Machteld Hiemstra

Simmons & Simmons (Amsterdam)
Principal Counsellor

Machteld specialises in civil commercial and regulatory law. She is an experienced litigator and regularly represents clients involved in mass product liability claims, commercial disputes, market access and regulatory enforcement disputes. She has a firm background in IP/patent law as well as sector specific expertise with regard to pharmaceutical and medical devices law, food and consumer product, data protection and telecommunications legislation. She has a focus on clients active in regulated markets and innovative industries, predominantly in the life sciences, consumer goods and services, food and telecommunications sectors.


Principal Counsellor

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166 Bulletin

Geneviève Borremans, Koen Platteau, Machteld Hiemstra The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets provides insight into the application of competition law to the pricing and marketing strategies of originator companies


In brief In a policy paper, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) examines how it can deal under competition law with pricing and marketing strategies of originators which impede the market entry of cheaper generic medicines. It focuses in particular on the strategies aimed (...)

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