Mr Steven Sterk > Van Doorne > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Employment & Pension


Steven specialises in employment law. In particular, he focuses on statutory directors and their dismissal, employee participation and employment conditions.

In cooperation with Annemieke Hendrikse, who is a partner at Van Doorne and specialised in directors’ and officers’ liability, Steven developed the ‘Directors’ check’, informing directors about their employment law and liability position. At no cost, Steven and Annemieke make directors aware of their particular situations and responsibilities and answer their questions, using the Directors’ check.


He read civil law and business law at Leiden University. Furthermore, he gained international experience during the Erasmus exchange programme in Italy. He obtained a master’s degree in European Private Law from the University of Amsterdam. Steven also completed the Grotius Employment Law specialist training with distinction.


Steven appears in print on a regular basis and gives lectures on various employment law issues. He is the established Employment Law case law (JAR) annotator with regard to administrative matters and he is an Employment Law lecturer at the Grotius Health Law training. This section of the Grotius training includes the components directors, the Executives’ Pay (Standards) Act, co-determination and unilateral changes to the terms and conditions of employment. He has extensive experience in this and other employment law areas, and he acts on behalf of numerous clients (including hospitals and listed companies).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Employment

(Rising stars)

Steven SterkVan Doorne

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.