Non-profit organisations


The non-profit sector is characterized by social entrepreneurship and economic development. The non-profit sector is dependent upon the public sector for funding. The management and control of organisations and institutions involved, increasingly revolve around the principles of good governance control and financial accountability. Government interference as well as European regulations have changed the non-profit sector. The concept profit has been given a different meaning due to the introduction of market forces.

The non-profit sector, due to its unique position, can have (legal) consequences for society. In addition to extensive legal knowledge on, for example, sector-specific topics such as governance, supervision and government intervention, it is also important for lawyers to have knowledge of the sector and its characteristics, so that the correct “tone of voice” is used for issues relating to, for example, labour law, liabilities and real estate.

We advise non-profit institutions, including non-profit associations and foundations as well as corporations and organisations in the healthcare sector. Our lawyers are well acquainted with the particulars of the non-profit sector and are up to date with current issues and changes.

Your first point of contact:

Arianne Klok

I grew up in an entrepreneurial family, so I know what ‘putting in hard work’ means and I understand the importance of quality. I have a realistic approach, and I am proactive. I always start with what is most important, to quickly get to the heart of the matter. Secondly, I look at what is possible, often resulting in a solution the client wasn’t aware of or hadn’t thought of. I take satisfaction in helping people when they get stuck, quickly discovering the legal rules, looking at the bigger picture, and pressing emotions to the background.

Arianne Klok's commercial practice focuses on the fields of real estate and corporate law. Her clients are starting and established entrepreneurs, healthcare institutions, real estate owners, landlords and tenants of residential and/or commercial space. She is involved in counselling and litigating, setting up or terminating various contracts, such as commercial collaborations, collaborations on the subject of separation of housing and care, or administrative tendering in the social domain. Arianne shares her thoughts with clients on an operational and management level, oversees processes, and strives for efficiency benefits.

Arianne Klok BBA (Bachelor Business Administration) has been working as a lawyer since 2008. In addition to Business Administration, she also studied Dutch Law at the University of Groningen, with a specialisation in Private Law and Business Law. Arianne has experience as a company lawyer at NDC-VBK publishers and was closely involved in the ISO certification of her previous law firm.