Health Law

Few sectors in our society enjoy the microscopic attention devoted to healthcare. The quality of healthcare in the Netherlands is high, for which a high price must be paid, and making cost management essential. At the same time, the quality of care must be safeguarded. Healthcare professionals, administrators and policy-makers must constantly work under the pressure this brings. Our healthcare team is there to help them where necessary.

The healthcare team advises and litigates

Pels Rijcken’s healthcare specialist team both advises and litigates. We also work closely with specialists in various healthcare fields, offering the perfect mix of expertise and experience. We are broadly specialised in healthcare, including legislation and regulations governing medicines, the quality of care, market organisation and tariff regulation, healthcare procurement and health Insurance Law.

We are completely familiar with the healthcare environment: governance, healthcare-related property, medical data and privacy, and e-health, for example. Our clients are supported by a dedicated team. What matters to you is what matters to us. With our expertise we can identify the real issues. Healthcare is already complicated enough.


  • "They are extremely good in handling complex, sensitive cases." - Chambers Europe 2023
  • "The Pels Rijcken team consists of excellent, skilled lawyers." - Chambers Europe 2023
  • "The team has an excellent understanding of the attitude that is needed when you’re a lawyer or barrister acting on behalf of the Government." - The Legal 500, 2022
  • "Pels Rijcken is highly specialised in issues regarding the government, including in issues on healthcare and life sciences." - The Legal 500, 2022
  • The team is capable of acquiring the necessary knowledge within a short period of time by combining the existing knowledge of different members in the team.”, “The practice has a broad and deep understanding and experience with the central government and our way of thinking.”, “They are sharp debaters and quick minds, they understand our needs and cut to the chase.”, “The team is very professional and committed.”, “It surprises me every time how quickly they comprehend the cases we present and place the legal problem in the right context.”, “The legal knowledge is outstanding and so is the service provided.” - The Legal 500, 2021