Digitorney expands services in Benelux

Digitorney now serves both law firms and companies/legal departments in Benelux out of the Amsterdam office.

Mandate Services

Companies/Legal Departments can find suitable attorneys from law firms of every kind and size – worldwide and for all needs.

Pool Attorney Services

Corporate Law Firms can now involve specialized attorneys in their mandates in a flexible and digital manner.

Intro

Digitorney: Digital Services in the Corporate Law Market – for Law Firms & Companies

Digitorney – vulgo: „Digital Attorney“. We assist law firms in gaining efficiency in their advice practice and to acquire new mandates in a digital manner. Via Digitorney they can book specialised lawyers, law boutiques or law clerks on an hourly and/or daily basis – also in Benelux. Upon request by companies/law departments Digitorney´s digital tools select, globally, the optimal law firm/lawyer. Digitorney will provide the selected law firm with the underlying facts of the respective case. At the same time Digitorney offers new ways for law professionals to work on high level cases and manage their work-life balance in the most suitable way.

FOR LAW FIRMS

FOR LAW FIRMS

By means of the Digitorney platform, law firms of all sizes can take on any complex business and corporate related matters, even in cross-border scenarios.  Digitorney provides – exclusively for law firms – access to a pool of highly specialized law professionals and boutiques in a flexible and on-demand manner. Thus, law firms and lawyers can take on client cases even in fields of law that they ordinarily do not cover and/or law firms can take on cases even when their staff is fully booked. On the other hand, Digitorney proactively contacts law firms when corporate legal departments are in need of new lawyers or law firms and, in this way, extends law firm acquisition channels.

FOR COMPANIES

FOR COMPANIES

When awarding tenders for new mandates, companies/law departments can make use of Digitorney´s services for free – in all fields of business law and in more than 30 countries. On the basis of well and pre-defined criteria, Digitorney seeks and contacts the best suited law professionals/law firms, offering the optimal cost-benefit structure for the case at hand. Additionally, Digitorney works up and processes the underlying facts of the case, so that the chosen law firm can jump right in with a meaningful understanding of the case without going through the often cost and time consuming fact-finding process. For this service, Digitorney charges the mandated law firm on a one time basis only.

FOR LAWYERS

FOR LAWYERS

Digitorney delivers professional assignments that adapt to your private life and, at the same time, allow you to work on high level cases of all colors and forms with high fee quotas – Digitorney endeavors to create such a reality for all law professionals on a global scale. Our novel approach to digital collaboration between business lawyers is directed at law professionals working for high profile law firms, for those who have been looking for a change in their career, or – for the few lucky or chosen ones among us who have managed to retire early and are now looking for the perfect balance between our professional and private lives.

Pool Attorney Services

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Digitorney: Involve seasoned law professionals in a flexible way

At Digitorney, we believe that excellent legal advice requires focused work and longstanding experience. Hence our pool of lawyers consists of professionals with exceptional expertise in their field of law as well as outstanding academic achievements. These services may be used only by corporate law firms and always in the most suitable manner for each of their cases. Individual pool lawyer´s profiles can be accessed using Digitorney´s digital tools.

Public procurement law, PPP and environmental law expert (m)

Public procurement law, PPP and environmental law expert (m)

  • Country: Belgium
  • Expert level: Managing Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in Belgium since 2008
  • Specializes in litigation (administrative and civil courts) for and advice to clients in the field of public law, especially zoning law in the broad sense of the word and environmental law.
  • 5+ years of experience working for a leading international law firm
  • Regular speaker and author of publications in his special field of expertise
  • Counsel at boutique law firm since 2013
  • Languages: Dutch (native), English (professional), French (professional)
Real estate and construction law expert (f)

Real estate and construction law expert (f)

  • Country: Belgium
  • Expert level: Managing Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in Belgium since 2006
  • Specialized in real estate and construction law
  • Focus on domestic as well as foreign clients
  • 8+ years of experience working for two leading Belgian law firms
  • Recommended in Legal500
  • Partner of boutique law firm since 2014
  • Languages: Dutch (native), French (native), English (professional)
EU and trade law expert (m)

EU and trade law expert (m)

  • Country: Belgium
  • Expert level: Executive Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in Belgium since 1984
  • Specialized in EU law (regulatory and litigation) and trade law (WTO and anti-dumping)
  • Experience in more than 70 cases before the CJEU and the EFTA court
  • Frequent speaker on e.g. conferences and academic events
  • Recommended in Legal500, Chambers Global
  • Partner/co-owner of boutique law firm since 2011
  • Languages: Dutch (native), French (native), English (professional)
ICT and contract law expert (m)

ICT and contract law expert (m)

  • Country: Belgium
  • Expert level: Managing Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in Belgium since 2008
  • Specialized in ICT related law, e.g. privacy regulations, contract law
  • 8+ years of experience working for two leading Belgian law firms
  • Self-employed since 2016
  • Languages: Dutch (native), French (native), English (professional)
Labor law expert (f)

Labor law expert (f)

  • Country: Belgium
  • Expert level: Executive Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in Belgium since 2000
  • Specialized in Belgian labor law
  • 12+ years of experience working for leading Benelux law firm
  • Partner/co-owner of boutique law firm since 2014
  • Languages: Dutch (native), French (native), English (professional), German (professional)
Labor and corporate law expert

Labor and corporate law expert

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Expert level: Managing Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in The Netherlands since 2006
  • Specialized in Dutch labor and corporate law
  • 3+ years of experience working for leading Benelux law firm, plus 2+ years of experience working for midsized Dutch law firm
  • Partner/co-owner of boutique law firm since 2011
  • Regularly involved in projects for large leading Dutch law firms, temporarily strengthening their teams
Corporate litigation expert

Corporate litigation expert

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Expert level: Executive Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in The Netherlands since 1996
  • Specialized in Dutch corporate litigation with a focus on directors’, supervisory directors‘ and shareholders‘ liability, contractual disputes, fraud, international private law and complex legal proceedings
  • 13+ years of experience working for leading Benelux law firm
  • Partner/co-owner of boutique law firm since 2015
M&A, buy-outs, funding rounds and joint venture expert

M&A, buy-outs, funding rounds and joint venture expert

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Expert level: Executive Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in The Netherlands since 2002
  • Specialized in buy-outs, funding rounds, joint ventures and M&A
  • Client focus private equity houses, venture capitalists, management, industrial companies
  • 8+ years of experience working for leading Benelux law firm, including 1+ years experience working in the USA
  • Partner/co-owner of boutique law firm since 2010
Financial transactions expert

Financial transactions expert

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Expert level: Managing Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in The Netherlands since 2005
  • Specialized in financial and securities law, with special focus on financial products
  • Client focus banks, financial services providers, investment funds, crowdfunding platforms, fintech companies, credit unions, investment firms, insurance companies
  • 9 years of experience working for leading Dutch law firms
  • Partner of boutique law firm since 2014
Environmental and administrative law expert

Environmental and administrative law expert

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Expert level: Executive Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in The Netherlands since 2000
  • Specialized in Dutch environmental and administrative law
  • 6+ years of experience working in the chemical industry, 6+ years of experience working for leading Benelux law firm
  • Partner/founder of boutique law firm since 2006
  • Member of VMA, VMR and VAR
Commercial arbitration expert

Commercial arbitration expert

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Expert level: Managing Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in The Netherlands since 2004
  • Specialized in Dutch and international commercial arbitration
  • 11+ years of experience working for midsized Dutch law firms
  • Associate professor at Dutch university since 2008
  • Attorney at boutique law firm since 2015
Corporate income tax compliance expert

Corporate income tax compliance expert

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Expert level: Executive Digitorney
  • Tax advisor in The Netherlands since 1994
  • Specialized in Dutch corporate income tax compliance for multinational and national companies
  • Client focus credit insurance companies, investment firms, pension funds, telecom, pharmaceutical and publishing companies
  • 20+ years of experience working for a leading Benelux law firm
  • Own practice since 2015
  • Regularly involved in projects for large leading Dutch law firms and tax advising firms, temporarily strengthening their teams
IP law expert

IP law expert

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Expert level: Executive Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in The Netherlands since 2000
  • Specialized in trademarks, designs, trade names, copyright, misleading and comparative advertising, unfair trade practices and promotional actions, as well as in media law
  • Client focus on fashion industry
  • 7+ years of experience working for leading international law firm, 7+ years of experience working for boutique law firm of which she is a partner since 2014
Insurance, liability and contract law expert

Insurance, liability and contract law expert

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Expert level: Executive Digitorney
  • Attorney at law in The Netherlands since 2000
  • Specialized in property damages, technical insurances, professional and directors’ liability, life insurances, general insurance law
  • 9+ years of experience working for leading Dutch law firm, 1+ years of experience working as a deputy judge at the district court in Rotterdam
  • Partner/founder of boutique law firm since 2009
Tax conflict resolution expert

Tax conflict resolution expert

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Expert level: Executive Digitorney
  • Tax specialist/ advisor in The Netherlands since 1974
  • Specialized in national and international conflict resolution (major disputes taxpayer and tax administration)
  • 5+ years of experience as a tax inspector for the Dutch tax authorities, 19+ years of experience working for the Dutch Ministry of Finance, 16+ years of experience working for leading Benelux law firm

Mandate Services

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Digitorney: Mandate assignment and fact finding for corporate legal departments

Digitorney renders services to companies/legal departments for free that safeguard professional quality and help save costs: when it comes to business law matters, we identify suitable lawyers – irrespective of the law firm type or size – in the applicable legal field and the requested jurisdiction. Based on criteria defined during Digitorney’s professionals briefing of the case, we identify the best legal candidates in terms of both quality and price. In addition, we use our detailed fact-finding to create a robust digital briefing, including a structured memorandum of status to hand off to the mandated attorney upon selection. In this way, the optimal lawyer for the individual case can be selected based on verifiable criteria, simultaneously limiting the time and money often spent searching for the right counsel while improving the client’s ultimate result.. Digitorney’s remuneration for the information package is paid by the mandated law firm.

STEP 1: BRIEFING

STEP 1: BRIEFING

First, we thoroughly evaluate the situation in a conference call or meeting with the company/legal department, preparing a case summary and evaluation typically conducted and billed by the mandated law firm. We develop a detailed digital case file of facts and figures, deriving an initial agenda and distillation of the potential legal issues as a preparatory step.

STEP 2: SELECTION CRITERIA

STEP 2: SELECTION CRITERIA

Working closely with the company/legal department we define selection criteria in terms of attorneys who can belong to every type and size of law firms. Comparable to legal panels, we rigorously evaluate factors such as professional expertise, track record, and team size with regards to needs of the respective case.

STEP 3: SEARCH

STEP 3: SEARCH

Digitorney scours its comprehensive proprietary network, built over many years, of attorneys and law firms from all over the world. We bring companies/legal departments in touch with high-caliber attorneys from the requested jurisdiction and legal field at attractive terms and conditions. In this respect, our scope is not limited to a certain law firm pool but we proactively invite all potentially suitable attorneys to submit an offer based on a briefing.

STEP 4: SELECTION & MANDATE

STEP 4: SELECTION & MANDATE

Finally, Digitorney presents the corporate legal department with a short list comprising suitably expert candidates and their offers for review and selection. The selected attorney or law firm receives Digitorney’s comprehensive digital case information package, and pays for this special service.

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Digital Collaboration Platform for legal mandates

Based on Intralinks technology, Digitorney provides corporate law firms and pool attorneys from Benelux with a unique digital tool allowing for virtual collaboration. Our data room enables all parties to upload files and to exchange working results – no emails, no hassle, everything in place to concentrate on what you do best: serve the needs of your clients. LOGIN

Expertise

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Digitorney: Professional Expertise for Pool Attorney and Mandate Services

Professional expertise is paramount when corporate law firms want to involve specialized attorneys in their mandates or when companies/legal departments look for suitable attorneys in a certain legal field or jurisdiction, professional expertise is paramount.  Digitorney’s Pool Attorney Service and Mandate Service cover a broad spectrum of legal fields and sector expertise.  Through direct individual interviews, well-sourced references, and frank feedback from sub-mandated law firms, we affirm the value our Pool Attorneys bring to the table. We have patiently built a global folio of exceptional attorneys and law firms through research and recommendations designed to identify the market-leading players in each country and legal field.

 

About

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Digitorney: About – us for you

Digitorney stands for legal top performance – provided for international corporate law firms by digital means. Our virtual pool of lawyers, consisting of highly qualified experts coming from all fields of corporate law, is available on a flexible basis for temporary use in complex legal cases, short-term research requests as well as for long-term legal cases.

Digitorney provides for lawyers having gained experience working in corporate law firms or legal departments the ideal platform to obtain an optimized work-life balance: after a parental leave or in the event of professional changes (e.g. early „retirement“ – for the lucky ones among us…), Digitorney enables highly qualified lawyers to work for corporate law firms on a freelance basis at any time and from anywhere while gaining an attractive income. In addition, both sole practitioners and law firm boutiques can strengthen their deal pipeline through Digitorney. Moreover, students and law clerks are able to gain premium experiences and to knit a qualified network.

Team

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We all love what we do

Digitorney banks on a diverse team with management experience in corporate law firms, seasoned lawyers and digital natives. We are convinced that our business model requires a good mixture of entrepreneurial, highly energetic and disruptive mindset as well as rock-solid traditional legal advisory know-how. Digitorney brings it all together and lets its clients benefit from premium leadership consultancy across the globe.

Gaby Baaijens

Gaby Baaijens

Gaby Baaijens is Head of Digitorney Benelux. She worked over twelve years for the The Hague, Amsterdam and Frankfurt (Germany) offices of the largest Benelux law firm and over three years for a Big4 accounting firm where she was responsible for the „German Desk”. Since March 2015, Gaby is an entrepreneur developing new tools and activities focusing on international finance and (tax) law. In parallel, Gaby lectures and publishes articles frequently on international tax law topics.

Dr. Ruediger Theiselmann

Dr. Ruediger Theiselmann

Dr. Ruediger Theiselmann, LL.M.oec. is Chairman and Head of Western Europe at Digitorney. He works as an attorney in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and used to be an executive partner in the management team of a law firm. Prior to that, he worked for two banks and served as Head of Corporate Center in the investment banking division. He gained experience in establishing digital business models in the financial and media sector. Jointly with his team at Huckberg GmbH, he implements strategic projects and corporate ventures worldwide. In parallel, Ruediger is a lecturer in business laws at the University of Cologne and the European Business School in Wiesbaden.

Oleg Rivkin

Oleg Rivkin

Oleg Rivkin is Head of North America at Digitorney based in New York City. He looks back on nearly 25 years’ experience as attorney and partner in U.S. law firms and specializes in international litigation. In 2016, he founded his own law firm in Manhattan and is responsible for Digitorney’s operations in the U.S. and Canada.

Tobias Fabian Huinink, MBA

Tobias Fabian Huinink, MBA

Tobias Fabian Huinink, MBA is Head of Digitorney Asia. He worked for a world-leading recycling and environment group as well as raw material supplier where he headed the corporate development in China for several years. Thereafter he joined a law firm in Hamburg as a Partner and has advised the owners as well as the senior management of Asian investors in terms of acquisitions in Europe with special focus commercial real estate.

Maria Flavia do Amaral, LL.M.

Maria Flavia do Amaral, LL.M.

Maria Flavia do Amaral is Head of South America at Digitorney. She studied law and economics in Brasil, USA and Germany and received an LL.M. in the USA. Prior to joining Digitorney, she worked for international corporate law firms in Brasil and Germany, co-founded and managed (for four years) a logistics-servicer in Brasil; at the same time, she has been working on her doctoral thesis at the University of Cologne. Since 2016 she is in charge of the establishment of Digitorney’s operations and network in South America.

Lutz-Philipp Lange

Lutz-Philipp Lange

Lutz-Philipp Lange is Head of Real Estate Solutions at Digitorney und develops individual real estate projects tailored to the needs of corporate law firms. He looks back on more than 15 years’ experience in commercial real estates. After having finished his apprenticeship in banking and his legal education, he received an MBA and joined a real estate group where he was responsible for the asset management department. Thereafter, we worked for a real estate fund. In parallel, he is a Managing Partner at Rohrer Real Estate Management GmbH based in Frankfurt am Main.

Offices

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Digitorney: Call us around the globe

Digitorney runs five hubs in various jurisdictions and covers more than 30 countries worldwide. Our regional heads coordinate all activities in the respective region and make sure that corporate law firms find the right pool-lawyers.

Digitorney Benelux: +31(0)6 36 52 38 25 or mandate(at)digitorney.com

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Digitorney Benelux

Cuserstraat 93
NL-1081 CN Amsterdam
Netherlands

Phone: +31(0)6 36 52 38 25

Email: amsterdam@digitorney.com

>> Head of Benelux: Gaby Baaijens

Frankfurt (HQ)

Frankfurt (HQ)

Digitorney Headquarters

Untermainkai 20
D-60329 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Phone: +49(0)69 254 74 202-0
Email: frankfurt@digitorney.com

>> Chairman: Dr. Ruediger Theiselmann

London

London

Digitorney Western Europe

110 Philbeach Gardens
London SW5 9ET
United Kingdom

Phone: +44(0) 758.427.8343
Email: london@digitorney.com

>> Head of Digitorney Western Europe: Dr. Ruediger Theiselmann

New York

New York

Digitorney North America

800 Third Avenue, Suite 2501
New York City, New York 10022
United States of America

Phone: +1 212.231.977
Email: newyork@digitorney.com

>> Head of Digitorney North America: Oleg Rivkin

São Paulo

São Paulo

Digitorney South America

Av. Cidade Jardim, 803 Jardim Paulistano
São Paulo 01453-000
Brasil

Phone: +55 41.9949.5020
Email: saopaulo@digitorney.com

>> Head of Digitorney South America: Maria Flavia do Amaral

Shanghai

Shanghai

Digitorney Asia

506 South Huang Pi Nan Road
Building 11
Shanghai 200000
China

Phone: +86 186.11099.906
Email: shanghai@digitorney.com

>> Head of Digitorney Asia: Tobias Fabian Huinink, MBA

Strategic Partners

Digitorney: We bank on strong relationships

In Benelux, we collaborate with selected strategic partners across disciplines and continents in order to provide premium business development services to corporate law firms:

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