Paul Boontje

Lawyer / mediator / founding partner

'As a lawyer, I have internalised the ideas of mediation and made them part of my practice.'

‘I am proud of the development of Boontje Advocaten & Mediators since it was founded in 2001. We started as a small niche firm and grew into a large market player. Boontje has a style of its own and likes to play an important role in the broad field of employment law. Boontje plays in the Champions League. All the lawyers affiliated with our firm are special and have their own area of expertise. That is key to our Employment Law Plus formula. In recent years, I myself have developed towards mediation: a fundamentally different way of dealing with conflicts. Mediation has also brought a shift in my role and view of my tasks as a lawyer. A differentiation, or an enrichment even, of the noble legal profession. And one that often leads to broader solutions, with greater appeal and sustainability. I refer to this approach as mediation advocacy. I believe that mediation and further social development in that field will also lead to a revaluation of our profession. Mediation advocacy at Boontje will develop further and connects to mediation. I believe that is where the added value can be found.’

Paul is the founder and name-giver of Boontje. A visionary entrepreneur, with ambition and enthusiasm. He has a positive and performance-oriented drive, enthusiasm and a great sense of personal involvement. He also sets great store by professional and personal development. Learning to live by your own core values and your own beliefs requires courage and nerve. Paul completed his own personal leadership journey through the Himalayas in Nepal in 2019. 

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