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Friso Foppes

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Van Doorne

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Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pension, Pension Law, Financial reporting & Accountancy, FinTech/Innovative Payments


Friso specializes in corporate/company law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and corporate governance (including financial reporting), primarily in the field of cross border transactions. Friso is a member of the Russia/CIS team at Van Doorne. He is used to working with other disciplines, and frequently acts for foreign investors, for instance in investments. Friso further is a member of our Pension team, focusing on governance issues, transactions between pension funds (including collective transfers of pension rights) and mergers of pension funds.


Friso has been working at Van Doorne since 2000 and was appointed partner within Van Doorne’s corporate practice on 1 January 2014.


English, Dutch


Friso is a member of the Dutch Commercial Law Association, the Dutch Law Association on Financial Reporting and the Dutch Association for Pension Lawyers.


Dutch Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (1999); Postgraduate Pension Law Course, VU Law Academy, the Netherlands (2013)


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Van Doorne’s ‘well-respected, well-informed’ team provides ‘focused, trustworthy advice’. It is led by expert Arnout Stroeve, who along with Daan ter Braak is a civil law notary; Stroeve advised Cott on its €470m purchase of Eden Springs. Other key partners include Onno Boerstra, Friso Foppes and Jeroen Sombezki. ‘Hands-on, pragmatic’ associate Sander Maarschalkerweerd is ‘a true business partner’.

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD