Paul van Lange (1974) graduated from the University of Leiden. His degree was in Dutch Constitutional and Administrative law. During his studies he worked as a teacher at a third level college. He was admitted to the bar in 2000. He started practicing in Rotterdam and after a short time in Delft, he settled in Dordrecht where he founded Attent Law. Attent Law merged with Veldhuijzen & Nuiten in 2010. As of the 1st of June 2018, Paul is attached to our office on a freelance basis. Paul operates from both Dordrecht and Rotterdam.
Paul specialises in family law, as well as in his original field of administrative law. In 2005 Paul completed a post doctorate study in administrative planning law and he is therefore a member of the Dutch association of construction law specialists (VBRA). He also advises and litigates for corporate clients in civil and administrative law cases.
Paul is a registered mediator. He completed his accreditation with the Netherlands Mediation Federation (MfN) in 2007 and since then he as gained a vast experience in conflict resolution for both corporate clients and private individuals. Paul uses mediation in both family law and divorce cases, but increasingly also in business and administrative (building) disputes. Mediation provides the means to solve a conflict without resorting to litigation and is becoming an important tool for businesses to solve disputes with staff, competitors or shareholders. He is also registered as a construction law mediator with Bouwmediators.nl. Paul speaks fluent English and can therefore advise and mediate for international clients.
Paul has a strong network both locally and internationally. He is a member of the 'Association International des Jeunes Avocats' (AIJA), where he regularly attends both local and international meetings and congresses. Paul also a member of the board of the Bar Association for the Rotterdam district. Furthermore Paul is active as a member of Gentlemans' Club Amicitia and is involved with Via Lumina, a local charity that helps young people with autism find a voice in society.
In his scarce free time Paul travels the world and enjoys good wine and good food.