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LAWYER/OWNERAnnemarie Govers-Schotten

Annemarie is hugely knowledgeable about the real estate market. Before she was admitted to the Netherlands Bar [Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten] (1998), she worked as a lawyer and real estate expert at the Development Agency of the Municipality of Amsterdam [Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Amsterdam] (OGA). She is also a qualified estate agent and professional mediator.
She is passionate about her work and about helping her clientele, which includes lessors and lessees of commercial property, real estate developers, estate agents, Owners’ Associations and private individuals. Throughout the years Annemarie has specialised in neighbours’ rights and obligations, the law governing Owners’ Associations, rent law and problems relating to the ownership of immovable property.

LawyerNicolet Don

Nicolet Don has been a lawyer since 1994 and is  part of the Amstel Advocaten team since January 2022. Nicolet started her career as a lawyer on Sint Maarten (NA), was subsequently a partner at MolenaarAbeln Advocaten and worked as a real estate specialist at De Vos en Partners Advocaten for the past 6 years.

Her “hands on” mentality is appreciated by her clients. She is clear, realistic and has a decent dose of humor. Nicolet advises her clients in the field of real estate, in particular in the field of tenancy law for commercial space, the civil aspects of construction law and VVE law. She is also well versed in contract law. Nicolet has a lot of litigation experience. If it comes to a legal dispute, she will of course get the most out of a case for her clients. However, she will certainly advise her clients not to litigate unnecessarily.

Nicolet speaks Dutch, English and German.

LawyerSarah van der Salm

Sarah was admitted to the Bar after obtaining her degree in Dutch law in Amsterdam in 2009. She is part of the Amstel Advocaten team since 2011. Among other things she is involved in advising and conducting legal proceedings in the field of tenancy law. Sarah assists landlords and tenants and and has a good eye for the interests of both. She is a real problem solver.

Sarah also advises many local Owners’ Associations and assists Owners’ Association members who do not feel their voice is being heard. Her day-to-day work also covers construction law and disputes relating to servitudes.

Sarah speaks Dutch and English fluently.


LawyerSebastiaan Kieffer

Sebastiaan was admitted to the Bar in 2014. After that, Sebastiaan gained wide-ranging experience in company law, insolvency law and VvE law. His real passion is real estate law.

He litigates and advises specifically in the field of the law governing Owners’ Associations, neighbours’ rights and obligations, rent law and attachment and execution law. As a result, Sebastiaan is regularly in court.

Besides his court-based work he frequently gives presentations about new legal developments to various companies, associations or interest groups such as firms of bailiffs, associations of estate agents, business associations and Owners’ Associations.

LawyerBob de Jager

Bob is part of our team since 2016.  At first he worked at Amstel Advocaten as a trainee and since his graduation in October 2020 as paralegal. In March 2021 Bob started with the renewed professional training for lawyers at the Dutch Bar Association (NOvA). In this training the core values of lawyers are explicitly anchored. Bob’s keen legal eye is a key asset in his work for Amstel Advocaten. He is calm, enthousiastic, responsible and reliable.

Law firm registration

The advocates listed below have registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal areas:

a. mr. A Govers is registered for real estate law, neighbours’ rights and obligations, easement law, construction law, rent law and Dutch civil procedural law;

b. mr. N.M. Don is registered for  contractlaw;

c. mr. S. van der Salm is registered for real estate law, neighbours’ rights and obligations, easement law, construction law and rent law;

d. mr. S.R. Kieffer is registered for real estate law, neighbours’ rights and obligations, easement law, construction law and Dutch civil procedural law.

Based on this registration, they are 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.


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