Frans Knüppe

Frans Knüppe
Corporate law

Trade & Transport, International, Companies

Contract law, European law, Mergers and acquisitions, Joint-ventures, Business law and company law, Participating interests

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+31 (0)26 353 83 04

+31 (0)26 351 96 27

Velperpoort Arnhem
Velperweg 1
6824 BZ Arnhem




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Frans is a lawyer and partner in the Corporate Law group at our Arnhem office. He is the senior partner within the firm and joined Dirkzwager at the end of 1978. He acted as Chair of TELFA (Trans European Law Firms Aliance,, an international office network that Dirkzwager forms part of, for a period of six years (ending in November 2014). Before this, Frans served as President of the Bar Council in the court district of Arnhem from 2005 to 2008. He acts as an arbitrator/mediator in disputes between companies. Frans is a registered arbitrator with the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and he can also be appointed as an arbitrator at the recommendation of the Midden Gelderland Chamber of Commerce, amongst others.


Dutch Law, Utrecht University
Practical training year in London
International mediation training in London


Dutch, English

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Frans is actively involved as a (board) member of various networks and organisations in and around Arnhem.

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