Mrs Léone Klapwijk > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Court Litigation, European & Competition Law, Sustainability, Cartel Prohibition, Energy, Industry & Renewables, Real Estate & Construction, Government & Education


Léone advises network operators, supply and production companies in the regulated sector and companies in the chemical and industrial sectors, as well as governments. She therefore has broad experience in solving problems in the field of regulated (heat, electricity, drinking water and gas) and non-regulated (CO2, fuels) utilities.


Dutch, English

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > EU and competition

Van Doorne‘s wide-ranging workload covers merger control cases, behavioural investigations, state aid matters and EU law advice, among other areas. The firm has a particularly notable reputation in the healthcare sector; the key contact in this space is counsel Cees Jan de Boer, who assists clients with matters such as merger notifications, strategic alliances and procurement. Elsewhere, the firm attracts competition law work from clients operating in various other industries, including financial services, mobility services, consumer goods and retail. The arrival of Léone Klapwijk from Loyens & Loeff in November 2020 strengthened the firm’s presence in the energy sector. Other key practitioners at the firm include Sarah Beeston and associate Pim Jansen, who have an interest in the interplay between competition law and sustainability initiatives. Public procurement expert Gijs Verberne is also recommended. Recent highlights included Beeston, and associates Nina Korstenbroek and Maurits Terlouw, acting for EasyPark on the competition aspects of its acquisition of ParkNOW from BMW and Daimler.

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory

Van Doorne offers ‘a very energetic and pro-active team with great communication skills’. The practice was bolstered back in October 2020 by the arrival of Léone Klapwijk from Loyens & Loeff; she now co-leads the team alongside corporate and transactional specialist Hugo Reumkens and the disputes-focused Rogier Schellaars. Acting for network operators, supply and production companies, and public authorities, the practice provides regulatory expertise primarily in relation to mining, natural resources, renewables and energy supply.

Netherlands > Energy: transactional

Van Doorne handles a range of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters in the energy sector and is particularly experienced in corporate M&A, contracts, tax, litigation and arbitration. Léone Klapwijk joined from Loyens & Loeff in October 2020 and now heads the team alongside Hugo Reumkens and Rogier Schellaars. Reumkens is recommended for corporate work and is well versed in international deals, while Schellaars is a name to note for disputes.