Senior legal assistant support and project support

mrwolfe@work, expert in freelance PA, senior legal assistant support and project support. Mrwolfe@work is me, Femke Buitelaar, freelance PA, senior legal assistant and project assistant. I have more than 20 years work experience in a corporate, dynamic and international work environment. I have worked for various firms and organisations with a strong focus on assisting in M&A, private equity, venture capital, capital markets and corporate restructurings, both domestic and cross-border. During these years I have built a strong network with both Dutch and international lawyers, legal advisors, teachers and others.

Femke Buitelaar

I have a strict policy in confidentiality. I will not disclose any confidential information on persons and/or matters relating to your organisation and/or clients.

What I do

Expert in freelance PA and senior (legal) assistant support

I dedicate myself to give you the personal attention and care you should expect from a senior assistant. I approach each task with the same consistent high quality, taking into account your personal needs and priorities. I work hard to offer a to-the-point full package deal of support and aim to make your work easier.

What I can do for you

Short-term or long-term projects, on-the-spot assistance or day-to-day support, project or process support

Being a freelancer, I offer you flexibility. Whether it is a short-term or long-term project, on-the-spot assistance or day-to-day support, project or process support. I have a strong believe in long-term relationships with the people I work for and with; investing in client relationships i.e. becoming the support partner who helps getting the job done even better. I strive to familiarise myself with your wishes, preferences and priorities in order to assist in running your business as smooth as possible, My goal is to provide a tailor-made form of support. Beside the knowledge and experience of a senior assistant, I have a keen interest in and sharp vision on how a team should perform. I take into consideration the tasks that need to be done as well as the interests and talents of different members of a team. I prefer to switch from a strategic and analytical level to a practical level and back; constantly monitoring the performance of work and the service level required.

Fees

Generally, unless we agree otherwise, the fees for my services will be based on time spent on the relevant project, which is computed at an hourly rate, including VAT and actual disbursements where applicable. My rate is subject to unilateral change from time to time.

Marielle Bakker – Van Leeuwen

"Femke behoort tot een van onze favoriete freelance professionals. Zij is een echte vakvrouw, een daadkrachtige PA in hart en nieren met veel ervaring binnen de advocatuur maar is net zo makkelijk inzetbaar binnen de non-profit dan wel een andersoortige branche. Femke is een fijn persoon om mee samen te werken, een open persoonlijkheid, toegankelijk, zeer professioneel en correct, enthousiast, iemand die altijd met je meedenkt en suggesties aandraagt. Ze heeft een scherp oog voor detail en een kritische blik naar de wereld om haar heen. Femke is opmerkzaam en combineert een serieuze aanpak in haar werk met een vleugje humor en een groot relativeringsvermogen." Consultant at Pro Assistance

Erik Denters

“Femke has left an excellent impression in our organisation. Her management skills are beyond doubt. She combines decisiveness, pro-activeness, commitment and flexibility. She listens carefully and finds practical solutions. She sets clear objectives and knows how to reach these. Any company that would hire her, can safely rely on her excellent management skills.”   Director International Business Law programme at the VU University Amsterdam

Pim Koenen

“Femke is a passionate people and process manager with a good focus on relationships in her team; Femke keeps her head cool. Femke is creative, confident and calm and lets her team work smarter by having a strong drive on workload, prioritization and planning. Femke can persist and confront when needed, and shows initiative. Especially large and / or rapid changes are real impulses to Femke: she has a high tempo and likes short communication lines. In short: Femke is a solid and very pleasant colleague!” Faculty of Law VU University Amsterdam

Marc van Campen

“Femke Buitelaar is an excellent resource to manage the various projects that constitute the hectic reality of a legal practice. She has a keen eye for prioritization of projects, gets processes up and running and streamlines the planning of workload. Besides offering legal support, she is a self-starter when it comes to initiating projects for the improvement and development of administrative processes and workflows. She combines decisiveness, dedication and flexibility and gets the job done. In short, she is a smart cookie and a very pleasant person to work with.” Founding partner at Van Campen Liem

Contact me


mrwolfe@work
Femke Buitelaar
E: femke@mrwolfe.nu
T: +31 6 50 62 59 92

Registered at the Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam under number: 56237529

Portfolio

Besides providing general secretarial assistance and managing the day-to-day workflow at various law firms such as Van Campen Liem (www.vancampenliem.com), Clifford Chance LLP (www.cliffordchance.com) and Lexence advocaten en notarissen (www.lexence.com), mrwolfe@work also assists in:

Providing legal support to lawyers on the formation of private and public investment funds and related corporate transactions; tasks consists of drafting and amending documents, initiating and organising logistics for pre-closing and post-closing processes.

Initiating and implementing various projects for the improvement and development of administrative processes and workflows, such as building a KYC/AML database, managing the administration of the required KYC/AML documentation (WWFT) for law firms, quality control on documentation, documentation management and document archiving and digitalising.

Initiating and implementing projects in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation (Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming).

Coordinating, organising and managing secretarial and business services departments at Clifford Chance LLP and VU University Amsterdam. I have a strong focus on switching from a strategic and analytical level to a practical/implementing level and back; constantly monitoring the performance of work and the service level required.

Privacy

Privacy Statement

This privacy statement provides information about how mrwolfe@work handles personal data that are processed in the context of its business in the broadest sense and, more specifically, in the context of services I provide to my clients, as a result of which processing of personal data, mrwolfe@work would qualify as a data controller (verwerkingsverantwoordelijke) within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming). Reference in this privacy statement to “personal data” means any information (either stand-alone or read collectively with other information) that directly or indirectly identifies, or could reasonably be used to identify a living natural person.

mrwolfe@work is committed to protect and respect your privacy.

Please read this privacy statement carefully to understand my practices with respect to personal data.

  1. To whom does this privacy statement apply?

This privacy statement applies to:

  • clients of mrwolfe@work;
  • potential clients (to be) contacted by mrwolfe@work;
  • potential clients that have contacted mrwolfe@work;
  • visitors of the mrwolfe@work website or mrwolfe@work’s Facebook page and LinkedIn page;
  • recipients of newsletters and/or commercial and/or marketing emails sent by mrwolfe@work;
  • all other persons who contact mrwolfe@work or of whom mrwolfe@work processes personal data.
  1. How I obtain your personal data

As part of my professional activities I regularly receive personal data. I may collect your personal data:

  • as part of my client acceptance processes and about you and others as necessary in the course of providing my services;
  • when you browse or interact with my website;
  • when you browse or interact with my Facebook page and my LinkedIn page;
  • when you contact me via telephone, email or contact me via other means.

Ordinarily, you will have provided any such data to me directly. But in some cases, I may collect personal data about you indirectly from a third party source.

  1. The personal data I collect and process

The personal data that I collect and process may include:

  • basic information, such as your name and your date and place of birth;
  • contact information, such as your physical address, email address and phone number(s);
  • financial information, such as bank account details;
  • identification and background information provided by you or collected by me as part of my client acceptance processes; and
  • any other information relating to you which you may provide to me, either directly or indirectly.
  1. On which legal grounds I process your personal data

I collect, create, hold and use personal data in the course of and in connection with the services I provide to my clients.

I process personal data based on one or more of the following legal grounds:

  • Consent

You will always have the right to withdraw any consent you have given to process your personal data.

  • An agreement or for the conclusion of an agreement

If you agree to obtain my services, I will process your personal data if and to the extent necessary to carry out my services as agreed in such agreement.

  • Legitimate interest

I may also process your personal data if I have a legitimate interest and do not disproportionately infringe on your privacy. I may, for example, use your contact details to invite you to events.

  1. How I use your personal data (doeleinden)

Whether I receive your personal data directly from you or from a third party source, I will only use your personal data in connection with my ordinary professional activities, which may include:

  • providing services to my clients;
  • managing my business relationship with you or your organization;
  • improvement of my services;
  • optimisation of my website, Facebook page or LinkedIn Page; and
  • for any purpose related to the foregoing or for any purpose for which you provided the personal data to mrwolfe@work.

If you have given me your explicit consent, I may process your personal data for additional purposes. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Additional purposes for which I may process your personal data may include:

  • posting your testimonial or other information of you or your organization on my website; and
  • any other purpose for which you have given consent.
  1. How I share your personal data

mrwolfe@work may share your personal data with the following third parties:

  • mrwolfe@work’s accounting firm: Boonzaaijer & Merkus Accountants & Adviseurs;
  • mrwolfe@work’s website designer: Lastmoment, but only if you have given me your consent.

Your personal data will not be shared with third parties for commercial purposes.

mrwolfe@work uses Facebook and LinkedIn. If you use these services, you should review their privacy statement for more information on how they deal with your personal data.

Where I share or transfer your personal data, I will do this in accordance with applicable data protection laws and will take appropriate safeguards to ensure its integrity and protection.

  1. Keeping your personal data secure

I will take appropriate technical and organizational measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data.

  1. Retaining your personal data

Your personal data will be retained in accordance with my data retention policy (verwerkingsregister), which categorizes all of the information held by mrwolfe@work, and specifies the appropriate retention period for each category of data. Those periods are based on the requirements of the applicable data protection laws and the purpose for which the information is collected and used and mrwolfe@work’s business purposes.

  1. Your rights regarding your personal data

The General Data Protection Regulation and other applicable data protection laws provide you certain rights.

You are entitled to request details of the information about you that I maintain and how I process it. You may also have a right in accordance with applicable data protection law to have it rectified or deleted, to restrict my processing of that information and to stop unauthorized transfers of your personal data to a third party. You may also have the right to lodge a complaint in relation to mrwolfe@work’s processing of your personal data with the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens. For this you can visit the website www.autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl.

If you object to the processing of your personal data, or if you have provided your consent to processing and you choose to explicitly withdraw it, please contact mrwolfe@work via email femke@mrwolfe.nu or via telephone +31 6 50 625 992.

Your objection (or withdrawal of any previously given consent) could mean that I am unable to perform the actions necessary to achieve the purposes set out above (see under 5 ‘How I use your personal data’) or that you may not be able to make use of the services offered by me.

10.  Updates

This privacy statement was updated in June, 2018. I reserve the right to amend this privacy statement from time to time to reflect changing legal requirements or my processing practices. Any such changes will be posted on my website and will be effective upon posting.