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The Forsyte Team

Forsyte Lawyers specializes in litigating in (business) disputes. Lawyers Simon van Zijll and Danish Siddiqui will, as experienced litigation lawyers, assist you in legal proceedings in the Netherlands

We mainly operate in cases concerning corporate (criminal) law, insolvency law, real estate ,rental law, employment law, administrative law, contract law and M&A.

Mr. van Zijll is also part of the small group of lawyers specialized in investment arbitration in the Netherlands.

We are hardcore litigation lawyers and always put the interests of our clients first. If you do not directly benefit from a procedure or extensive legal investigation, our extrajudicial negotiations and practical approach offer a strong solution. We do our utmost for you: decisiveness, expertise, innovation and commitment characterize our working method.

Simon van Zijll

Attorney-at-Law / managing partner

Simon W. van Zijll is active as attorney-at-law since 2007. He previously worked at NautaDutilh and was a partner at Yuen Law Firm. In 2013, he founded Forsyte Attorneys-at-Law. His mission: challenging the status quo, by providing entrepreneurs with complete legal support. Mr. Van Zijll is part of the small group of lawyers specialised in investment arbitration in the Netherlands.

Simon also has extensive expertise in corporate law, commercial litigation and real estate law, among other things.

Faya Amien


Faya Amien graduated in financial law from Leiden University. Additionally, has she also accumulated knowledge of international law at Duke University. After completing her studies, she worked as a contract specialist at a large, international publishing company. Eventually did she make the switch to the legal profession. She now as a lawyer assists the enterprising clients of Forsyte Advocaten with her knowledge and experience.

Faya is fluent in German and Arabic, catering to many of FORSYTE’s international clients.

Danish Siddiqui


Danish A. Siddiqui is a graduate of the VU Amsterdam. He has been with Forsyte since 2016. Mr. Siddiqui is a passionate lawyer for whom the client's interests always come first. No matter how big or small the case is, Danish goes to great lengths, within the possibilities of the law, to negotiate the most optimal outcome.

He specialises in corporate law, tenancy law, real estate law, financial-economic criminal law and litigation.

Lucas Wortelboer


Nanda Eikelenboom


Nanda completed a bachelor's degree in Notarial Law at Utrecht University, where the focus was on private law. After completing her bachelor's degree, she successfully completed a master's degree in Commercial Legal Practice (private law). With previous experience in judiciary practice and consultancy, she consciously chose a career in law.

Nanda started at Forsyte Advocaten on July 1, 2024. She enthusiastically handles a wide range of corporate legal issues. She has a strong interest in entrepreneurs and the commercial sector and she looks forward to further specializing in areas of law relevant to the business industry.

Joey Lievense


In addition to his law studies, Joey has gained experience at another law firm. With this experience, Joey is able to solve complex legal issues and provide clients with appropriate advice.

Working in a team where everyone works hard to achieve the best for the client suits Joey well. At Forsyte Advocaten he is given the space to further develop in law. It is common that as a legal employee you mainly carry out administrative work, but this is not the case at Forsyte.

Joey handles his own files, but also carries out supporting work in the files of his colleagues. There is an informal atmosphere in the workplace, where everyone can ask each other questions and often discuss legal issues.

Mohamed Abed


Mohamed is an Honours student of law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. With his perseverance and passion for the law, he goes out of his way to help clients with challenging legal issues.

At Forsyte lawyers, Mohamed gets the opportunity to use his legal talent to the benefit his clients. As a paralegal, he performs substantive tasks in addition to administrative duties. When performing these tasks, Mohamed goes to the edge, as his motto is: 'impossible' doesn't exist.

Specialities : corporate law, contract law, M&A, property law.