General Counsel Netherlands (GCN) is the largest professional network for General Counsel in the Netherlands and addresses the challenges and future needs of General Counsel, Chief Legal Officers, Heads of Legal and other ultimate responsible in-house counsels.  These GC are managing over 3000 in-house counsel and other legal professionals in the Netherlands (and abroad) as the accountable managers for legal affairs within their respective companies and organizations.

GCN serves the professional needs of General Counsel and is a source for information, education, best practices and networking opportunities.

GCN organizes different kinds of activities, varying from annual conferences to peer-to-peer review meetings.  GCN offers the GCs a platform to meet each other and to share best practices in an informal yet innovative and professional setting.  Some of the GCs have written a testimonial in regard to their experience with the GCN network.

The Team

GCN is managed by Michiel van Straaten and Petra van Hilst.  As former General Counsel they created General Counsel Netherlands with the aim to connect GCs in the Netherlands and to share best practices and relevant innovations.

Petra van HilstFounder

Tel: +31 6 41069433

Michiel van StraatenFounder

Tel: +31 6 14837202


Linda de HeerOffice manager

Tel: +31 6 48503893