Selmer is an experienced litigator, with a particular focus on intellectual property and commercial disputes. He handles complex cases before the Dutch courts, at all levels, arbitral institutions and the European Court of Justice. Selmer acts for clients across several industries including technology, life sciences, energy and fast moving consumer goods. Over the years, he was involved in a number of landmark cases. Selmer's practice is both national and international. He has worked from De Brauw's Singapore, London and Amsterdam offices. The league tables recognise Selmer as a rising star.

Selmer Bergsma shows great insight into our specific industry sector and has a pragmatic approach to the situation at hand.

Legal500 2020


  • Profession

    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 2012

  • Languages

    Dutch, English, German

  • Education

    University of Groningen

    University of Wisconsin–Madison

  • Additional positions

    Seconded to Slaughter & May, London (2018)

    Seconded to the Dutch National Think Tank (2012)

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