He specialises in healthcare and (European) procurement and competition law. He advises parties in the healthcare sector and frequently acts for them in legal proceedings. His clients include health insurers, (cure and care) healthcare institutions, medical profession enterprises, branch associations and healthcare entrepreneurs. Thanks to his medical background, Tom is very knowledgeable on healthcare and the healthcare sector, which is a great help when representing the legal interests of clients. Tom is co-chair of the Healthcare team and member of the Life Sciences Team.

Tom is also very well known for his procurement expertise. He is a highly sought after advisor, representing a broad spectrum of clients in several sectors, such as infrastructure (including hydraulic engineering), healthcare, governments and tech. Tom assists his clients frequently in legal proceedings.

He also lectures regularly and often publishes on healthcare topics and (European) procurement and competition law in professional journals.

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Medicine, University of Maastricht, 2008
Dutch law, University of Maastricht, 2004

What others say

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Tom van Helmond acts for healthcare insurers on competition, bankruptcy and procurement disputes. He also assists with corporate mandates in the healthcare sector. Clients report that Van Helmond is "a sharp and experienced litigator with a background in medicine and a vast network of connections in the healthcare industry."
Chambers Europe (2021)
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"Commentators declare that Tom van Helmond has a "strong reputation as the lawyer of healthcare insurers. " He represents Dutch healthcare insurers in contentious matters. Van Helmond additionally advises medical devices companies on contractual matters and procurement disputes."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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"Tom van Helmond is involved and is able to steer issues in the right direction. Good results."
Legal 500 (2020)
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"Sources appreciate his leadership as well as his "consistent performance and knowledge of the market."
Chambers Europe - healthcare (2019)
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"Clients describe Tom van Helmond as a "calm" and "analytical" lawyer who 'delivers good results.' One source notes: 'Van Helmond knows the healthcare sector very well. Due to his medical background, he knows how to approach the case and also sees the essence of our interests'."
Chambers Europe - healthcare (2018)
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"Tom van Helmond is proactive, a strategic thinker and an excellent writer."
Legal 500 (2022)
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