Mr Ruben Wiegerink > Van der Feltz Advocaten > The Hague, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Van der Feltz Advocaten
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Ruben combines many areas of expertise in his practice: he is both adviser and litigator in expropriation law, government private law, state aid law, and tax law. His know-how includes experience in State as well as local government taxes. Ruben is also admitted to the Dutch Supreme Court Bar Association.

Ruben’s Supreme Court experience is extensive. Before joining Van der Feltz, he was with Pels Rijcken for nine years, where his practice included Supreme Court litigation. Pels Rijcken is the “State Advocate”, i.e. the law firm representing the Dutch government. And before that, with the Supreme Court’s research centre for seven years.

Ruben enjoys being a sparring partner with fellow lawyers when they are considering Supreme Court appeals. He is convinced that it is essential to review all interests thoroughly and to determine the desired final outcome. Ruben is proactive when advising on the chances of success of a possible Supreme Court appeal. He also assesses the probability of a favourable outcome in the event the Supreme Court remits the case, and enables his clients to properly assess whether or not to lodge an appeal at the Supreme Court.

Ruben has an eye for detail, understands complex instructions and structures, and is always committed to maintaining the quality of his work at a high level. He works well within tight deadlines. In short, excellent legal service is second nature to him.


Partner (since 2016). Prior to that attorney at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn attorneys and civil law notaries (2007 – 2016) and court officer at the Supreme Court of The Netherlands (2000 – 2007)                                        



Dutch, English, German


Member of the Dutch Tax Lawyers Association
Member of the Association for Tax studies
Member of the Association for Civil Cassation attorneys
Member of the Association of Expropriation attorneys
Member of the Association for Expropriation law


1998 – 2001                                           LL.M. programme International Taxation                                                  

1994 – 2000                                           Tax Law, Leiden University