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 Law team of Van Doorneof van doorne. She divides her time between advisory and procedural work. She advises national and international clients on compliance with antitrust, abuse of dominance and state aid rules in the context of transactions, strategic alliances and their daily business. She thus helps clients to achieve their commercial goals within the limits defined by the competition rules. Sarah also represents clients’ interests before competition authorities and in court, including in the context of mulitparty (follow-on) damages claims based on a breach of competition law.

Sarah is innovative and seeks solutions. She obtained the first commitment decision and first settlement decision (excluding the construction industry settlement ) taken by the Dutch competition authority. She has successfully settled a number of international damages claims. She is also one of the founders of the Association for Compliance in the Healthcare Sector and is active in the healthcare and life science sector.


Sarah began her career with the European Commission and entered private practice in 1990. Her international experience in London, Brussels, Paris and the Netherlands adds a dimension to her approach, which 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

(Leading individuals)

Sarah BeestonVan Doorne

Van Doorne has extensive experience of providing competition rules compliance advice and training. It also assists clients with ACM inquiries and the competition rules in relation to distribution arrangements. It has a  notable presence in the healthcare, retail, education, media and financial services sectors. The ‘excellent‘ Sarah Beeston and Gijs Verberne jointly lead the team and clients praise them for their ‘hands-on approach‘ and delivering ‘constructive advice‘. Associate Pim Jansen is also noted.