Companies

The Corporate Law group consists of both lawyers and (candidate) civil-law notaries who focus specifically on business practices. This interdisciplinary approach within corporate law is unique. This bundling of knowledge and years of expertise has allowed us to develop into a very specialist and efficient team. Our experience enables us to be of service to many types of companies and legal entities. We work for medium-sized and large (national and international) businesses but also for one-man businesses or starters. In addition, our group has very specific knowledge of the health and welfare industry and education. We attune our services to the client’s request: for smaller businesses, we are the all-round legal advisor or principal civil-law notary whereas, for larger businesses, we are a legal sparring partner for the board and the company lawyer. We also maintain contact with the accountant, tax consultant or other advisors. Where necessary, we work together with colleagues of the other areas of law within our firm.

We can advise and guide you in the following areas, amongst others:

  • incorporating legal entities and partnerships
  • amending and drafting articles of association
  • setting up and/or restructuring organisations
  • legal mergers and divisions, acquisitions and sale of (parts of) companies
  • Financing and restructuring
  • insolvency law
  • competition law
  • (international) contracts and general terms and conditions
  • legal procedures and arbitration

Early advice

For the smooth operation of business, it is wise to gather legal advice early. For example, how do you proceed with a company acquisition? Which business model is most suitable for you? What must you consider if you wish to engage a business agent? A well-formulated contract can prevent lengthy procedures at a later stage. We think along with you and, from the very beginning, point out possible pitfalls, risks and possibilities.

Litigation risk

Should it come to a dispute, we will map your legal position as accurately as possible. Is a settlement advisable or would it be better to go to court? In consultation with you, we will consider the legal and commercial advantages and disadvantages. We always aim to find a solution that you find acceptable.

Limitless advice

A cross-border case? We can also be of service to you abroad. Dirkzwager has a German Desk for the German market and is affiliated with TELFA, a European alliance of law firms and civil-law notary practices. Thanks to our contact with the American network USLAW, we also have direct lines to colleagues in the US. We work together with offices worldwide, including in the BRIC countries.

Main contacts

Frans Knüppe

Frans Knüppe
Lawyer - partner

Ton Lekkerkerker

Ton Lekkerkerker
Notary - partner

Claudia Most

Claudia van der Most
Lawyer - partner

Selma Ramele

Selma van Ramele
Lawyer - Partner

Klaas-Albert Veerbeek

Klaas-Albert Veerbeek
Notary - partner

Karen Verkerk

Karen Verkerk
Notary - partner

Specialists

Marèl Baak

Marèl Baak
Candidate Notary

Daan Baas

Daan Baas
Attorney - associate partner

Maarten Baneke

Maarten Baneke
Lawyer - partner

Joost Bindels

Joost Bindels
Lawyer - partner

Eric Boerma

Eric Boerma
Lawyer - partner

Bas Bookelmann

Bas Bookelmann
Notary - partner

Chantal Borne

Chantal van den Borne
Lawyer - associate partner

Frank Delissen

Frank Delissen
Lawyer - partner

Buby Heeten

Buby den Heeten
Lawyer - partner

Susanne Hermsen-Pfeiffer

Susanne Hermsen-Pfeiffer
Lawyer - associate partner

Peter-Jan Hopmans

Peter-Jan Hopmans
Notary - partner

Frédérique Hoppers

Frédérique Hoppers
Lawyer - associate partner

Henk Hoving

Henk Hoving
Lawyer - partner

Maarten Kole

Maarten Kole
Lawyer - partner

Jaap Kronenberg

Jaap Kronenberg
Lawyer - partner

Deline Kruitbosch

Deline Kruitbosch
Candidate notary

Bart Lotgerink

Bart Lotgerink
Candidate Notary

Christiaan Meer

Christiaan van der Meer
Candidate Notary

Jasper Molenaar

Jasper Molenaar
Lawyer - associate partner

Eva Nass

Eva Nass
Lawyer

Jeroen Naus

Jeroen Naus
Senior lawyer

Ernst-Jan Pas

Ernst-Jan van de Pas
Lawyer - partner

Robert Rijpstra MRICS

Robert Rijpstra
Lawyer - partner

Arno Stoffelsma

Arno Stoffelsma
Legal assistant

Eva Traag

Eva Traag
Lawyer

Tom Vandeginste

Tom Vandeginste
Lawyer - partner

Tony Wijk

Tony van Wijk
Lawyer - partner

John Wijnmaalen

John Wijnmaalen
Notary - partner

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