Jannetje Bootsma, advocaat Pels Rijcken
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Jannetje Bootsma

Attorney-at-law • partner

Jannetje Bootsma joined Pels Rijcken in 2002 and became partner in 2017. Currently in the Administrative Law department, she specialises in the broad field of administrative law. Her focus is on advising and (practical) deliberation with and acting for governments. She specialises in public order and undermining (e.g. the legal powers of mayors) and education law. Public housing, regulation (in the area of health care and telecommunications) and Article 1 of the First Protocol of the European Convention on Human Rights are also key elements in her practice. Together with Sandra van Heukelom, she manages the general administrative law expertise team at Pels Rijcken. Jannetje and Alain de Jonge head the Local Authorities sector team.

Jannetje is vice-chairman of the board of the Dutch Education Law Association (NVOR). Every year, she, Arno Geleijnse, and Jean-Paul Heinrich write the fall chronicle General Administrative Law for the NJB and she is the regular author of Text & Commentary on Privacy and Telecommunication Law and Competition Act. Jannetje is a member of the VAR Committee on Europeanisation of general administrative law and of the board of the Women's Network, which is a network of women lawyers specialising in administrative law.

Recommendations

  • A client states: "She is very fast in her advice, accessible and thinks along with you. She looks at things from all perspectives.", Chambers Europe 2019
  • "A force to be reckoned with." and "Sources who highlight her "experience and knowledge" praise her extensive experience in the courtroom.", Chambers Europe 2018
  • "She has never lost a court case for us. I am always impressed by the way she prepares the necessary legal documents. She's really fast in understanding complex technical matters.", Chambers Europe 2017
  • “She is ‘very well informed about the latest developments, and she is able quickly and very competently to get to the heart of the matter,’ say clients.”, Chambers Europe 2016
  • “Bootsma is praised for her ‘sharp legal eye’ and for being ‘on top of her game’.”, Legal 500 2016