We know that finding a reliable lawyer of in another country is a complicated task that requires a great investment of time. Only small and medium law firms are fully aware of their local market, and are able to adapt to the needs that require foreign companies. The network allows a quick solution to a legal problem in another country through the law firm of its place of residence.


Meijer advocaten

Contact: Olga Huisman

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Meijer advocaten

Description of the Law Firm:

Languages: Dutch, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and French.

Our expert lawyers are here to help you, and will be pleased to represent your interests in a range of legal areas. In addition to divorce law and family law in general, inheritance law, employment and employment termination law and contract law, we also specialise in tax issues and tax problems, taking care of conflicts with the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst) and criminal tax proceedings involving the Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service and Economic Investigation Service (FIOD-ECD).

We operate internationally and have excellent contacts with lawyers and tax consultants in other countries.

We work in Colombia with Holland House that is there a one-stop-shop which offers several services to entrepreneurs and serves as a meeting point for Dutch and Colombian businesses.

We ourselves use a network of other professional practitioners, such as bailiffs and companies specialising in debt recovery information, and when required we can directly call in accountants and civil-law notaries.

Our target group covers a wide spectrum:

Small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organisations

Our clients operate at both the national and international level, and we provide support in various fields. For instance, we advise them on drawing up standard terms and conditions and concluding contracts with third parties, such as leases, employment contracts and collaboration agreements.

If problems arise in the execution of a contract, we endeavour to reach a settlement with the other party.

If a settlement is not possible, we institute proceedings for our client, also in cases against government authorities.

We assist businesses in laying down the legal aspects of a change in their company structure, preferably in consultation with their accountant and their principal bank. We also have extensive experience in advising non-profit organisations, such as public benefit organisations and government bodies.


A group to which we give special attention is start-up businesses and businesses that have gone through the start-up phase and are now wanting to expand. We concentrate on making this group aware of the potential legal snags that a business may encounter. Absolute beginners are given the opportunity to exchange ideas with our lawyers in ‘brainstorming sessions’ on various legal topics that may arise in their business, at highly favourable rates.

Practice Areas:

- Family law and inheritance law.

We represent your interests in relation to various aspects of family law, such as divorce, custody and access, alimony, pre-nuptial agreements and division of marital property.

We can also assist you in the areas of succession, adoption, inheritance law and the settlement of estates.

- Employment law.

We can advise and assist you with regard to both entering into and terminating employment relationships, and in the area of business relations clauses, non-competition clauses and severance arrangements, and their interface with tax regulations. We also provide advice and assistance regarding the regulations applicable to employee insurance schemes, such as the Dutch Unemployment Insurance Act (WW) and the Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act (WIA).

- Commercial and contract law.

Both businesses and individuals can come to us for advice on concluding and terminating contracts of all kinds.

We can also assist businesses in drawing up standard terms and conditions, agency and distribution agreements, dispute settlements and shareholders’ agreements.

- Property law and landlord-tenant law.

This covers all aspects relating to rent, purchase and financing of both dwellings and business accommodation, and the issue of hidden defects and liability.

- Tax conflicts and criminal proceedings (tax/non-tax).

Our lawyers assist both businesses and individuals in tax conflicts, penalty law, criminal tax proceedings and white collar crime. We specialise in fraud issues, and together with you and your advisers, where applicable, we look for the fastest and most favourable way out of the problems. We have many years of experience in instituting proceedings at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, the highest judicial authority in the country.