Martine de Koning



Phone: +31 20 5506 639


Martine de Koning

Main Focus

EU and Dutch competition and commercial law, both transactional and litigation. International franchising, commercial agency and distribution as well as sourcing, procurement, logistics and trade.



Fluent in English, Dutch (native) and French and German reading skills.



University of Utrecht (1995), including exchange to University of Florida MBA program

Grotius EU and Dutch competition law, Cum laude (2004)


Professional Experience

Partner at Kennedy Van der Laan, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2005)

Associate first at Oosterbaan en Van Eeghen (1996-1997) and then at Kennedy Van der Laan (1997)

Post doctoral researcher and lecturer in UNSW (LLM program) and University of Melbourne (1995-1996)


Memberships - Publications - Specialties

Admitted to the Dutch Bar Association (1997)

International Bar Association, Officer of the International Franchising Committee, Member of the Competition Law Committee and Technology Committee

American Bar Association

On the editing board of the legal publications ‘Computerrecht’, Juridisch-Up-To-Date

Numerous publications on franchising, commercial and distribution law, competition law and Big Data, transfer of technology law, technology law, IP law, data base rights and games of chance

Speaker at international conferences and lecturer on contract Law, franchising and distribution, EU and Dutch competition law, international trade agreements (ASEAN, APEC and Caricom), Surinamese law