Mrs Marjolijn Lips > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van Doorne
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Work Department

Employment & Pension: Financial Employment law and remuneration policy, Employee participation; Technology, Media & Telecom


Marjolijn is a highly experienced employment law specialist. She focuses on reorganizations, transfers of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, employee participation issues, executive redundancies, mass redundancy law, flexible workforce and harmonization of employment terms. Marjolijn heads the Employment practice group. Her clients include both Dutch and foreign companies. Marjolijn is a member of our TMT-sector team and regularly involved in transactions in the tech industry.


Marjolijn joined Van Doorne in November 1994, she is a partner since 2006. She regularly lectures on various labor law topics. Marjolijn has studied law at the University of Amsterdam and in Berlin. She lectures on HR and employment law topics and is a member of the Netherlands Olympic Committee’s Spending Policy Appeals Committee.


Dutch, English, German.


Marjolijn is a member of the Amsterdam Association of Lawyers specialised in Employment Law, the Dutch Employment Law Lawyers Association, the European Employment Lawyers Association. She is Board member of the Rudolf Lehmann Fund and also a member of the Appeal Committee Spending policy of the Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF).


Dutch law, University of Amsterdam. Law, Freie Universität, Berlin.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

Van Doorne remains one of the key firms in the Netherlands for employment law and other related advisory work. Additionally, the firm houses one of the jurisdiction’s strongest pension teams, with a good number of sector-wide  and individual company pension funds among its client list. The firm is active in both advisory work and disputes, providing a full service across all aspects of employment law. Els de Wind focuses on cross-border matters and co-heads the team along with Marjolijn Lips. Other key figures within the team include specialist pension law advisor Albert van Marwijk Kooy, as well as senior associates Steven Sterk, who is particularly experienced in worker participation matters, and Cara Pronk, who assists de Wind in the international employment practice.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

At Van Doorne, the team’s strong links with other relevant practice areas such as tax and IP make the firm a popular choice for media projects and ventures that require combined expertise. The team offers clients ‘understanding of the relevant market, quick analysis of the problems involved and very practical advice‘ on matters ranging from M&A to disputes. Her ‘great knowledge‘ and ‘sharp focus‘ make Kriek Wille, who heads the practice jointly with Jeroen Sombezki, ‘a joy to work with‘. Also noted are technology specialist Louis Jonker and Marjolijn Lips, a key contact for employment matters.