As a specialist in administrative law, Arnoud represents the interests of the State as well as a number of public regulators such as AFM (the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets), DNB, the Dutch Media Authority [Commissariaat voor de Media] and Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands [Agentschap Telecom]. In his capacity as lawyer for these clients he has very extensive experience with administrative proceedings at the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State, the Rotterdam District Court and the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal. His specialisations include general administrative and procedural administrative law, financial law, media law and telecommunications law. Arnoud has also been a member of the management board at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn since 1 January 2012. He is the board member responsible for knowledge and IT, marketing & external communication and training.

Recent cases

  • Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets / O&B Finance: Fining actual director
  • Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets/AFAB Holding: explanation of the principle of double jeopardy within the context of the administrative penalty
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science/VCR (Association of Dutch Commercial Radio Stations) and others (theme channels): approval of public service broadcaster’s theme channels within the context of the public service broadcaster’s mission
  • DNB / Atradius: possibility to link regulations to a certificate of no objection within the context of participation in a financial institute

Additional Information

  • Member of Pels Rijcken's Executive Board
  • Vereniging voor Media- en Communicatierecht (Association for Media and Communications Law)
  • Vereniging Publiek Vervoerrecht (Public Transport Law Association)
  • VAR Vereniging voor Bestuursrecht (Administrative Law Association)
  • Vereniging voor Effectenrecht (Association for Securities Law)


  • "Dedicated, open and flexible." and "A recognised force in public law." , Chambers Europe 2018
  • "Clients say he has 'outstanding knowledge and is excellent in legal proceedings - persuasive and convincing, he has authority'.", Chambers Europe 2016
  • Band 2-ranking Public Law, Chambers Europe 2016