De Haan Law

De Haan Advocaten and Notarissen is a large legal service provider with five offices (Leeuwarden, Groningen, Zwolle, Assen and Almere) in the Netherlands. 70 lawyers, notaries and junior notaries work at the offices of De Haan. They are supported by a large number of other staff, which guarantees a professional and efficient service. De Haan’s notaries are specialised in establishing legal entities and companies under Dutch law, drawing up and amending articles of association, facilitating the transfer of shares in Dutch companies, facilitating national and cross-border legal mergers and conversion and demergers of companies, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and shareholder agreements. For the establishment of your holding in the Netherlands, De Haan’s notaries can perform all the necessary acts, which includes registering your company in the Commercial Register of the Chamber of Commerce. We can also certify and legalize documents and provide opinions on Dutch companies.

Additionally, our lawyers possess all the required expertise in the field of contract law, employment law, tenancy law, competition law, procurement law and trademark protection.

Our clients are both domestic and foreign. In recent years, we have performed work for clients in countries in and outside of Europe, including Finland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States. Insofar as legally possible, we draft all documents in English. If this is not possible, you will receive an English translation of the document concerned.

Dutch notaries are legal professionals who have successfully completed a university degree in law, just like Dutch lawyers. They are appointed by the government and are independent and impartial. They must promote the interests of all parties in their duties regarding legal instruments. Besides drafting and executing legal instruments, they can also provide you with expert legal advice in all areas of law, in which a notary is active. It may concern business law, persons and family law and immovable property law.

If you are interested in our services, please phone or e-mail civil law notary, Pieter van Drooge (, or candidate civil law notary, Rienk Talstra (

We would be pleased to assist you in your corporate activities in the Netherlands.