Careers in our Amsterdam Office

Simmons & Simmons’ Dutch office was first established in 1888 and has since developed a strong presence and reputation in the Netherlands. Since 2006, the office has been located at the Zuidas, the centre of the Amsterdam business district.

There is a great selection of restaurants and bars in the area for lunch, dinner or after work drinks, but we also have a restaurant and bar in the Amsterdam office (see the videos below for a visual tour).

Careers at Simmons & Simmons

Our clients, people and culture ensure that we are recognised as a leading global law firm. Our sector focus is at the heart of our business. We look to recruit high performing individuals who will help the firm achieve its potential, and who want to develop their career in an innovative and collaborative environment where your development is truly invested in.

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Legal Practice Areas

Our Amsterdam office reflects the overall firm structure: there are four main international practice groups, and we have qualified lawyers working in the following areas:

Our reputation in Amsterdam is particularly strong within the Dispute Resolution department, where we receive regular recognition across practice areas in leading directories.

Year round we are looking to expand our teams and welcome experienced lawyers to apply. Being based in one of Simmons & Simmons’ Amsterdam practice groups means being part of a truly international and integrated network. We encourage our lawyers to not only refer business across practice groups in the Amsterdam office, especially through our sector focus, but all of our lawyers are also encouraged to attend regular meetings with their international colleagues and clients, creating a genuine, truly international culture.

Please see profiles to learn more about some of our lawyers in Amsterdam and around the network to understand more about why they chose Simmons & Simmons and how their careers have developed at the firm.

We aim to be a first choice law firm for clients in the world’s fastest growing industries and therefore take time to understand the distinct demands that each client faces in order to provide a meaningful and valued service. We do this by offering deep commercial knowledge of each of our key sectors which underpin our four international practice groups. See our sector focus.

Business Services

Our business services employees are integral to the success of the firm. Our aim is to deliver excellent client service, so we are always looking for people who are committed to providing the highest level of support to our lawyers.

Working alongside leaders in their field, and supporting the growth of an ambitious international firm, brings challenges and superb prospects for career development. Our business services teams in Amsterdam include:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Professional Support Officers/Assistants
  • Secretarial.
Rewards and Benefits

We offer a generous rewards package in line with our position as a leading international law firm.


We want people to enjoy working together at Simmons & Simmons and that means creating the opportunity to get to know your colleagues and have fun, as well as working together. Example events and clubs include:

Social events

Each practice group has an annual ski-trip, there is an annual Christmas party and, more recently, we have had summer parties on our roof terrace.

Sports and social clubs

The Amsterdam office is actively involved in several sport activities, such as field hockey competitions between other law firms, bike races and runs for charity. There is also a yearly field hockey competition between the London and the Amsterdam office. We have our own bar in the building to host client and social events. To learn more about the office, see the visual tours below.

Click the videos below to take a tour of our office: 

Lisa Durian, Advocaat-Stagiair, Employment 

Pieter de Visser, Associate, Corporate & Commercial