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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.


Selin Özgül


Before joining FORSYTE, Selin Özgül has gained experience working at a bank and a civil law notary’s office. As paralegal, she supports the team in a broad range of matters and ensures apt and realtime communications with clients and third parties. She is a team player with total dedication to clients interests.

Selin is the go-to contact person for FORSYTE’s Turkish speaking clients.


Wahab Karim


A. Wahab Karim graduated at the University of Leiden in law, fiscal law and corporate law. His ambition is supporting entrepeneurs in solving problems in their business operations and especially in financial problems. He likes complex problems, but off course he will also help you in smaller cases. In giving advice as well as dispute resolution.

With his background and his mastery of the Farsi language he is a credit to the team.