Pro bono

Through its pro bono commitment, Stibbe strives to use its legal expertise to make a real difference in projects of NGOs and to make a positive contribution to society. Each year, we handle a number of pro bono matters that have social significance or address a fundamental legal principle to the advancement of democracy and the rule of law, human rights, equality, arts and culture, or planetary health. Examples of specific cases are listed below.

Assessment of pro bono request 

Requests for pro bono assistance are assessed by our pro bono committee, which is an initiative of Stibbe members. In principle, the assessment is based on the following criteria:

Pro bono at Stibbe

When the pro bono committee decides to take on a case on a pro bono basis, the case is assigned to a team of lawyers within the firm with expertise in the relevant areas of law.

Pro bono requests for Stibbe Amsterdam

Our Amsterdam office receives requests for pro bono assistance through our network and partnerships. We are also pleased to accept requests for pro bono assistance via this website and the Dutch pro bono clearinghouse Pro Bono Connect. 

If you wish to submit a request via the website, please take a moment to fill out and submit the intake form provided below. Our dedicated pro bono committee will promptly assess your submission to determine whether it aligns with our pro bono commitment and criteria. We will inform you of the outcome of this assessment as soon as possible.

Pro Bono Intake Form (English)

Pro Bono Aanmeldformulier (Dutch)

Pro bono cases