Martine de Koning

Main Focus

EU and Dutch competition law, commercial law transactions and litigation/arbitration; international franchising, commercial agency and distribution as well as international sourcing, procurement, consumer and product compliance, logistics and trade; trained mediator


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


University of Utrecht, including exchange to University of Florida MBA program, 1995
Grotius EU and Dutch competition law, Cum laude, 2004

Professional Experience

Partner at Kennedy Van der Laan, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2005
Head of Commercial, Competition and Trade department, 2014
Post doctoral researcher and lecturer in UNSW (LLM program) and University of Melbourne, 1995-1996


Admitted to the Dutch Bar Association, 1997
Member of the International Bar Association, Co-Chair of the International Franchising Committee, Member of the Competition Law Committee and Technology Committee
Member of the American Bar Association
Member of the editing board of the legal publications ‘Computerrecht’, Juridisch-Up-To-Date


Numerous publications on franchising, commercial contracts and distribution law, competition law and data, transfer of technology law, platform economy, 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