Marjolijn Lips

Partner, Lawyer

Marjolijn is a highly experienced employment law specialist. She focuses on reorganizations, transfers of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, employee participation issues, individual redundancies (in particular executives), mass redundancy law and harmonization of employment terms. Marjolijn heads the Employment practice group. Her clients include both Dutch and foreign companies. In international surveys, Marjolijn is frequently recommended for her employment law expertise.

Expert. Passionate. Internationally renowned. Trustworthy.

Marjolijn also started and leads Van Doorne’s Sports team, which advises sports clubs, sports federations, sponsors, individual athletes and others active in the sporting world.

She regularly speaks on a variety of employment topics. Not only is Marjolijn a member of the Amsterdam Employment Lawyers Association, but also the Dutch Employment Law Association and the European Employment Lawyers Association.

Besides serving on the board of the Sportas and the Rudolf Lehmann Fund, Marjolijn is a member of the Netherlands Olympic Committee’s Spending Policy Appeals Committee and the Dutch Association for Sports and Law.


"Marjolijn Lips leads Van Doorne’s ‘business-focused’ practice, which is praised for its availability, value for money and pensions expertise, and has wide-ranging capabilities." - The Legal 500 EMEA 2017, Employment

Sources highlight her grasp of the commercial side of matters, saying: "She has very quickly understood the nature of my business and provides guidance and advice on workable solutions." - Chambers Europe 2017, Employment

"Marjolijn Lips is 'an excellent lawyer in whom I had faith since I met her. She is also a wonderful and fun person to work with." - Chambers Europe 2016, Employment

"‘Pragmatic, insightful’ IP specialist Kriek Wille heads the practice, with support from ‘commercial and responsive’ corporate partner Jeroen Sombezki." - The Legal 500 EMEA 2017, Industry focus: Media and entertainment

"The firm can easily assess and analyse a situation, and based on that give you a tailored answer. All answers are to the point, well formulated and take into account our situation and position." - Chambers Europe 2016, TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing

"Its advice is always well prepared, timely and has a sound foundation from a business perspective. It is also proactive, informing us of possible future developments." - Chambers Europe 2016, TMT: IT & IT Outsourcing