Pro bono

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 and, in several cases, address a fundamental legal principle. Our advice frequently focuses on complex issues of civil, administrative, corporate or human rights law.

Pro bono requests

Requests for pro bono assistance are assessed by our pro bono committee, which is an initiative of Stibbe members and consists of lawyers with expertise in various areas of law. The assessment is made in light of the following criteria:

Pro bono at Stibbe

When the pro bono commission 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.

Request for pro bono assistance (Stibbe Amsterdam)

Stibbe in Amsterdam receives requests for pro bono assistance from within its own network or from Pro Bono Connect, the clearing house in which Stibbe is actively involved. If you would like to submit a request for pro bono assistance to Stibbe's pro bono committee, please complete and submit the intake form below. The pro bono committee will review your request and let you know as soon as possible whether your case qualifies for pro bono assistance.

Pro Bono Intake Form (English)

Pro Bono Aanmeldformulier (Dutch)

Pro bono cases

A small selection of pro bono cases that we have undertaken can be found below.

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Stibbe advises ArmenTekort

The NGO ArmenTekort offers help to disadvantaged families and especially children to prevent them from dropping out of school (Project ‘Elk Kind Telt’). The organisation cooperates closely with schools and performs individual follow-ups of family situations and the performance and evolution of children. Stibbe has advised ArmenTekort on data processing and GDPR compliance.

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Stibbe advises PAG-ASA

PAG-ASA is a non-governmental organisation that provides quality assistance to victims of human trafficking and focuses on their recovery and (re-)integration into society. Collaborating closely with the relevant authorities, PAG-ASA also actively participates in the fight against trafficking networks at both national and international levels. Over the past years, Stibbe has collaborated with PAG-ASA by providing pro bono legal aid to victims and representing them before the criminal courts.

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Stibbe advises Dierenartsen zonder grenzen / Vétérinaires sans Frontières Belgium

Dierenartsen zonder grenzen / Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium helps livestock keepers in nine African countries to build a better future. The NGO vaccinates animals, takes care of herds and helps the population to improve their livestock farming and everything that is connected to it. Stibbe has assisted VSF with pro bono legal advice regarding GDPR compliance.

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Stibbe advises Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder will continue to receive a subsidy during the arts plan period of 2021-2024. This will guarantee the survival of the second-oldest museum in Amsterdam long into the future. Stibbe has assisted Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder on a pro bono basis in the objection procedure, and advised on the possible legal steps.

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Stibbe advises Clara Wichmann and NJCM on ‘Nu Niet Zwanger’ project

The Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports has imposed new obligations on the 'Nu Niet Zwanger' project of the GGD as a result of administrative appeal proceedings initiated by Bureau Clara Wichmann and the Dutch Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (NJCM). Stibbe assisted Bureau Clara Wichmann and the NJCM pro bono in these administrative appeal proceedings.