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

Van Doorne
Walter Hendriksen photo

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, 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 > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Walter HendriksenVan Doorne

Van Doorne is ‘a leading practice for professional liability and D&O liability‘, providing ‘excellent knowledge‘ and ‘good connections to the London market‘. The firm is experienced in acting for the insurers of the directors, as defence, coverage, and monitoring counsel, focusing especially on clients from the not-for-profit sector, among them healthcare companies and housing corporations. Other work includes policy drafting and supervision of the insurance sector. The team, headed by the ‘highly skilled‘ Annemieke Hendrikse and the ‘extremely efficient‘ Walter Hendriksen, was further bolstered by the arrival of experienced litigator Willeke van Spanje at senior associate level from Van Traa Advocaten.

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

The dispute resolution team at Van Doorne is instructed across the spectrum of litigation work, and is particularly recommended for class actions, shareholder disputes and corporate litigation, representing clients in some of the market’s largest cases. Additionally, the firm is frequently instructed in professional liability cases, with a team led by dispute resolution practice co-head Walter Hendriksen receiving instructions from law firms and auditors, as well as maintaining a strong presence in director’s and officer’s liability matters. Hendriksen’s fellow practice head Jasper Leedekerken is involved in a broader range of work, with mass litigation and securities disputes being two stand-out areas. Corporate litigation specialist Sjoerd Kamerbeek is also recommended.