Mr Sijbren Kuiper > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne

Work Department

Employment & Benefits, Finance & Restructuring, Information & Communication Technology


Sijbren is a pension law specialist. Sijbren has become partner as per 1 January 2023. He represents a large number of pension providers and providers of pension services. He also advises Dutch and foreign companies on pension related issues. Sijbren has broad experience in the field of transferring assets of pension funds, pension fund liquidations, outsourcing, derisking pension schemes and mandatory participation in and exemptions from Sectoral Pension Funds (BPF). He also litigates in pension related issues (including the liabilities of providers of pension services).

Sijbren is the author of the book called ‘Nederland Pensioenland’ (The Netherlands Pension sector) and co-author of a Pension Law manual. He also teaches pension law on a postgraduate programme. Sijbren is a regular contributor to law journals. Before he began work as a lawyer at Van Doorne, Sijbren worked at a number of universities, at a bank/insurance company and at a financial markets regulator.


Dutch, English

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Netherlands > Employment

Responsible, knowledgeable and business oriented’, Van Doorne’s growing employment practice covers a broad range of matters, with specific strength in pensions. Sijbren Kuiper, who was recently promoted to partner, leads the pensions team, advising and representing pension funds, financial market authorities and corporate clients, while  Cara Pronk, another new partner, specialises in both domestic and international labour law. Following the retirement of Els de WindMarjolijn Lips and Steven Sterk lead the practice. Lips focuses on co-determination, investigations, restructurings and M&A, and Sterk specialises in advising on executives and workers’ participation, including works council consultations and negotiations.