Roorda Advocaten is a fast growing firm of attorneys and tax advisers with an established name. Roorda Advocaten assists larger and smaller clients in transactions and big conflicts. They offer legal counseling to Dutch parties in the United States and vice versa. Whether it involves advice, a transaction, taxation, dispute resolution or mediation. The firm’s strength lies in the vast experience and strategic approach.
Roorda Advocaten was founded in 2014 by Peter Roorda, a well known name in the international legal world. He started his career as an attorney in 1980 at Stibbe Amsterdam. From 1988 until 1993 he was resident partner for Stibbe in New York. After his career in the United States, he returned to Amsterdam and became a member of Stibbe’s management board.
In 2003 Peter Roorda co-founded the Amsterdam office of the well-known American firm Greenberg Traurig. He served as co-managing shareholder in Amsterdam and on the executive committee of the worldwide firm. In 2013 Peter Roorda joined a corporate boutique at the De Lairessestraat in Amsterdam. In January 2015 he founded “Roorda Advocaten” at that same place.
Bernard Stuivinga joined Roorda Advocaten in January 2016. He was co-founder of Greenberg Traurig Amsterdam together with Peter Roorda. Bernard Stuivinga was affiliated with (predecessors of) PwC for 20 years, of which the last 15 years as a partner. Many years he was also a member of the Tax & Legal Services Board of PwC. In 2006 Bernard Stuivinga was admitted as attorney in Amsterdam. With his arrival, tax advisory and support are prominently represented on the palette of Roorda Advocaten.
- Board room counselling
- Corporate governance
- Shareholder & partnership disputes
- Concluding and terminating (international) cooperations, joint-ventures, mergers & acquisitions
- Commercial transactions and corporate reorganisations
- Handling (multi-jurisdictional) litigation & arbitration (inc. mediation)
- Tax advisory, structuring mergers & acquisitions, complex real estate
- Transactions and estate planning
The policy of Roorda Advocaten is to bring the matter to a quick and satisfactory conclusion for the client. We act based on a strategy and a cost estimate meticulously determined in advance in close consultation with the client. Starting legal proceedings or arbitration may be part of this strategy, but is never the goal. Roorda Advocaten has considerable experience with mediation processes.