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

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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 > Dispute resolution: Mediation

The mediation practice at Van Doorne is headed by Kees Stuurman, who also leads the outsourcing team. Marjolijn Lips and Arno Voerman are other key names. Areas of expertise include insurance, technology and professional liability disputes.

Netherlands > Employment

Top quality and well resourced‘, the Van Doorne team is also highlighted for its ‘thorough knowledge of cross-border jurisdictional issues‘. Els de Wind is highly rated for her ‘remarkable long-standing experience in handling cross-border employment matters’ and her profile in the profession further ‘distinguishes her and gives her an enhanced and valuable quality‘. Marjolijn Lips co-heads the team with de Wind and ‘trusted and valued‘ senior associate Cara Pronk is marked out as ‘a rising professional in employment cross-border matters‘. Willemien Bischot and Steven Sterk are also key team members and Albert van Marwijk Kooy continues to advise on pension issues. In addition to advising on large-scale reorganisations, it advises on high-level dismissals, works council and union issues.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

The Van Doorne team is recommended for being ‘very dedicated and able to bring together the right experts in a team‘. Kriek Wille and Louis Jonker are  highlighted for their ‘tactical‘ approach to solving disputes. Jeroen Sombezki  specialises in sector-related corporate matters and Marjolijn Lips likewise for employment matters. The team has an established client base that includes Walt Disney as well as publishers, broadcasters, and gaming organisations. It acted for Erdee Media Group on a range of matters including copyright and data protection and also represented the client in an appeal case on alleged unlawful publishing and the legitimacy of keeping news articles in online archives.