Law office

Stichting PILP (“PILP“) is a foundation established under Dutch law whose objectives include conducting strategic litigation and legal proceedings with a public interest, such as human rights in the Netherlands, through the practice of law and which meets the requirements set by the Dutch Bar Association.

PILP has its registered office in Amsterdam and is registered in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce under number 88508536. PILP’s RSIN number is 864659246.

PILP does not receive third-party funds within the meaning of the Regulation on the Legal Profession (Voda). We are therefore exempt from the obligation to have a third-party funds foundation available. If we are nevertheless confronted with third-party funds, we ensure that the funds are either transferred directly to the entitled party in accordance with article 6.19, first paragraph of the Voda, or that we still join a third-party funds foundation (and have the funds flow through this foundation). All rules regarding third-party funds will then apply. Under no circumstances do we receive third-party funds on the office account.

PILP has no foundation for third-party funds at its disposal and cannot receive third-party funds on the basis of article 7.4 Voda.

General terms and conditions

PILP provides its services pro bono. This means that you will not be charged an (hourly) rate for legal advice.

Read the complete General Terms and Conditions of PILP here.

Office Complaints Procedure

Are you a client of PILP and want to file a complaint? If so, please see our Office Complaints Procedure here. We will be happy to work it out together.

Registration fields of law

Lawyers of PILP are registered with the Netherlands Bar Association, PO Box 30851, 2500 GW The Hague, tel. 070 335 3535,

The advocates listed below have registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal areas:

Mr. Jelle Klaas is registered for general practice;
Mr. Elsa van de Loo is registered for general practice;
Mr. Merel Hendrickx is registered for general practice and as secondary practice for administrative law and civil law.

Based on this registration, they are required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.


Lawyers at PILP are insured with AON Risk Solutions through the Beroepsaansprakelijkheid Balieplus – Section I insurance policy.

Aon Risk Solutions, Admiraliteitskade 62, 3063 ED Rotterdam, The Netherlands, tel. 010 448 8911,

The financial coverage of this insurance is as follows:
EUR 500,000.00 per claim
EUR 250,000.00 per claim and per insurance year for damages as defined in clause NAP121-031/1.

The geographic coverage of this insurance is as follows:
Worldwide, excluding claims brought against insureds under or subject to the laws of the United States of America and/or Canada and/or tried there. Also excluded is the enforcement of judgments rendered by judges in the United States of America or Canada.

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