Marry de Gaay Fortman

Advocaat | Partner

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+31 20 605 61 65
+31 6 5375 8942

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Dutch
English

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Marry is involved in public-private regulatory matters and specialises in public economic law and corporate governance for large companies. She is a trusted boardroom adviser, focusing on the governance dynamics of executive boards and supervisory boards, shareholders, and other stakeholders. Marry's expertise ranges from research issues to advising on the effects of proposed legislation, regulatory aspects related to the regulatory authorities, the enforcement of existing laws, and conducting various proceedings. An example of her expertise is the leading role she played in the widely discussed liquidation of Vestia's EUR 20 billion derivative portfolio. Marry is a member of Houthoff's Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee

Marry is also part of a multidisciplinary team with experts in corporate governance and regulatory and corporate litigation, carrying out governance stress tests to improve and reinforce governance practices. Read more about the governance stress test.

Marry lectures on boardroom dynamics and governance at Governance University.  
  • “She makes clear what is always important to keep in mind strategically.”
    Chambers Europe, Public Law (2021 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Chambers Europe, Public Law (2020 Edition)
  • “She is a full sparring partner with a great network and high-level approach. She is motivated and gets things under way.”
    Chambers Europe, Public Law (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Mediation (2019 Edition)
  • "Heading the public law team, Marry de Gaay Fortman is an experienced practicioner, typically advising on regulatory issues for large private sector clients, elucidating their interactions with government institutions and regulatory bodies. Clients praise her 'great commercial awareness, effectiveness and cliënt service.'"
    Chambers Europe (2018 Edition)
  • "Clients praise her 'great commercial awareness, effectiveness and client service'."
    Chambers Europe, Public Law (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Fraud and White-collar Crime (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Mediation (2018 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Healthcare and Life Sciences (2018 Edition)
  • "Clients enthuse that 'she is very communicative and very good on both public and political issues'."
    Chambers Europe, Public Law (2017 Edition)
  • "Marry de Gaay Fortman is the name to note."
    Legal 500, Dispute resolution: Mediation (2017 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Fraud and White-collar Crime (2017 Edition)
  • Marry is part of the supervisory board of De Nederlandsche Bank since July 1 2016. Click here for more information on this appointment.
  • Advising Vestia, a Dutch housing corporation, on various complex regulatory aspects relating to the unwinding of its EUR 20 billion derivative portfolio.
  • Advising and representing RAI Amsterdam regarding the zoning plan “Amsterdam RAI” which comprises the development of a large hotel and parking garage at the site of RAI Amsterdam.
  • Representing the Italian (veterinary) pharmaceutical company Innovet (part of Epitech Group) in patent litigation proceedings, relating to both validity and infringement of its patent relating to pharmaceutical compositions containing micronized compounds.
  • Advising and representing Tata Steel, one of Europe's largest steel plants, on their most important environmental permits and enforcement procedures.
  • Advising university medical centres in public tender procedures for IT and electronic medical files.

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