Sofie van Londen

Advocaat NL | Solicitor AU | Attorney USA

Sofie is legal specialist in commercial transactions particularly in the tech, hightech and energy sectors. She negotiates, documents and advises data driven businesses, accelerators, social ventures, start-ups, scale-ups and mature business, joint research and exploitation projects in profit and not-for-profit settings.  

After more than 20 years in large top corporate law firms in New York City US, Sydney Australia and Amsterdam The Netherlands, she set up a niche practice in 2011 focussing on innovation solving climate change and data use issues.  She keeps the practice nimble working seemlessly with  client’s  teams.

Sofie advises on corporate governance particularly on digitalisation and ESG compliance.  She chairs the greater Amsterdam Non-Executive Directors division of NCD, the Dutch Association of Directors and Non-Executive Directors. She herself holds executive, non-executive/supervisory and advisory board positions.

Through ecoDa and NCD, Sofie presents the voice of NL directors to the EU regulatory bodies.

Sofie teaches accredited law courses in her field as well as negotiation skills. She presents and publishes, time permitting. 

She spent time as a US attorney focusing on commercial transactions in New York City, with Paul Weiss, and later moved to Australia, where she specialised in commercial transactions in tech and became partner with HWL Ebsworth and later General Counsel of a listed telecommunications company. Sofie returned to The Netherlands in 2004 and returned to NautaDutilh, where she started in 1986.

Sofie grew up in The Hague and completed grammar school there. She studied and graduated law school with a masters in Leiden and went to New York City for an additional masters at Columbia Law School, on a full-tuition waiver based on her results in Leiden.

Sofie van Londen has registered corporate commercial law as principal legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister). For this registration, she is required to obtain at least ten training credits per calendar year in corporate commercial legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.