Mr Walter Hendriksen > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

Dispute settlement and Insurance Law: Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Litigation, Insurance Law, Corporate Litigation; Corporate Law: Corporate Governance


Walter heads the Litigation and Insurance practice group. Within this general practice group, he mainly deals with complex forms of D&O and professional liability, as well as insurance law.

Walter’s clients are typically professional services organizations (especially lawyers, civil-law notaries, accountants and tax consultants).

Walter was President of the Netherlands Bar Association from 1 July 2013 until 1 January 2016. 
From 1999 to 2006, Walter served as the acting Dean of the Amsterdam Bar Association and a member of its Supervisory Board. Walter was a member of the editorial board for the disciplinary law section of the Dutch magazine Advocatenblad (Lawyer’s Journal) besides practicing law. Futhermore, Walter has a number of sidelines.

A graduate of Utrecht University, Walter invariably appears on the ‘recommended lists’ of such leading directories as Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.


Walter has been a lawyer with Van Doorne since 1983 and a partner since 1991.


German, English, Dutch.


Walter is a member of the Dutch Corporate Litigation Association.


Dutch Law, Utrecht University.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Van Doorne fields ‘a sharp and competent team’. Practice co-head Jasper Leedekerken and Sjoerd Kamerbeek, who was promoted to partner in 2018, are representing Innsworth Advisors in proceedings against Steinhoff Holdings N.V. following accounting regularities at the company which resulted in shareholder losses. Fellow co-heads Lisette Bieleveld and Walter Hendriksen are acting for Catella Bank against a Dutch real estate investor and the Dutch State Lottery in a long-running class action.

Netherlands > Insurance

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Walter Hendriksen

Van Doorne

Annemieke Hendrikse heads the team at Van Doorne and alongside Walter Hendriksen offers expertise in directors’ and officers’ liability, professional liability insurance, and fraud. The team is acting for many of the major insurance companies and corporates on matters including W&I policies, misleading selling, and a cross-border class action. Martine Höfelt, formerly a counsel with the firm, left the firm.