Skip to main content

Profile hero

Profile details

About Tim van Helfteren

Tim is an associate in the Dispute Resolution team in our firm's Amsterdam office. He specialises in competition law litigation, including follow-on damage claims, State aid law, EU internal market law and regulation of digital markets. Tim has specific knowledge of a range of sectors, including technology, telecommunications, financial services, gaming and pharmaceuticals.

Tim advises and represents international and national clients on complex litigation issues. He has experience in representing large multinationals before the EU General Court and Court of Justice in litigation concerning the Digital Markets Act,  EU law, competition law and the application of State aid law to national tax measures. Before the Dutch national courts, Tim acts for clients in commercial litigation, competition and follow-on damages litigation, and mass claims matters.

Recent work

  • Representing a tech major in multiple cases before the EU Courts relating to the Digital Markets Act.
  • Acting for multinational enterprises on their challenges before the General Court and Court of Justice of a European Commission State aid decision concluding that Belgian tax rulings on 'excess profit' amounted to unlawful State aid.
  • Acting for a multinational client on its challenge before the EU courts of a European Commission State aid decision concluding that aspects of the UK's CFC tax rules constituted unlawful State aid.
  • Representing UPS in its damage claim procedure against the European Commission in relation to the unlawfully prohibited UPS/TNT merger.
  • Acting for Novartis in a license agreement dispute before the Dutch courts.
  • Representing several organisations and academics pro bono in transparency cases before the General Court and the Court of Justice, challenging EU institutions on openness and accountability.


  • King's College London, United Kingdom, LLM in Competition Law (Distinction)
  • Tilburg University, the Netherlands, LLM in European Union Law (Cum Laude)
  • Tilburg University, the Netherlands, LLB in Law