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: retail

(Leading individuals)

Lisette BieleveldVan Doorne

Van Doorne‘s clients point to its ‘wide variety of expertise and in-depth knowledge’ as a key strength of the group. Practice head Lisette Bieleveld is highly rated for her skills in retail-related contracting and litigation, Onno Boerstra focuses on M&A including buy-outs, and Elisabeth Thole brings data protection expertise, while Els de Wind  handles international labour and employment law. The team provides retailers, distributors, suppliers, franchisors, brand owners and investors with a comprehensive service including advice on cross-border expansions.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Food

Van Doorne provides end to end expertise to its food and beverages clients, who appreciate its ‘accuracy, good service and collaborative approach‘. The ‘very experienced’ Lisette Bieleveld heads up the team, and counts Starbucks Coffee Netherlands among the clients she is assisting with a range of corporate matters. The team also acts on sales, acquisitions and major supply, distribution and franchising agreements. Kriek Wille and Bart van Reeken are other senior key practitioners.