Frank Doornik


Frank advices on national and international pension issues, including the establishment, amendment, transfer and closure of pension plans and pension providers.

He works for large and medium sized companies, pension providers (pension funds, insurance companies and PPI's) and their administrators. He is also experienced in advising on the pension aspects of complex (multi-jurisdictional) M&A transactions. Frank represents a wide array of clients in disputes related to pension schemes and arrangements.

He has practised in pension law for over 25 years and is a leading practitioner in the field. Frank regularly publishes and lectures on subjects in his field, and is a member of various professional associations.

Praised for his "thorough and in-depth knowledge of pensions law" and described as "a sharp thinker and analyst who is good to work with and willing to be critical" by market sources.
Chambers Europe, 2017



Admitted as advocaat, Netherlands, 1997.

Listed in the register of legal practice areas of the Dutch Bar Association for Arbeidsrecht/Pensioenen (Employment/Pensions law) and Verzekeringsrecht (Insurance law).


LLM, University of Utrecht (The Netherlands), 1989


Dutch, English
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