Van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators closes down as of November 1st

The partners of Van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators at Amsterdam and The Hague have by mutual agreement decided to end their collaboration.

Emma Kostense will continue her current practice at the law firm SmeetsGijbels in (1071 KP) Amsterdam at the Jacob Obrechtstraat 70 (see

Willem de Vries will continue his current practice at the law firm ScheerSanders Advocaten in (2585 ED) The Hague at the Nassauplein 36 (see

Margreet Ruijgrok, Monique Beijersbergen, Coen van den End, Sabrina De Jong en Zoë Vis will launch a new law firm named Silk Advocaten en Mediators. Silk Advocaten en Mediators will be located at the current address in (1075 HJ) Amsterdam at De Lairessestraat 129 and in (2596 AL) The Hague at the Zuid Hollandlaan 7 (Spaces) (see

Edith van Ruitenbeek will discontinue her law practice and will focus on other professional activities.

Raya Oranje-Jorna will launch a law firm in (2514 AB) The Hague at the Koninginnegracht 19, named Raya Jorna Advocaat en Mediator (see

van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators over ons
Raya Oranje-Jorna

Raya Oranje-Jorna


  • Attorney, admitted to the Bar in 1992 and 2000
  • Registered mediator (vFAS and MfN)
  • Certified collaborative divorce lawyer (VvCP) since 2009


  • Training collaborative divorce lawyer (2009)
  • vFAS mediation training (2007-2008)
  • vFAS specialisation family law in 2006
  • European law Universitat Autonoma Barcelona (1991-1992)
  • Dutch law, Leiden University, graduated in 1992


  • 1 November 2015- present: attorney/partner at van Hilten de Vries van Ruitenbeek Attorneys & Mediators, The Hague
  • September 2009- November 2015, attorney and mediator at Salomons van der Valk Attorneys, The Hague
  • January 2007-September 2009: founder/attorney and mediator at Oranje Jorna advocatuur & scheidingsbemiddelilng
  • 2001 – 2007 attorney at Krans & van Hilten
  • 1998-1999 teacher Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 1992-1997 attorney NautaDutilh Rotterdam


  • Collaborative divorce Holland
  • vFAS (society of family law attorneys and mediators)
  • MfN (mediation federation Nederland)
  • VvCP (society of Collaborative Professionals)
  • IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals)
  • The Hague Road Runners
  • Alumna LSA Minerva, Leiden
  • Council of Discipline The Hague

Additional activities:

  • Member small committee rules of conduct vFAS
  • 1998-2001 Recorder at the Examiners of the professional education of the Dutch Bar Association
  • Member participation committee of the Wolters school

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