Lawyer since 2006, previously owned 2 law practices. Currently a partner at De Koning Vergouwen Advocaten in Amsterdam. Works mostly on personal recommendation. Has set up Oranjekom Advocaten to fulfil a dream where practicing law helps reconnect people and the planet. Passionate and persistent to achieve his goals. Realist and analyst. Lawyer with a good heart and mind.
“Law is the most beautiful means of transformation a society could wish for. It is patient, full of checks and balances, humane and flexible. We live in particularly complex times, which need us to change. To adapt. This can come in many forms: law making, politics, opinions, power. Legal practice is a mechanism that can bring change as well. Think of the Paris Climate Agreement, the Urgenda case, and emission certificates. Using law as an instrument to guide positive change inspires me. It brings together my passion for the legal profession, with my trust in the power of people to transform the world, and my belief in the impact that entrepreneurs can make together.
I have been further inspired by documentaries like “Before the Flood ” and “Down to Earth.”. Tesla, Urgenda and Dutch investment company Meewind are also initiatives that have inspired my own ambitions. This is important for us, for the millennials and for future generations. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. We try to put that into practice…. This is the essence of Oranjekom Advocaten.”
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