Kester Mekenkamp


Kester Mekenkamp is attorney at Kalff Katz & Franssen where he works in the Gaming & gambling Practice Group.

Kester advises, and litigates on behalf of, different types of clients active in the gaming and gambling industry and related sectors. He specialises in administrative law, with a focus on enforcement law and licences.

Kester obtained his Master’s degree in European Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands. During his studies he, amongst others, worked for the Common Market Law Review and the Europa Institute of Leiden University.

Kester Mekenkamp has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

– General law practice, Administrative law

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

  • "New information on the Central Exclusion Register", 15 April 2020, Chris Adriaansz & Kester Mekenkamp
  • "Impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the Dutch gambling sector", 14 April 2020, Kester Mekenkamp
  • "Final version Remote Gambling Decree published", 12 April 2020, Jos van Doormaal & Kester Mekenkamp
  • "The Gambling Authority publishes draft policy rule on the cooling off period criteria that will form part of the reliability test", 15 July 2019, Kester Mekenkamp
  • "NGA cannot change the names of the Lotto and State Lottery licences without reason", 8 May 2019, Kester Mekenkamp
  • "Gambling case CJEU: C-375/17 Stanleybet v. Italy", 20 April 2019, Kester Mekenkamp
  • “The Dutch Gaming Authority’s study into loot boxes”, Online Gambling Lawyer, May 2018, 4-5, Dr Alan Littler & Kester Mekenkamp
  • A tale of two losers”, Gaming Law Review and Economics (2018), 7, 406-408, Justin Franssen & Kester Mekenkamp

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