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

The retail and consumer goods group at Van Doorne has a broad workload, with a particularly notable focus on corporate and M&A, and joint ventures. It is also well regarded for insolvency and restructuring, IP, privacy, and EU and competition law. Practice head Lisette Bieleveld is adept at handling commercial contract litigation, frequently with an international angle. Onno Boerstra advises Dutch and foreign companies, private equity funds and other investors on cross-border transactions. Els de Wind is a key name for employment matters.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Food

Van Doorne’s multidisciplinary food team focuses on corporate matters and disputes, with ancillary expertise in commercial, IT, IP, real estate and employment law. Acting for domestic and international clients, the firm handles cross-border product recalls, takeovers and mergers, and contract negotiations concerning distributorships and sourcing agreements. Key practitioner Lisette Bieleveld handles commercial matters, consumer and liability law, and litigation.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Dispute resolution is a core area of practice at full-service firm Van Doorne, which attracts high-profile instructions from leading domestic and international companies. Clients highlight the team’s expertise, professional connections and service delivery, describing practice head Jasper Leedekerken as ‘very strategic’ with ‘superb’ client handling skills. Other key partners include Walter Hendriksen, recommended for insurance-related disputes; head of commercial, the ‘standout’ Lisette Bieleveld; professional liability specialist Simone Hoogeveen; and Sjoerd Kamerbeek.