Netherlands Office

Maastricht, Netherlands

The firm provides the highest caliber legal services to businesses and individuals doing business locally and abroad,

practicing in the areas of international transport law, business law, international commercial law, customs law, and insurance law.

Netherlands Office

Maastricht, Netherlands

The firm provides the highest caliber legal services to businesses and individuals doing business locally and abroad

practicing in the areas of international transport law, business law, international commercial law, customs law, and insurance law.

Office Information

Wilhelminasingel 86
6221 BL Maastricht
Netherlands

+31 85 079 9750

Other Services

Transport Law
Insurance law and liability law
Property law

Languages Spoken

English, German, Dutch, French

Managing Partner(s)

The Netherlands office is located in idyllic Maastricht. The firm provides the highest caliber legal services to businesses and individuals doing business locally and abroad, practicing in the areas of international transport law, business law, international commercial law, customs law, and insurance law.

The firm, established in 2003, was founded and is led by John Wolfs. Mr. Wolfs leads a team of over 20 dynamic lawyers and support staff. The team is known for their professionalism and pragmatism, as well as being experts in their respective fields.

Whether you are an industrial company or an insurance company, a housing corporation or a care provider, you can expect a long-term mutually beneficial business relationship with the team in our Netherlands office.

Commercial Agreements
Business Law
Employment & Labor
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Healthcare & Compliance

OTHER SERVICES
Transport Law
Insurance law and liability law
Property law

The Netherlands, also known as Holland, is known for its flat landscape of canals, windmills, tulip fields, and cycling routes. It is the most densely populated country in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the south, Germany to the east and northeast, and the North Sea to the northwest.

The Netherlands has a supportive tax structure to set up business, a strong higher education system that is ranked seventh in the world, multilingual and multicultural workers, and excellent logistics and technology infrastructure.

The Netherlands has two capital cities — Amsterdam and the Hague. Amsterdam became the official capital of the Netherlands after the defeat of the French in 1814. The Hague is the Netherlands administrative center, housing the government and court.

Business Activity
The World Bank rates the Netherlands’ economy as the 17th largest in the world. This prosperous and open economy depends heavily on foreign trade, has low inflation, and a low unemployment rate. An important role is reserved for the export of products in the way of natural gas, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, food and livestock, and manufactured goods.

Taxation: 

  • Corporate: Companies in the Netherlands pay taxes on the profit earned. Certain items of income are exempt from tax and certain costs are non-deductible.
  • Personal: The Netherlands has income tax. The amount of income tax that needs to be paid depends on the amount of your income and capital.
  • Capital Gains: With a few exceptions, capital gains generally are exempt from tax.
  • Special Taxes (if applicable)
    • Value Added: There are three VAT tariffs in the Netherlands: 0% (The 0% tariff applies to entrepreneurs who conduct business in foreign countries from the Netherlands), 9% tariff (applies to common products or services) and 21% (general tariff).
  • Inheritance: The Netherlands has an inheritance tax

QUICK FACTS

  • Population:

    17 million

  • Government:

    Parliamentary Representative Democracy

  • Legal System:

    Civil Law (contrary to common law). Laws are written and the application of customary law is exceptional. The use of case law, in addition to written laws, is common practice.

    Court System: The judiciary comprises eleven district courts—four courts of appeal and the Supreme Court. Besides these courts, the Netherlands has a number of other judicial bodies.

  • Economy:
    • GDP — 914 billion
    • Currency — Euro
Firm Overview

The Netherlands office is located in idyllic Maastricht. The firm provides the highest caliber legal services to businesses and individuals doing business locally and abroad, practicing in the areas of international transport law, business law, international commercial law, customs law, and insurance law.

The firm, established in 2003, was founded and is led by John Wolfs. Mr. Wolfs leads a team of over 20 dynamic lawyers and support staff. The team is known for their professionalism and pragmatism, as well as being experts in their respective fields.

Whether you are an industrial company or an insurance company, a housing corporation or a care provider, you can expect a long-term mutually beneficial business relationship with the team in our Netherlands office.

Services Profile

Commercial Agreements
Business Law
Employment & Labor
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Healthcare & Compliance

OTHER SERVICES
Transport Law
Insurance law and liability law
Property law

About Netherlands

The Netherlands, also known as Holland, is known for its flat landscape of canals, windmills, tulip fields, and cycling routes. It is the most densely populated country in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the south, Germany to the east and northeast, and the North Sea to the northwest.

The Netherlands has a supportive tax structure to set up business, a strong higher education system that is ranked seventh in the world, multilingual and multicultural workers, and excellent logistics and technology infrastructure.

The Netherlands has two capital cities — Amsterdam and the Hague. Amsterdam became the official capital of the Netherlands after the defeat of the French in 1814. The Hague is the Netherlands administrative center, housing the government and court.

Business Activity
The World Bank rates the Netherlands’ economy as the 17th largest in the world. This prosperous and open economy depends heavily on foreign trade, has low inflation, and a low unemployment rate. An important role is reserved for the export of products in the way of natural gas, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, food and livestock, and manufactured goods.

Taxation: 

  • Corporate: Companies in the Netherlands pay taxes on the profit earned. Certain items of income are exempt from tax and certain costs are non-deductible.
  • Personal: The Netherlands has income tax. The amount of income tax that needs to be paid depends on the amount of your income and capital.
  • Capital Gains: With a few exceptions, capital gains generally are exempt from tax.
  • Special Taxes (if applicable)
    • Value Added: There are three VAT tariffs in the Netherlands: 0% (The 0% tariff applies to entrepreneurs who conduct business in foreign countries from the Netherlands), 9% tariff (applies to common products or services) and 21% (general tariff).
  • Inheritance: The Netherlands has an inheritance tax

QUICK FACTS

  • Population:17 million
  • Government:Parliamentary Representative Democracy
  • Legal System:Civil Law (contrary to common law). Laws are written and the application of customary law is exceptional. The use of case law, in addition to written laws, is common practice.

    Court System: The judiciary comprises eleven district courts—four courts of appeal and the Supreme Court. Besides these courts, the Netherlands has a number of other judicial bodies.

  • Economy:
    • GDP — 914 billion
    • Currency — Euro

Netherlands Attorneys

Jolanda De Jong

Jolanda De Jong

Netherlands

Business Law, Civil Law & Civil Asset Recovery, Commercial Agreements, Healthcare & Compliance

Lotte Oostdam

Lotte Oostdam

Netherlands

Civil Law & Civil Asset Recovery, Commercial Agreements, Litigation

 

Ron Meulmeester

Ron Meulmeester

Netherlands

Business Law, Commercial Agreements, Corporate Restructuring, Corporate Transactions, Employment & Labor