Attorney at law

Suzanne Poutsma


Suzanne is a member of Ploum’s Dispute Resolution practice group. She advises and represents both national and international clients in various commercial and contractual disputes, in court litigation and arbitration.


Suzanne graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2012. She holds a Masters’ degree in Dutch Private Law and followed a combined Criminal Law and Private Law Master with a focus on litigation. While obtaining her Masters’ degree, Suzanne worked as a clerk at the public prosecutor’s office in Rotterdam. After Suzanne graduated, she worked as a teacher in Dutch Private Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

From 2014 up to 2017, Suzanne worked as an attorney at law at the Litigation and Arbitration department of a major law firm in Rotterdam. During this period, Suzanne gained experience in complex, cross-border dispute resolution (both court litigation and arbitration). In the context hereof, Suzanne worked 6 months as an attorney at law in New York City.

In 2017, Suzanne successfully completed the Law Firm School.


  • K.J. Krzeminski en S.E. Poutsma, Beslag- en Executierecht geschetst, Nijmegen: Ars Aequi 2016.
  • S.D. Lindenbergh en S.E. Poutsma (red.), Jurisprudentie Verbintenissenrecht, Nijmegen: Ars Aequi 2013.
  • S.E. Poutsma, Beïnvloedingsmogelijkheden bij de stilzwijgende verlenging van consumentenovereenkomsten, TvC 2013, p. 3-20.
  • S.E. Poutsma, ‘Het beïnvloeden van consumentenbeslissingen: valkuil of uitkomst?’,  in: W.H. van Boom, M. van Kogelenberg en M.L. Tuil (red.), Boobytraps, valkuilen en instinkers in het burgerlijk recht, Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers 2012, p. 199-240.
  • I. van der Zalm en S.E. Poutsma, Annotatie bij Hof ’s Gravenhage 24 augustus 2010, LJN BN4316, JA 2011/1, p. 72-97.

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

Suzanne Poutsma 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, sub legal practice area attachment and execution law (beslag- en executierecht) and sub legal practice area ligitation;
  • ICT law; and
  • Law of obligations (verbintenissenrecht), sub legal practice area agency and distribution (agentuur en distributie).

Based on this registration, Suzanne Poutsma 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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