Karen Jelsma

Karen Jelsma

Senior Associate

Email karen.jelsma@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +31 20 55 33 615

Fax +31 20 55 33 777

LanguagesEnglish, Dutch

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Karen Jelsma is a senior associate in the Amsterdam Litigation practice. She specializes in product liability and commercial litigation (including class action litigation), focusing on medical devices and pharmaceuticals. She has taken the postgraduate Grotius specialization course "Company and liability", which included product liability law.

Karen is an adviser to Dutch and international clients on European and international product liability, product safety issues and product recalls. She regularly appears before Dutch civil courts in particular to defend product liability claims. 

Karen was seconded in the London Product Liability team in 2013 and the Munich Product Liability team in 2014. She is recommended by LMG Rising Stars 2015

Awards and recognitions


Jelsma_K - LMG Rising Stars 2015
Rising Stars

Education and admissions


University of Groningen


Association for Liability and Compensation Law (the VASR)

Dutch Association for Procedural Law (NVvP)

Litigation Assocation (VCL)

Bar admissions and qualifications


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