Education and career

In 2009, Menno graduated from Leiden University in Civil Law, focusing on ‘Legal Protection in Procurements’. Subsequently, he started his legal career as a lawyer at De Clercq. In 2012 he won the pleading competitions in The Hague, he managed to achieve second place in the national pleading competitions. Since his graduation, Menno has continuously attended professional related courses and seminars.

Menno’s daily practice

Menno’s daily practice is procedural. He continuously deals with questions related to IT and procurement. In recent years, Menno has been lead counsel in various tenders and (complex) legal proceedings. For instance, Menno recently advised on the tendering process for the European Digital Identity Wallet commissioned by the European Commission (contract value € 26 million). He also successfully argued before the Court regarding the right of bidders to rectify a submission. Menno also advises and litigates on performance disputes in awarded contracts.

Selected cases

Procurement law summary proceedings over ICT service provision

Recovery on behalf of a pension fund of an undue payment

Procurement law summary proceedings on the supply of hardware

Procurement law summary proceedings

Contract interpretation and subsequent damages proceedings

Procurement law summary proceedings on rectification of errors in a tender

IT procurement law summary proceedings

Appeal on whether the Uniform European Tender Document (UEA) may be rectified by a tenderer

In addition, Menno’s past work has included recovery of unjustly paid monies, liability issues, the consequences of an aborted merger and non-performance of purchase agreements.