Mr Saskia Laseur > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Dispute settlement and Insurance Law: Mediation; Government & Regulation: Education Law; Healthcare & Life Sciences; Social Entrepreneurship


Saskia has worked as a civil-law notary for nearly 20 years, having gained her notarial expertise in The Hague. The semi-public sector is her specialization. Saskia believes that civil-law notaries need to keep up with the times, by being a proactive legal advisor, in addition to providing traditional notarial services. She adheres to this approach both inside and outside the profession – for instance, she was a member of the Royal Netherlands Notarial Organisation’s national board for three years.
Saskia acts as a civil-law notary and consultant for various governmental bodies, non-profit institutes and umbrella organizations. She regularly speaks at conventions, seminars and meetings. Governance and long‑term collaboration in the public sector, as well as the duties and powers of managing and supervisory directors, are frequent themes for her.


As of 1 January 2020, Saskia is Managing Partner of Van Doorne.
Board of Advice of the Coöperaties Verenigde Bijzondere Scholen in The Hague; Board of Advice for the Maatschappelijk Ondernemen Nederlandse Red Cross in The Hague; Commission ‘Bestuur en Toezicht NVOR’ (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Onderwijsrecht) in The Hague; Lecturer Masterclass Notariaat, University of Utrecht.

Recently, she appeared on the television programme ‘Je kunt het niet meenemen’ [‘You Can’t Take it with You’], counselling families on dividing up family capital.
Saskia heads Van Doorne’s Education team, and co-authored the Health Care, Educational Institutions and Charities & Charity Foundations ‘Toolkits’ guide, published by the National Register of Supervisory Directors and Regulatory Bodies.
Partly due to her effective implementation and development of Van Doorne’s diversity policy, the firm won the Diversity Award for both the legal and notarial professions in 2009.


English, Dutch.


Notarial law, University of Amsterdam and University of Groningen, 1991.