Friederike has worked as a lawyer at Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten since 2009. Friederike’s work includes drawing up contracts, acquisitions and reorganizations, dismissal proceedings and international secondments.
Friederike also regularly holds workshops and seminars for German and international companies about Dutch law, in particular employment law.
- Friederike studied law in Germany and was sworn in as a lawyer (Rechtsanwältin) at the court in Düsseldorf in 2005. She was sworn in as a lawyer in the Netherlands in 2009.
- Studied Law in Trier, Germany (1996 to 2002)
- Traineeship (Referendariat) in Koblenz, Germany (2002 to 2004)
- Sworn in as a lawyer at the court in Düsseldorf (2005)
- Studied European Law at Maastricht University, internship with the Public Prosecution Service in Sydney, Australia
- August 2004 to August 2009: head of the legal department of the Dutch-German chamber of commerce (Deutsch-Niederländische Handelskammer, DNHK) in The Hague.
Thanks in part to this experience working for the DNHK, Friederike has a good understanding of how businesspeople (from other countries) think and act. That helps her present complicated issues from the client’s perspective and she is used to ‘translating’ legal stipulations. Friederike is always looking for appropriate, practical solutions, even if they might not seem possible at first sight.