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Suzanne Poutsma

Attorney at Law

Suzanne is a member of Ploum’s Dispute Resolution practice group. She advises and represents both national and international clients in various commercial and contractual disputes, in court litigation and arbitration.

Suzanne graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2012. She holds a Masters’ degree in Dutch Private Law and followed a combined Criminal Law and Private Law Master with a focus on litigation. While obtaining her Masters’ degree, Suzanne worked as a clerk at the public prosecutor’s office in Rotterdam. After Suzanne graduated, she worked as a teacher in Dutch Private Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

From 2014 up to 2017, Suzanne worked as an attorney at law at the Litigation and Arbitration department of a major law firm in Rotterdam. During this period, Suzanne gained experience in complex, cross-border dispute resolution (both court litigation and arbitration). In the context hereof, Suzanne worked 6 months as an attorney at law in New York City.

In 2017, Suzanne successfully completed the Law Firm School.

The Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister)

Suzanne Poutsma has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Civil procedural law (burgerlijk procesrecht), sub legal practice area arbitration, sub legal practice area attachment and execution law (beslag- en executierecht) and sub legal practice area ligitation;
  • ICT law; and
  • Law of obligations (verbintenissenrecht), sub legal practice area agency and distribution (agentuur en distributie).

Based on this registration, Suzanne Poutsma is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.