About Sophie Groeneveld

Sophie Groeneveld is an attorney-at-law at AKD who specialises in administrative law and the interface between this field of law and private law.

Sophie advises and litigates on, for example, general administrative law, subsidy law and government information (Government Information (Public Access) Act [Wet openbaarheid van bestuur] and General Data Protection Regulation [Algemene verordening gegevensbescherming]). Her other specialist fields are education law, the Railways Act [Spoorwegwet], the Local Railways Act [Wet lokaal spoor] and (fraud in) care and social domain cases.

Sophie’s clients are mainly government bodies, state-owned companies and non-profit institutions. Her clients appreciate her dedication to a case and the fact that she looks for practical solutions which best serve the interest of her clients.

Sophie writes regularly in blogs and annotations to legal verdicts in the fields of general administrative law, government information and subsidy law. She also gives courses on new developments in administrative law, subsidy law and government information.

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More about

  • Tilburg University: Master of Laws 
  • Maastricht University: Forensics, Criminology and Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

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


  • Administrative law


Based on this registration, Sophie 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.