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Work +31 20 6789 123
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Fax +31 20 795 4589
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Lisette Bieleveld

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Work +31 20 6789 203
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Van Doorne

Work Department

Commercial: Contracts and Litigation, Dispute settlement and Insurance Law, Consumer Goods, Retail, Food & Beverages

Position

Lisette is head of Van Doorne’s Commercial team. She advises and litigates on behalf of domestic and international companies and organisations with regard to all commercial contracts, such as (international) agency, franchise and distribution contracts, (international) sale/purchase agreements (including general conditions, sourcing and framework agreements), services agreements, co-operation agreements and confidentiality agreements. She has specific expertise in commercial litigation (both before Dutch Courts as well as in (international) arbitration), consumer law, liability law and related matters of an international private law nature.

She also advises and litigates in the areas of e-commerce and IT, including outsourcing, software and hardware sales and supply of software licensing and on failed IT projects.

Lisette specialises in contract and liability law (including food and health safety related issues), civil procedural law, international private law and ICT. 

Career

She has been a lecturer for NEVI (Netherlands Association for Procurement Management) for more than 10 years. She is a regular editor for Rechtspraak Contractenrecht (Contract Law Case Law ), a monthly publication of Kluwer. She is a member of the International Distribution Institute and the Association for Distribution, Franchise and Agency Law. She is an arbitrator (IDIArb) under the rules of the Swiss Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Languages

Dutch, English

Member

She is a member of the International Distribution Institute and the Association for Distribution, Franchise and Agency Law and an IDIArb arbitrator.

Education

Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1991
Post-graduate programme Legislative Drafting, 1990


Netherlands

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Van Doorne fields ‘a sharp and competent team’. Practice co-head Jasper Leedekerken and Sjoerd Kamerbeek, who was promoted to partner in 2018, are representing Innsworth Advisors in proceedings against Steinhoff Holdings N.V. following accounting regularities at the company which resulted in shareholder losses. Fellow co-heads Lisette Bieleveld and Walter Hendriksen are acting for Catella Bank against a Dutch real estate investor and the Dutch State Lottery in a long-running class action.

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Industry focus: Food

Within: Industry focus: Food

A substantial team at Van Doorne offers cross-border, sector expertise in areas as varied as commercial/M&A, real estate, litigation, IP and employment. It provides advice that is 'to the point at short notice and has solid knowledge of all areas of law that a corporate has to deal with'. Lisette Bieleveld, who heads the team and leads the commercial work advised Superunie, a buying cooperative for supermarket chains, on its acquisition of the BIO+ brand. Bart van Reeken focuses on outsourcing and IT agreements and disputes. IP partner Kriek Wille is advising Texelse Bierbrouwerij, the well-known Dutch specialty beer brewer, on an ongoing conflict with its former director who started a competing brewery under a confusingly similar brand.

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Industry focus: retail

Within: Leading individuals

Lisette Bieleveld - Van Doorne

Within: Industry focus: retail

Van Doorne attracts praise for 'its highly valuable combination of in-depth knowledge of this sector and business thinking' with team head Lisette Bieleveld especially noted in this respect. Its impressive client roster span retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and franchisors as well as a range of real estate developers and investors; Agrico, Audi, Chartis and Hans Anders Retail Group all feature. In recent work, it assisted BCC in its negotiations with Wehkamp, the e-commerce retailer, in connection with an exclusive supply agreement for electronics and household appliances. Onno Boerstra is a pivotal member of the team.

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