Reimer Veldhuis frequently acts as State Advocate for the State of the Netherlands in highly interesting lawsuits and advises on legal issues that are politically sensitive or sensitive from a policy perspective. Reimer was appointed State Advocate in September 2018 upon the recommendation of the Dutch Minister of Justice and Security. In addition to being State Advocate, he also represents public law regulatory authorities, provinces and municipalities. Reimer has broad knowledge of civil law, administrative law and criminal law. Representing public authorities in various fields has given him an understanding of and sensitivity to political-governmental relations. Reimer has special expertise in the area of government liability, administrative supervision and enforcement, as well as the civil aspects of the criminal justice system. Reimer heads Pels Rijcken’s Dutch Central Government team, in which a large number of attorneys, civil-law notaries and other colleagues work together with the various ministries of the Dutch government.
Reimer graduated cum laude from Utrecht University with a master’s degree in Constitutional and Administrative Law and History of International Relations and also attended the international human rights master class "Humanity in Action" in collaboration with the Fulbright Center. Reimer regularly publishes in professional journals. As a contributor to the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor bestuursrecht (Dutch Journal for Administrative Law), he is the permanent author of the semi-annual publication Handhaving van bestuursrecht (Enforcement of Administrative Law). Reimer is a popular speaker at conferences and acts as a (guest) lecturer, also within the Dutch government and, as an alumnus, at Utrecht University.