN 90 70062 21 6) Published thesis on patent law, awarded the Jongbloed award for best legal thesis in 1998 at Leiden University;
  • Internet@advertising of Pharmaceuticals in Europe, C.F. Muller Verlag / Baker & McKenzie European Pharmaceuticals and Health Care Practice Group, 2000 (co-author of the Dutch chapter);
  • "Promoting Medical Products in Europe", C.F. Muller Verlag / Baker & McKenzie European Pharmaceuticals and Health Care Practice Group, 2004 (co-author of the Dutch chapter);
  • "Onderzoeksgeneesmiddelen en compassionate use", JGR Plus, issue.1, 2004. Article on the conditions under which unregistered medicines can be introduced in the market.

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