About

Willems Advocaten & Rechtsanwälte

Willems Advocaten & Rechtsanwälte, founded in 1948, is a commercial law firm in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf which currently works with 10 Dutch lawyers (of which 7 attorneys at law) and 3 attorneys, admitted to the German Bar (Rechtsanwälte). One of the Dutch attorneys has been admitted to the bar in Germany where, in collaboration with German lawyers, advice and legal actions are offered under German law. The Holding company Willems Advocaten is situated at WTC Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.


Clients

We advise and represent large and small businesses, both nationally and internationally. We also represent private interests, especially when they are closely linked to businesses owned by our clients.

Process

Our firm`s objective – “to strive for the right balance”- is reflected in the way in which clients` affairs are handled. The client`s interests are thereby always the primary consideration. We establish and maintain direct lines of communication with the client. We operate cost-effectively and energetically, whereby quality is the key factor at all times.


Specialists

Experienced teams have been established in order to handle all issues within our field of expertise. Specialists with whom we maintain close contacts – such as civil law notaries, tax advisers, criminal lawyers and lawyers specialising in EU law – can be called upon to assist us where necessary in dealing with issues outside our field of expertise. If our clients already have established contacts with such specialists, we will encourage them to maintain these relationships.
Where we feel it is appropriate, we will seek second opinions from relevant experts at the bar or associated with universities.

Memberships

Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten

The Netherlands Bar (Nederlandse orde van advocaten, NOvA) is the professional organisation of the legal profession. NOvA was established under the Counsel Act (Advocatenwet) on 1 October 1952. All lawyers in the Netherlands are members of NOvA. Read more

Alliance of Business Lawyers

The firm is a member of the Alliance of Business Lawyers , a network of law firms which is closely linked to Integra International, a global network of accountants, tax advisers and consultants. Read more

Deutscher Anwaltverein

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Practice Areas

  • Liability law

  • Employment law

  • Bank and securities law

  • Administrative and environmental law

  • Building law and project development

  • Contract law

  • Franchising

  • Mergers & acquisitions (including due diligence and legal audit)

  • Rental law

  • Marriage rights

  • Intellectual property rights and ICT

  • Insolvency law

  • (International and cross-border) trade law

  • Competition law

  • Commercial real estate

  • Corporate law

  • Economic criminal law

  • Company law

  • Spatial planning