Marleen Botman has in-depth knowledge of and experience with European, constitutional and administrative law. She is a specialist in deciphering the effect of European law in the national context, and advises primarily on issues regarding the internal market and state aid. She is an authority on the European Services Directive and the allocation of scarce rights. In her practice, she advises Dutch ministries, regulatory authorities and local authorities, and represents them in both civil and administrative proceedings.
Marleen worked in the legal profession, the judiciary and sciences before joining Pels Rijcken in 2018. In 2015, she was awarded a doctorate for her dissertation on the implementation of the European Services Directive 2006/123/EC in the Netherlands at VU University (VU) Amsterdam. She is still affiliated with the university as a researcher at the Centre for Public Contract Law & Governance. She is a regular contributor to professional journals and serves as a guest lecturer. In 2019, Marleen has been ranked Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500.