We work for prominent Dutch and international companies, business and financial service providers, semi-public organisations and government institutions. We are also a state advocate in tax matters. We aim to maintain long-term relationships with our clients. We have been working with most of them for years now, and that is something we are very proud of.
Van Doorne is a leading independent Dutch law firm. With around 185 lawyers, we have been advising our clients for almost 90 years now in a broad range of legal expertise. Our lawyers are internationally recognised as leading experts, both in their area of practice and industries in which they operate. We also have an extensive world wide network of other leading, independent firms. This enables us to shift gear fast anywhere around the world to provide our clients with advice and assistance, without being bound to any office.
Our mission is to empower people and organisations and to work on responsible, permanent solutions together, something that is reflected throughout our company. From the way in which we work together to the idealistic organisations we support.
We are an informal, open organisation where people are encouraged to be themselves, develop initiatives and take responsibility. Creativity and an open mind are essential if you want to look at an issue from different perspectives. That is why we attach so much importance to diversity. It results in better solutions for our clients. And if they can operate successfully, we have achieved our goal.
The effects of our approach are reflected in fantastic awards and various high rankings. But what is more important to us is that our clients, for whom we have been working for many years now, appreciate us for the personal relationship, the attention and commitment.
Van Doorne reaches further and yet stays close. That is, first and foremost, a promise we make to our clients but it is also something we promise ourselves and new talents.
What others say about us
International, independent reviewers recognise our approach and working method:
“As a customer, you feel at home; these are lawyers I can trust and I can understand.” – Chambers Europe 2018
“Completely satisfied with the services, knowledge and fees and the quality of the work done for us.” – Chambers Europe 2018
“Provides a good service by connection with a huge network of people in and outside the Netherlands.” – Chambers Europe 2018
“It’s a good mix of experienced and junior lawyers, with a bright future ahead.” – The Legal 500 EMEA 2018
“Rated for its ‘good market knowledge’” – The Legal 500 EMEA 2018
We aim to make a contribution to tomorrow’s world in various ways. In the field of improved CSR, we determine the agenda in the Netherlands by setting up the Social Entrepreneurship chair at Utrecht University and we help our clients to discover this subject but also to be front-runners. We are the consultant for all successful social enterprises and impact investors in the Netherlands. We also use our knowledge for the development of new legal and financial instruments to advance social projects and initiatives relevant to us by means of Impact Investments, Van Doorne’s special sponsor programme. Our members of staff also volunteer for idealistic programmes such as Lawyers for Lawyers, IMC Weekend School and the food bank.
The management board is formed by Johan Boeren (managing partner).