Marjolijn Lips

Partner, Lawyer

Marjolijn is a highly experienced employment law specialist. She focuses on reorganizations, transfers of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, employee participation issues, individual redundancies (in particular executives), mass redundancy law and harmonization of employment terms. Marjolijn heads the Employment practice group. Her clients include both Dutch and foreign companies. In international surveys, Marjolijn is frequently recommended for her employment law expertise.

Expert. Passionate. Internationally renowned. Trustworthy.

Marjolijn also started and leads Van Doorne’s Sports team, which advises sports clubs, sports federations, sponsors, individual athletes and others active in the sporting world.

She regularly speaks on a variety of employment topics. Not only is Marjolijn a member of the Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association, but also the Dutch Employment Law Association and the European Employment Lawyers Association.

Besides serving on the board of the Sportas and the Rudolf Lehmann Fund, Marjolijn is a member of the Netherlands Olympic Committee’s Spending Policy Appeals Committee and the Dutch Association for Sports and Law.

Legal Directories




  • "Marjolijn Lips leads Van Doorne’s ‘business-focused’ practice, which is praised for its availability, value for money and pensions expertise, and has wide-ranging capabilities." The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

  • "She has very quickly understood the nature of my business and provides guidance and advice on workable solutions." Chambers Europe (2017)

  • "Marjolijn Lips is 'an excellent lawyer in whom I had faith since I met her. She is also a wonderful and fun person to work with,' say clients. She focuses on restructuring, outsourcing and collective labour issues such as worker participation and strikes." Chambers Europe, Employment (2016)

  • It's a strong team with a commercial and practical approach, giving solution-focused legal advice. It's not afraid to challenge the client to get the result." Chambers Europe, Employment (2016)

  • "Van Doorne is top notch in the Dutch market." Chambers Europe, Employment (2016)

  • "Well-regarded national practice recently active in corporate governance and remuneration mandates. Also noted for expertise in restructurings, collective dismissals and negotiations with works councils and unions. A good choice for pension-related instructions." Chambers Europe, Employment (2016)

  • "Van Doorne is a 'Top-Tier Firm'" Legal 500 EMEA, Employment (2016, 2015)

  • "The team is praised for its business acumen and speedy response times." Legal 500 EMEA, Employment (2016)

  • "The firm can easily assess and analyse a situation, and based on that give you a tailored answer. All answers are to the point, well formulated and take into account our situation and position." Chambers Europe, TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing (2016)

  • "Acts on a broad range of IP matters, including distribution and franchise issues in the media and sports sectors. Expertise includes protection and enforcement of trade marks, designs and copyrights, and anti-counterfeiting." Chambers Europe, Intellectual Property (2016)

  • "Its advice is always well prepared, timely and has a sound foundation from a business perspective. It is also proactive, informing us of possible future developments." Chambers Europe, TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing (2016)

  • "Dedicated data protection and IT offering, with significant experience in e-commerce, outsourcing, compliance and litigation matters. Active recently on technology-related government projects and on financial technology. Has a diverse client base of public and private sector bodies." Chambers Europe, TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing (2016)

  • "Robust standalone employment practice with a growing number of noteworthy mandates." Chambers Europe, Employment (2015)

  • "The lawyers are highly solution-minded, and able to think with us about what is best for the company." Chambers Europe, Employment (2015)

  • "An excellent team giving smart, pragmatic and targeted advice." Chambers Europe, Employment (2015)

  • "Smart and pragmatic" Marjolijn Lips "provides you with decisive advice." Chambers Europe, Employment (2015)

  • "Recommended." Legal 500 EMEA, Employment (2015)

  • "Van Doorne’s team is noted for its ‘in-depth knowledge and great teamwork’." Legal 500 EMEA, Employment (2015)

  • "Leader in the Field." Chambers Europe, Employment (2015)

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