Selmer has a broad litigation practice, with particular focus on intellectual property and commercial disputes. He has handled complex cases before all instances of Dutch courts and the European Court of Justice, as well as before arbitral institutions. Selmer has acted for clients across several industries and has been involved in a number of landmark decisions. His practice is international and he has worked from De Brauw's Singapore, London and Amsterdam offices.

Selmer's work is recognised by various legal rankings. He has, for example, been named a Rising Star and been mentioned as a "key team member" by Legal500. Managing Intellectual Property also recognises Selmer as a Rising Star and as an “excellent associate”.

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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