Jelle is specialised in competition law and intellectual property law. He is a quick thinker and always has a creative solution up his sleeve. He mainly focuses on the intersection of competition and intellectual property law, including distribution, licensing and sustainability. In addition, he has affinity in the regulatory field, such as in privacy law, consumer law and compliance.
Jelle graduated cum laude from the Radboud University Nijmegen with a Master in International & European Law Advanced, specialisation competition law. He also obtained his bachelor Legal Studies at the Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom cum laude and has a bachelor European Law School from the Radboud University Nijmegen. During his studies Jelle worked as a court clerk at the district court of East-Brabant and as law assistant for a leading Dutch law firm.
Jelle has a broad societal view with great interest in the cultural and creative sector. He obtained his Master Cultural Property Protection in Crisis Response from the University of Turin cum laude and worked as an intern for the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to UNESCO in Paris. He also wrote as a chronicler for the Netherlands Committee of Jurists for Human Rights. He furthermore participated in the Interdisciplinary Honours Programme at the Raboud University Nijmegen and in two Summer Schools in Beijing and Taipei.