We believe that every business and organisation
deserves the best legal advice.
You

You

Sometimes you need legal counsel. To make a difference or to add value.

Whether to fight for you, or to help structure and negotiate a transaction, or just to spark your own strategic thinking about a way forward.

It's at those times that you deserve a reliable and experienced advisor who provides bespoke, practical and to the point advice. Advice that is responsive and transparent, with an approach based on your wishes and requirements, including legal spend. That's us, Forest Flint.

Us

We are Forest Flint.

Forest Flint unites a diverse group of highly experienced lawyers who love their work and share the strong belief that every business and organisation, big or small, foreign or domestic, profit or non-profit, deserves the best legal advice. High-end service should not be anyone’s exclusive prerogative.

We are keen to solve complex problems and are not afraid to move outside our comfort zone, to think outside the box. We listen carefully and always try to understand your needs above all else. And we have the experience, expertise and creativity to deliver.

Our mindset is practical and entrepreneurial. We share our expectations and, whether or not we have exceeded them, we invite you to do the same.

Why

Why

The world is changing.

The law does not operate in a vacuum, but defines the way we relate to one another. Every business and organisation is also a corporate citizen, and we are keenly aware of that perspective. Not only to serve our clients, but also because we ourselves are part of society. And we want to contribute.

Organised as a cooperative association, the principle of cooperation is embedded in our DNA. At Forest Flint, we cherish our differences and share a common purpose. To provide high quality legal advice and support. In a way that is accessible and at a price that is realistic.

Because that’s how it should be.

What    Commercial contracts

We draft and review the full range of commercial contracts and advise clients in interpretating, updating and (re)negotiating their contracts.

Your advisors:

Suzanne van Ginkel

Suzanne van Ginkel

Jaap de Keijzer

Jaap de Keijzer

Erik Stegerhoek

Erik Stegerhoek

What    Compliance & Regulatory

If you need help with the authorities, we are a highly experienced one-stop-shop. We provide counsel on the right thing to do if there is a suspicion of irregularities within your company, if you are being investigated, if you face penalties or if an authority is – unexpectedly – at your reception desk.

Also, before that stage we are there to help you. If you have any questions on contract clauses from compliance perspective, need to file a transaction with the competition authorities, wonder whether there is a risk of state aid or a public tender requirement, or perform a general risk assessment of your company’s regulatory compliance, feel free to reach out.

We appreciate the highly confidential and often urgent nature of these matters and are always able to accommodate.

Your advisors:

Willemijn Jonker

Willemijn Jonker

Jaap de Keijzer

Jaap de Keijzer

What    Corporate / M&A

Providing legal advice and assistance in M&A transactions is the bread and butter of what we do, whether on the buy side or sell side, to counsel target management or to assist in due diligence. We provide expert guidance in corporate governance questions, in the context of transactions and otherwise.

Your advisors:

Jaap de Keijzer

Jaap de Keijzer

Erik Stegerhoek

Erik Stegerhoek

Suzanne van Ginkel

Suzanne van Ginkel

What    Employment

We assist with any employment situation. Whether you want help in drafting or reviewing employment contracts, termination of employment or anything in between, we are here for you. We represent employers and employees alike. We also provide guidance on the functioning of works councils, e.g. in the context of restructurings and transactions, collective bargaining agreements and pension schemes.

Your advisors:

Myrthe Bijleveld

Myrthe Bijleveld

Brigitte den Outer

Brigitte den Outer

What    Finance

Whether you need help drafting or reviewing financing documentation, want strategic advice on your security position, want to know what financial supervision rules are applicable to you, or are just looking for advice on a specific clause in your financing and security documents, we are happy to help you out.

Your advisors:

Suzanne van Ginkel

Suzanne van Ginkel

Jaap de Keijzer

Jaap de Keijzer

What    Litigation

If you are concerned about commercial liability or need help to fight for your position, we are happy to review your legal position and provide practical and strategic (litigation) advice.

We can also help when a dispute is simmering in or around your company. We are well-versed in these situations and provide counsel to companies, boards and shareholders alike. If it is necessary to go all-out, we know our way to the courts.

That said, defusing conflicts at an earlier (confidential) stage is generally preferable for parties that are in business together. Do reach out in time so we can discuss options.

Your advisors:

Jaap de Keijzer

Jaap de Keijzer

Erik Stegerhoek

Erik Stegerhoek

What    Panic Button

If you need urgent help or have no clue where to start, we are there for you. Whether to help you ourselves, or to guide you to appropriate sources within our network.

Reach out

Coffee

You are welcome to stop by for a cup of coffee. Or tea. Or just a refreshing glass of water. Whatever your beverage, let’s meet.

We are located on the IJ waterfront, right across from the Amsterdam city centre, in the former docklands of Amsterdam North. A place bustling with life, diversity, and fun, at the heart of a developing metropolitan area. That is where we feel at home and where we hope to welcome you soon.

Join

Are you wild and free? We always welcomes like-minded legal talent at all levels of experience. If you love your work and want to make a difference, recognise yourself in theprofile below, and like the prospect of building today’s firm together: let’s meet!

  • Excellent lawyer
  • Any level of experience
  • International interest
  • Business savvy
  • Broad orientation and interest (not a one-trick pony)
  • Team player
  • Independent mind
  • Comprehensive thinker
  • Ownership
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter
  • Non-conformist, has clear own opinion
  • Driven by purpose and impact (rather than money and status)
  • Humour, sense of perspective, resilient
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Down to earth
  • Creative
  • Curious