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Petra Heemskerk


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

Petra Heemskerk is an experienced litigator and 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. ​

EU law is relevant in a high variety of branches. Advising companies from different segments for many years now and acting for them in legal proceedings has led Petra to be a very reliable sparring partner, not only touching upon legal issues but also on more strategic aspects of ongoing concern.​

Petra is recommended by Chambers, 2020 in Public Law and by the Legal 500, 2019 for Public law. She is also ranked ‘Recommended’ by Who’s Who Legal, 2019 in the category: Government Contracts.​

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Global Leader - Government Contracts 2020, WWL

Who’s Who Legal, 2020

Petra Heemskerk is recommended.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Team head Petra Heemskerk is a specialist in procurement law.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Petra Heemskerk wins praise for her work on public procurement law, acting for both public and private sector clients.

Chambers Europe, 2020

"strong character," while also praising her "excellent knowledge and understanding”.

Chambers Europe, 2020

Petra Heemskerk is recommended.

The Legal 500, 2019

"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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