Tim Raats has been appointed as a partner at BarentsKrans with effect from 1 January 2024. Tim joined BarentsKrans as a lawyer in 2011 and is part of the EU & Competition team. Within this practice group, his areas of special expertise include the healthcare sector.
Tim’s practice focuses on both competition law and procurement law. He advises clients to ensure their businesses operate in compliance with competition law rules. He also assists companies during (cartel) investigations and with merger notifications to competition authorities. In procurement matters, Tim assists companies with the preparation of bids and, if necessary, represents them in litigation related to tender procedures.
Tim’s expertise is also recognised internationally. The internationally renowned Legal 500 notes that Tim is a ‘key lawyer’ in the practice areas European and competition law and healthcare.
Commenting on the appointment, Jesse Zijlma, managing partner at BarentsKrans, said: “Tim has been of great value to BarentsKrans for over a decade, and not only because of his excellent knowledge of competition and procurement law. It is particularly in the collaboration with Tim that we see his commitment to our firm and our clients. He understands the client’s needs and knows how to translate them into specific, usable advice.”
Specialisation in healthcare
BarentsKrans regards the appointment of Tim Raats as a further strengthening of the firm’s healthcare expertise. With his in-depth knowledge and extensive experience of the rapidly changing healthcare sector, Tim is an important part of BarentsKrans’ healthcare team. Among other things, he assists youth mental healthcare providers in the context of municipalities’ procurement of youth mental healthcare.