Mr. L.M. Smelik



Lotte Smelik joined Wijn & Stael in 2020. She concentrates her practice across the spectrum of corporate & financial litigation, corporate law and contract law. Lotte represents shareholders and companies entangled in disputes, liability proceedings, contractual disputes (commercial litigation) and inquiry proceedings.

Persistent in Solving Complex Legal Issues

Lotte is an enthusiastic and dedicated attorney. Through personal involvement, she quickly understands the client’s situation and needs and employs her keen analytical skills to solve complex issues creatively and logically. “Working with clients inspires me to deliver creative solutions that serve their interests and the overarching social interest.”

Training and Experience in Civil Law

Lotte attended the honors program at Utrecht Law College and has extensive civil law training. She gained early practical experience within the judiciary and the legal profession as well as from the administrative positions she has held. She thrives in a dynamic environment where development and cooperation are high priority.

Professional activities & memberships

  • Board member of the Young Bar Central Netherlands (Chairman)
  • Member of the Corporate Litigation Association
  • Member of the Association of Young Litigation Lawyers

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Laws, 2018, Utrecht Law College
  • Private Law, cum laude, 2020, University of Amsterdam

Publications from Lotte Smelik

De maatschappelijke onderneming als kersverse BVm of als oude vertrouwde coöperatie?

Het Nederlandse ondernemersklimaat voor maatschappelijke ondernemingen is (nog) niet optimaal. De auteur concludeert in deze bijdrage dat zowel de kersverse BVm als de oude vertrouwde coöperatie knel...

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Het ontslag van de bestuurders van Stichting Hulptroepen Alliantie op grond van artikel 2:298 BW

Inleiding Op 28 april 2022 schorst de Rechtbank Amsterdam Sywert van Lienden en Bernd Damme als bestuurders van Stichting Hulptroepen Alliantie vanwege hun rol bij de ‘mondkapjesaffaire’ (ECLI:NL:...

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