Mrs Sarah Beeston > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

European and Competition Law


Sarah Beeston heads the European & Competition team of Van Doorne. She advises clients and represents their interests in commercial relations and before competition authorities and courts, including in competition-related damages claims. Sarah has experience in most industries from energy and transport to consumer goods and financial services. She is also active in semi-public sectors including education, healthcare and life sciences. Sarah is board member of the Association for Women and Competition.

Sarah is innovative and seeks solutions. She obtained the first commitment decision and first settlement decision taken by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets. On behalf of a client, she has also worked with the ACM on criteria for leniency in non-horizontal cases. She has successfully negotiated the termination of investigations without fines or formal commitments and settled cases involving international damages claims.


Sarah began her career with the European Commission and entered private practice in 1990. Her international experience in Brussels, London, Paris and the Netherlands influences her approach and is highly valued by clients.


English, Dutch, French.


Dutch Association for Competition Law, Dutch Association for European Law, International Bar Association, Law Society of England and Wales, Dutch Association for Distribution Franchise and Agency


University of Surrey, Guildford and College of Law, London.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > EU and competition

(Hall of Fame)

Sarah BeestonVan Doorne

The EU and competition practice at Van Doorne, noted as providing an ‘excellent and top-range service’ to its clients, is co-led by experienced competition practitioner Sarah Beeston who is noted as being ‘a pleasure to work with’, and Gijs Verberne. The team is well equipped to handle the array of complex matters before the ACM and Dutch administrative and civil courts; its work includes advising on matters from alleged resale price influencing to defending cartel fine claims. Senior associates to note include Pim Jansen and Nina Korstenbroek who is noted for her ‘great understanding’ of complex cases.