Nina Bontje joined Pels Rijcken’s Administrative Law department in 2014, where she focuses on issues concerning the provision, processing and disclosure of (government) information. Nina has extensive experience in litigation regarding the application of the Dutch Government Information (Public Access) Act and related regulations. Nina also specialises in privacy and data protection law. She focuses on the entire scope of this field: from litigating on requests for access, to advising on the permissibility of data exchanges and assessing the compliance of innovative projects with the General Data Protection Regulation and specific data protection legislation.
Nina studied at Utrecht University where she completed two bachelor's degrees and the Legal Research Master's degree cum laude. She wrote a preliminary advice on privacy in administrative law, co-authors the annual Chronicle on Transparency and Integrity in Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Bestuursrecht (Dutch Administrative Law Journal) and annotates judgments on a regular basis. Nina is a board member of the Dutch Administrative Law Association. She has been a member of the Appeals Board of the Royal Dutch Race Cycling Union (KNWU) since 2018.