Mr. F. (Frouke) Douma

“I like to sail close to the wind”

As a sailor I choose a strategy and tactics to reach the right destination. The wind is a given. You cannot change the direction of the wind, but you can change the position of the sails. This is how I see my profession as a lawyer. The facts are established, but with the right legal knowledge and strategy you can set course in whichever direction you want. The aim is to achieve the maximum achievable result, because I like to sail close to the wind. I also think it is important to know the client and their company well so that you work together and build a lasting relationship.

Frouke is specialised in Contract Law and Bankruptcy Law. In her commercial practice, the main focus is on real estate and tenancy law. She advises and litigates particularly in the sale, rent, lease, development, and management of real estate. Her clients include real estate investors, tenants, managers, owners’ associations, developers, and contractors. She is also involved in financing and (enforcement of) securities.

Frouke studied Dutch law at the University of Groningen. She worked as a lawyer at an accountancy firm and as a lawyer at a law firm in the North. In addition to her work, she is an external Ph.D. candidate at the University of Groningen where she conducts doctoral research into the position of titleholders in international insolvency proceedings from an international private law perspective.

Frouke is secretary on the board of the Young Bar and a member of Young Real Estate (JOG) and the Youth Commercial Club in Groningen and Assen.