Attorney at law

Elies Eelkman Rooda


In the field of contract law Elies advises and assists clients through the entire process from establishment (drawing up and negotiation) to termination of commercial contracts. Her practice also frequently involves advising on, drawing up and evaluating general conditions. In addition, Elies regularly conducts legal proceedings. If and when necessary she pursues interim injunction proceedings or proceedings on the merits, with or without prior protective measures. On the basis that ‘principles are expensive’, litigation advice is accompanied by a thorough litigation analysis, in which less drastic solutions or alternative dispute resolutions are also discussed.


Elies (1965) graduated from the Utrecht University in 1990. She works for Ploum since 2000 and specializes in national and international contract law. In 2007 Elies completed the Grotius post-doctorate study program in National & International Contracting with distinction. In 2009 and 2010 she followed the post-doctorate practice program in Corporate Law; and in 2012 the post-doctorate program in Arbitration. She successfully completed the mentioned post-doctorate courses. To the end of 2013 Elies gave a (extension) course Franchise for the Professional Organization of Corporate Legal Advisors (NEVOA). Elies is an attorney at law.

The Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister)

Elies Eelkman Rooda has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Civil procedural law (burgerlijk procesrecht), sub legal practice area arbitration (arbitrage),
  • sub legal practice area attachment and execution law (beslag- en executierecht) and sub legal practice area litigation;
  • Corporate law (ondernemingsrecht), sub legal practice area agency and distribution (agentuur en distributie) and sub legal practice area directors’ liability (bestuurdersaansprakelijkheid); and
  • Contract law (verbintenissenrecht).

Based on this registration, Elies Eelkman Rooda is 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.

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