Lawyers and Notary in Leiden and The Hague

Richella Soetens

Richella is an enthusiastic lawyer with a great deal of international experience. She likes to build up a good relationship with her clients so that she can provide them with an even better service. In addition, Richella is a real team player and is convinced that the best result can be achieved through proper cooperation.

Education and career

After studying law at the Leiden University, Richella began working as a lawyer for a large international law firm (Bird & Bird) in The Hague in 2008. She worked there for nine years in the Intellectual Property practice group. Richella has been strengthening the IT, IP & Privacy team at De Clercq with her extensive practical experience since October 2017.

Richella’s day-to-day practice

“My clients cover a wide range from small start-ups to large national and international companies. In addition to the various aspects of intellectual property law (including trademark and design law, copyright law, patent law, advertising law and unlawful competition), I also handle IT and Privacy issues. I not only have considerable experience with conducting proceedings at various judicial bodies, but also with drafting and negotiating various agreements concerning IT, IP & Privacy. It’s precisely the diversity of legal matters that gives me so much pleasure in my work as a lawyer!”