Mrs Lisette Bieleveld > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

Commercial: Contracts and Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Consumer Goods, Retail, Food & Beverages


Lisette is head of Van Doorne’s Commercial team. She advises and litigates on behalf of domestic and international companies and organisations with regard to all commercial contracts, such as (international) agency, franchise and distribution contracts, (international) sale/purchase agreements (including general conditions, sourcing and framework agreements), services agreements, co-operation agreements and confidentiality agreements. She has specific expertise in commercial litigation (both before Dutch Courts as well as in (international) arbitration), consumer law, liability law and related matters of an international private law nature.

She also advises and litigates in the areas of e-commerce and IT, including outsourcing, software and hardware sales and supply of software licensing and on failed IT projects.

Lisette specialises in contract and liability law (including food and health safety related issues), civil procedural law, international private law and ICT. 


She has been a lecturer for NEVI (Netherlands Association for Procurement Management) for more than 10 years. She is a regular editor for Rechtspraak Contractenrecht (Contract Law Case Law ), a monthly publication of Kluwer. She is a member of the International Distribution Institute and the Association for Distribution, Franchise and Agency Law. She is an arbitrator (IDIArb) under the rules of the Swiss Chamber of Industry and Commerce.


Dutch, English


She is a member of the International Distribution Institute and the Association for Distribution, Franchise and Agency Law and an IDIArb arbitrator.


Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1991
Post-graduate programme Legislative Drafting, 1990

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Industry focus: Food

The multidisciplinary food and beverage practice of Van Doorne combines expertise in various areas from commercial and corporate, finance, administrative and employment law to IT, IP, privacy, real estate, litigation, and EU and competition. The firm is ‘one of the best independent Dutch law firms with an excellent reputation and tradition’, and is known for its strength in cross-border matters. Practice head Lisette Bieleveld handles contentious and non-contentious matters for domestic and international companies and organisations regarding commercial contracts related to the sector.

Netherlands > Industry focus: retail

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Lisette BieleveldVan Doorne

Van Doorne leverages its strengths in dispute resolution, M&A, IP and real estate to advise on a range of matters in the retail sector. Particular specialisms of the firm include commercial contracts, litigation, insolvency, e-commerce, employment and distribution matters. Practice head Lisette Bieleveld acts for domestic and international companies and organisations, with notable expertise in commercial litigation, consumer law and liability law.