Firm Profile > Dirkzwager advocaten & notarissen > Arnhem , Netherlands

Dirkzwager advocaten & notarissen

Insurance Tier 2

At Dirkzwager advocaten & notarissen, the lawyers are 'excellent, methodical, and thorough in their analysis'. The team is representing Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Liberty, as the two excess insurers, in claims against the directors and officers of Innoconcepts. René WildenburgJoost Bindels, and Harry Kruitwagen count Amlin Insurance, Allianz Benelux, and Royal Sun Alliance among their clients.

The firm

Dirkzwager was founded over 125 years ago and has offices in Arnhem and Nijmegen. It is a 34 partner firm supported by approximately 90 attorneys and civil-law notaries, employing a total of 260 employees, which provides legal services that are distinctive for being of high quality as well as being tailored to meet the needs of its clients.

Dirkzwager is ranked the 12th largest law firm in the Netherlands according to and the third firm in terms of quality according to MT Top 100 magazine. Furthermore, Dirkzwager was awarded best managed company in 2014 by Deloitte and ING.

Dirkzwager very much appreciates sharing its knowledge through its knowledge portals and, its Kennis App and Global Law app and by its own educational institute, the Dirkzwager Academy, organising workshops and internal courses on a regular basis. As a result, Dirkzwager has been recognised by SDU Uitgevers as the ‘most innovative sharer of knowledge in the legal profession’ and by the KNB, the professional organisation for civil-law notaries, as the ‘most innovative firm of civil-law notaries’ in the Netherlands and was commended by the Financial Times in the 2014 most innovative law firm report.

Areas of practice

At Dirkzwager, it has created a working culture that enables its people to consistently offer high standards of client service. The firm’s offices offer legal as well as notarial services from specialised practice departments. Its approach is commercial, flexible and pragmatic. The firm works with its clients as business partners and not simply as suppliers of legal services. It commits to excelling not only in its individual areas of practice, but in the way it delivers service to its clients – with enthusiasm, effort and integrity. The firm serves as its client’s legal trusted advisor, helping clients achieve their business objectives while managing their legal risks, difficulties and expenses. Furthermore, Dirkzwager takes great pride in not only knowing its client’s industries but also understanding their unique business process.

The firm offers full legal services in the Netherlands. In addition, it offers legal services in Germany through its own German desk run by both Dutch and German accredited attorneys. Through the TELFA (Trans European Law Firm Alliance) and USLAW network, it is able to assist its clients in all EU countries as well as all 50 US states. As members for the past 20 years, Dirkzwager have worked closely with most affiliated firms from the network.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Frans Knüppe
Corporate Karen Verkerk
Corporate Selma van Ramele
Procurement Tony van Wijk
Insurance Harry Kruitwagen
Insurance René Wildenburg
Insurance Daan Baas
Environment Maarten Baneke
Environment Jasper Molenaar
Employment Eric Boerma
Employment Buby den Heeten
Finance Chantal van den Borne
Business recovery Claudia van der Most
Litigation Frans Knüppe
Litigation Harry Kruitwagen
Healthcare Louis Houwen
Healthcare Pieter Bergkamp
Intellectual property and IT Jaap Kronenberg
Intellectual property and IT Ernst-Jan van de Pas
Real estate Bart van Meer
Real estate John Wijnmaalen
Real estate Robert Rijpstza
Rent Jasper Molenaar
Rent Robert Rijpstra
Government Frank Delissen
Government Hanna Zeilmaker
Family Ineke Meuwese
German desk Susanne Hermsen-Pfeiffer
Energy Maarten Kole
Pensions Henk Hoving
Pensions Frédérique Hoppers
Civil law notary Ton Lekkerkerker
Number of lawyers : 100
at this office : 60
Other offices : Nijmegen