Tim Raats

T: +31 70 376 06 12
E: tim.raats@barentskrans.nl
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Tim’s focus is on competition law and procurement law. He always aims for the most efficient solution to competition and procurement law issues.

Tim advises companies to ensure their operations are in line with the competition rules. This includes advice on cooperation agreements, distribution contracts and mergers and acquisitions. Tim also assists companies with investigations and fining procedures of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) and other competition authorities, and in proceedings before the civil courts.

In the area of procurement law, Tim mostly assists private parties with tender submissions. Prior to a call for tenders, he advises tenderers when drafting their bids. Tim also has ample experience in proceedings arising from invitations to tender.

In addition, Tim has gained considerable experience in the healthcare sector, which is changing rapidly. These changes include mergers, acquisitions and other forms of cooperation, giving rise to competition-law issues that need careful consideration before signing a contract. Furthermore, Tim regularly advises and litigates in the area of healthcare procurement (e.g. in relation to the Dutch Youth Act (Jeugdwet) and the Dutch Social Support Act (Wet maatschappelijke ondersteuning).

Selected directory listings

A ‘fantastic lawyer‘ with lots of experience. – Legal 500, 2020

Side activities

Member of the Dutch Competition Law Association (Vereniging voor Mededingingsrecht)
Member of the Antitrust Commission of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
Tim regularly publishes in competition-law and procurement-law journals


Postgraduate course in EU Competition Law, King’s College, with merit (2016)
Master’s degree in Law, Tilburg University (2010)
Master’s degree in International Business Law, Tilburg University, cum laude (2008)

News and publications

MVGM acquires the continental European property management business of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). BarentsKrans led the pan European legal team on behalf of MVGM.

Dutch-based property manager MVGM and international real estate services provider JLL have reached an agreement for MVGM to acquire the continental European property management business of Jones Lang LaSalle, creating a pure-play property manager with a pan-European footprint. An alliance partnership between MVGM and JLL will allow them to develop and service a mutual client
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