Merel is a partner in the Corporate Law team of Holla legal & tax. She specialises in corporate & commercial litigation and has extensive experience in the field of liability law and contracts. She has a special interest in franchising (disputes).

Merel advises businesses in designing contracts, in order to prevent disputes in the future. When a dispute arises despite this, she will attempt to reach an agreement through a dialogue between the affected parties. At times, however, it will be necessary to take a matter to court. In this case, Merel will protect the interests of her clients, she is fully committed and has extensive experience in legal proceedings.

Merel is a professor at the Academy of Laws and the Professional Training for lawyers. She is a member of the supervisory board of Museum Eindhoven, of the Rotary Club in Eindhoven-South, and of the business club of soccer team PSV.

Track Record

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2016 - now, Holla legal & tax
    Partner | Lawyer
  • 2014 - 2016, Fender Advocaten
  • 2010 - 2014, Deterink Advocaten en Notarissen (now Taylor Wessing)
  • 2003 - 2010, Holland Van Gijzen Advocaten en Notarissen


  • 2008, Grotius Academy
    Specialty Course Business and Liability
  • 1998 - 2003, Tilburg University
    Dutch Law

Side activities

  • Rotary Eindhoven Zuid
  • PSV Businessclub
  • Eindhoven Museum Foundation
    Member Supervisory Board
  • Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk and Beroepsopleiding voor Advocaten
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