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

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.