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Petra Heemskerk


Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Languages English, Dutch

Petra Heemskerk is a lawyer in our Real Estate & Construction Practice Group. She has broad experience in European Law and Procurement Law. In addition, she is the lead partner of the mobility sector, that focuses on mobility in a general sense and has a special focus on ACE (self-driving vehicles), MAAS (mobility as a service) and mobility and infrastructure.

In the field of procurement law Petra assists both contracting authorities and tendering companies. She focuses on the preventive assessment of tender processes, co-editing of tender documents and she also represents clients in tendering disputes. In addition, she advises on public-private partnerships.

In the field of mobility the experience of Petra and the mobility team is broad. Within the group, various legal fields come together and the team deals with a diverse range of subjects: from privacy issues to competition law challenges and from smart contracts and blockchain to contracting new city concepts. It is precisely in this area that Petra focuses on the support of start-ups and is involved in innovative concepts that demand out-of-the-box input.

Petra worked as a lecturer on procurement law for the Dutch Association for Purchasing Management (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Inkoopmanagement). She is a member of the editorial staff of the magazine Construction Law (Bouwrecht) and she is a teacher at the Grotius Academy. She is also chairman of the Supervisory Board of MeanderOmnium and board member at the International Festival of Chamber Music (Kamermuziekfestival) in Utrecht. Petra works as a deputy judge at the court of Rotterdam.

Prior to joining CMS in 2006, from 1997 to 2006 Petra worked at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn.

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The 'outstanding' Petra Heemskerk is widely recommended for procurement.

Legal 500, 2018

"Her in-depth knowledge of public tender law. Her sparkling personality."

Acritas Stars, 2018


  • Dutch Law (Private and Criminal Law), Leiden University

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New anti-trust probes in­to Dutch pro­cure­ment
When par­ti­cip­at­ing in tenders, com­pan­ies must be know­ledge­able of pro­cure­ment law. Sev­er­al re­cent cases in the Neth­er­lands, how­ever, have re­vealed that com­pan­ies should not only be mind­ful of pro­cure­ment law, but also well versed in the rel­ev­ant as­pects of.
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Fol­low­ing the re­cent zero bids, the Dutch gov­ern­ment is re­vis­ing its tender scheme to al­low for zero sub­sidy bids in the up­com­ing tender of the wind areas Hol­landse Kust I and II. In this tender parties will first be asked to sub­mit bids for the de­vel­op­ment.
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Dutch leg­al frame­work for off­shore wind to be amended due to Ger­man...
Fol­low­ing the re­cent post­pone­ment of an in­form­a­tion meet­ing for the Hol­landse Kust tender as a res­ult of the zero bids in the Ger­man off­shore wind tender, a spokes­man from the Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Af­fairs now con­firms that the gov­ern­ment will amend the leg­al.
Self-driv­ing cars – op­por­tun­it­ies for pub­lic pro­cure­ment...
Dutch gov­ern­ment as­sess­ing con­sequences of Ger­man zero bids for off­shore...
In 2017 the Dutch gov­ern­ment will tender the off­shore wind sites Hol­landse Kust Sites I and II. The re­cent res­ults of the zero bids for off­shore wind parks in Ger­many may how­ever have im­plic­a­tions for the Dutch reg­u­lat­ory frame­work that was de­veloped over the.
October 2018
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment
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New Ten­der­ing Policy for Wa­ter Boards makes room for in­nov­a­tion
On 30 Septem­ber 2016 the Com­mis­sion of the Dutch Wa­ter Boards laid down a new pro­cure­ment policy. The aim of the new policy is to make sure that the pro­cure­ment and ten­der­ing pro­cess of the Wa­ter Boards is done in a fair and re­spons­ible man­ner.
94 CMS law­yers named 'Stars' in Ac­ritas Rank­ing 2018
Dutch Min­istry of Fin­ance starts mar­ket con­sulta­tions on im­prov­ing...
The Dutch Min­istry of Fin­ance has asked the most im­port­ant stake­hold­ers for in­put on the cur­rent stand­ards for DB­FMO (Design Build Fin­ance Main­ten­ance Op­er­ate) con­tracts. The Min­istry wishes to im­prove the stand­ard levels based on cur­rent mar­ket ex­per­i­ences.