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 national and international clients on compliance with competition rules in all aspects of their daily business. She thus helps clients to achieve their commercial goals. Sarah represents clients’ interests 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 one of the founders of the Association for Compliance in the Healthcare Sector. She 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 competition authority. She has successfully negotiated the termination of investigations without formal commitments and worked with the ACM on criteria for leniency in non-horizontal cases. Sarah has also successfully settled several international damages claims.


Sarah began her career with the European Commission and entered private practice in 1990. Her international experience in London, Brussels, 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

(Leading individuals)

Sarah BeestonVan Doorne

With ‘an excellent reputation in the healthcare sector’, Van Doorne also acts for clients in the food and beverage, IT, media and retail sectors. The ‘no-nonsense’ team handles the full range of competition work including EU law matters, state aid issues, competition litigation, antitrust work and procurement mandates. The ‘excellent and experiencedSarah Beeston and public procurement expert Gijs Verberne jointly lead the practice, which also includes counsel Cees Jan de Boer and associate Pim Jansen.