Our team is made up of professionals with a law background who have previously worked in the legal profession or international business. Our knowledge of the legal and fiscal sector means we understand what is important to our clients and candidates, and know better than anyone the challenges they face in the current market.

mr. Scipio M. van der Stoel

+31 (0)6 – 5331 9512

Studied Dutch law. A lawyer for 21 years before setting up ZumpolleVanderStoel in 2007. Previously Managing Partner AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen; Managing Partner Wouters Advocaten & Notarissen/Andersen Legal; various international management positions within Andersen and Andersen Legal; lawyer at Barents, Gasille & Mout (now BarentsKrans). CSR: board member, KidsRights.

Scipio van der Stoel on the legal profession: “I’m convinced it’s people who make the difference between one leading firm and another. As a member of the Board of Directors of a large law firm, I found managing and selecting talent at all levels crucial to success. It requires good advisors and, above all, a relationship built on trust. An agency that helps you at the front door can’t be active at the back door. ZumpolleVanderStoel has a strict policy on exclusivity and off-limits, which fits with our aim to develop a long-term, intensive collaboration with a select number of clients.”

mr. Tim M. Zumpolle

+31 (0)6 – 2222 5153

Studied Dutch law. Previously Executive Director NIB Capital Bank; Benelux Management Board GE Capital Fleet Services; Board Member Rabobank International, Belgium; corporate banking & corporate finance consultant ABN AMRO USA and Hong Kong. CSR: volunteer disabled sports.

Tim Zumpolle on company lawyers: “The role of the legal and tax departments has changed drastically over the past decade. The corporate lawyer has gained enormously in importance and appears increasingly to make claim to a permanent place in the boardroom. This calls for different selection criteria. A vision on the interaction between the company and society is at least as important as purely legal or fiscal baggage. A results-orientated approach and ability to collaborate with the business are crucial qualities for a company lawyer. Managing risks and reputation is very important. A company lawyer is also expected to be able to implement technological innovation. A legal search consultant has to assess candidates in a different way and motivate them to step off the beaten path. I use my 30+ years’ experience in business services and my extensive personal network to help clients and candidates who are looking for insight into people, companies, innovation and markets.”

mr. Kitty van der Meij

+31 (0)6 – 5358 4670

Studied Dutch law. Worked for 14 years in legal services at medium-sized, niche and large firms: AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen, De Ruijter de Wildt & De Vroom Advocaten, Wiersma Mendel Prakke, Van der Nat Litigation and Goudsmit & Branbergen Advocaten. With ZumpolleVanderStoel since 2010.


Kitty van der Meij on developments within the legal profession: “As with everything else, the world of the legal profession is changing. Making choices is critically important. Take medium-sized law firms, for example: there may be a lot of change happening, but that doesn’t mean an end to the medium-sized firm’s right to exist. I believe medium-sized firms, and smaller firms that are growing, must make a choice: niche (a single specialism) or, if they decide on multiple areas of law, a clear signature. What is the firm’s distinctive quality? What does the firm stand for? You should be able to capture the answer in a short, easily understood sentence.”

mr. drs. Karin Verschuur-Mencke

+31 (0)6 – 1037 8864

Studied both Dutch law and Communication sciences. Previously experience in the legal profession and at two trademark agencies. At ZumpolleVanderStoel, Karin’s role includes searching and researching the market, and approaching legal talent.


Karin Verschuur on the introductory meeting with ZumpolleVanderStoel: “At ZumpolleVanderStoel we prefer to really get to know talented legal and tax professionals in a personal, engaged and, of course, discreet manner. We think it’s important to take the time to understand a person’s ambitions and motivation. This allows us to see whether we can be of value to each other now or in the future. Should you want to discuss your career with us, please feel free to get in touch.”

mr. Céline Dik

+31 (0)6 – 1305 6078

Studied Dutch law. Previously worked as a lawyer at Houthoff and a company lawyer in a hospital. At ZumpolleVanderStoel, Céline’s role includes searching and researching the market, and approaching legal talent.


Céline Dik on what ZumpolleVanderStoel can do for you: “I’ve noticed how important it is nowadays to have a sparring partner to discuss your ambitions and future plans. Questions like ‘How do I envisage my career unfolding?’ or ‘What are my options within the legal world?’ are recurring themes. At ZumpolleVanderStoel, we think it’s important to get to know legal professionals and build relationships, and aren’t solely focused on filling a specific position. I personally find this a rewarding and truly helpful way of working.”