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George Lobé
Senior partner

Wolfgang Sakulin
Lawyer

Corine van Vuren
Partner

Wilfred Veldstra
Senior partner

Dojera Wahid-Manusama
Lawyer

George Lobé

“Is there anything more characteristic of Rotterdam than a ship in the port? And if it’s called ‘Rotterdam’ to boot... Our birthplace with a mentality I embrace.”

George Lobé

Advice before proceedings

Born and raised in Rotterdam. From the south. Not afraid to roll up his sleeves. Curious. A fascination for doing business, which is why he became an entrepreneur. A focus on corporate law and insolvency law. Advice where possible, proceedings where necessary.

Human work and subject content

Stands alongside his clients. They refer to him as accessible, reliable and involved. He sees that as completely normal. “Sound work is the foundation. It is a combination of human work and subject content.” He likes to be in the vanguard. Not so surprising, as a runner. The basketball court used to be his territory, now it’s the tarmac around Rotterdam. From the National Championships on the track to the Rotterdam Marathon.




Wolfgang Sakulin

“For me, Rotterdam Central Station is an architectural highlight of the new Rotterdam. It’s great how it is located right next to the Groot Handelsgebouw, an icon of post-war reconstruction. I do lots of international business, and Rotterdam Central Central is often my point of departure for that. Quite literally! When I return, it is my way into the city. A defining presence.”

Wolfgang Sakulin

Complex, preferably

Originally from Austria, but stayed in the Netherlands for love. Having spent two years at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and studying human rights, he decided to do a PhD in the field of media law and intellectual property. This field is very close to his heart. Especially if it is complex and relates to technology in some way.

Making decisions for the long term

Is just as careful in his proceedings as he is in his relationships with clients. “You draw on the subject of law for certainty, but in practice it all comes down to good communication. Solutions also need to be effective in the long run. You need to make decisions, but not just go for the quick and easy option.” Wolfgang enjoys travelling to ‘unusual’ holiday destinations with his family: Armenia, Georgia, Mongolia… and he would really like to have more time to dedicate to kite-surfing again.




Corine van Vuren

“For me, Hotel New York not only represents Rotterdam; it also represents new possibilities. That’s also how I see my work. We support entrepreneurs who want to exploit opportunities.”

Corine van Vuren

The essence

“Knowledge is great, but it only becomes relevant when you apply it.” A typical statement from Corine. Loves getting back to the essence of things. “So that entrepreneurs can do their stuff.” Comes from an entrepreneurial family and understands that you sometimes need to solve issues commercially and don’t have to go all out in legal terms.

Walking encyclopaedia and discussion partner

Corine is a fighter and doesn’t give up easily. She is a walking encyclopaedia and discussion partner when it comes to all things related to corporate law. From contracts to employment law and, every now and then, a divorce. It characterises how she assists her clients. Personally, taking account of the human dimension and in view of the underlying interests. This is reflected by the fact that she is involved with the Present in Rotterdam Foundation in her free time.




Wilfred Veldstra

“The Market Hall symbolises how I view my work. An amalgamation of technical craftsmanship and creativity, with a unique result every time. With imagination as a starting point. Looking beyond borders.”

Wilfred Veldstra

Music, construction and law

Genuine attention. Two key words in his work. He started off in the field of music, but soon after joined the construction sector, where he worked independently in the field of restoration. He studied law in the evenings. He has stuck with all three disciplines; music is a hobby. In addition to corporate law, he also specialises in international and national construction law. He was one of the founding members of the international group of offices Legal Netlink Alliance. He is an adviser to politicians and the director of business and social organisations. He gives post-academic masterclasses to construction professionals.

Act preventively

Someone who wants to get to know his clients properly, from the work hut to the boardroom. Is often involved in the earliest stages of the planning process. The human dimension and relationships are key, also in major corporations. “Act preventively”. “Creative solutions with respect for all involved parties”. “Prevent proceedings”. Gets his teeth into the sector and the markets in which his clients operate. With a smile on his face, he refers to it as market knowledge as a legal area. Just like in his jazz band or when rustling something up in his kitchen: technology and creativity can’t exist without each other.




Dojera Wahid-Manusama

“I don’t only feel like a world citizen. Lots of points of the compass come together in me. A bit like the World Museum. I often go there and feel at home. The world is my stage; this applies to my work too.”

Dojera Wahid-Manusama

Detective

Bordewijk’s novel Karakter planted the seed for her to want to become a lawyer. Ever since then, it has been her passion. She even worked at a detective agency when she was only at secondary school. It is now corporate law in the broadest sense, with a focus on employment law. She is also very skilled when it comes to mediation.

International

Curious, involved, with a preference for international affairs, whether or not in cooperation with colleagues from Legal Network Alliance. Always looking for the best solution, which may sometimes involve settling things as quickly and advantageously as possible. A lawyer for more than 25 years. Proud of the fact that her very first client is still her client today.