As head of Van Doorne’s European and Competition Law team, Sarah represents clients on national and European competition law in both administrative and civil proceedings. Sarah is part of Van Doorne’s Consumer Goods, Energy, TMT and Life Sciences teams. Originally from England, Sarah is a member of the Dutch and English bar associations and has worked for extensive periods in London, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Head of Competition Practice Group at Van Doorne
September 1989 - Present • Amsterdam, NetherlandsSarah Beeston heads the European & Competition team of Van Doorne. She advises clients and represents their interests in commercial relations and before competition authorities and courts, including in competition-related damages claims. Sarah has experience in most industries from energy and transport to consumer goods and financial services. She is also active in semi-public sectors including education, healthcare and life sciences. Sarah is board member of the Association for Women and Competition. Sarah is innovative and seeks solutions. She obtained the first commitment decision and first settlement decision taken by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets. On behalf of a client, she has also worked with the ACM on criteria for leniency in non-horizontal cases. She has successfully negotiated the termination of investigations without fines or formal commitments and settled cases involving international damages claims. Career Sarah began her career with the European Commission and entered private practice in 1990.