Smidswater advocaten focuses on employment and civil services law, M&A and corporate law.

We know that every case is unique and that personal involvement forms the basis for successful collaborations. That is why we always put your needs and goals first. Our experienced and expert lawyers are fully committed to representing your interests and strive for the best possible results. We provide legal services at the highest level.

With clear communication as our guideline, we ensure that you are always informed of the progress of your case. We understand that the legal process can be complex, which is why we translate legal language into understandable terms, so that you always have a grip on the situation and know where you stand.

Smidswater advocaten has a strong network of specialists in other fields, such as taxation, notarial law, real estate, rental law, IP, IT, data protection and corporate immigration and litigation, as well as lawyers in the most relevant jurisdictions. We regularly work as a project manager and/or Dutch law specialist in a broader (international) team in the context of cross-border transactions.

We cordially invite you to contact us and discover how we can help you with your legal challenges.


Employment law

You can contact Smidswater advocaten for all employment law issues, whether you are an employer, works council, (statutory) director, manager, supervisor, employee, civil servant, self-employed person or expat. Due to the intensive mutual cooperation between the lawyers of Smidswater, the employment law specialists are regularly involved in the M&A practice, in which they advise, among other things, on the employment law consequences of mergers and acquisitions.
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Civil service law

Civil service law is a specific area of law, the practice of which requires specialist knowledge of (sector) specific regulations and a good sense of official and political relationships. Smidswater advocaten has that specialist knowledge in-house. Fleur van Bree has been involved in advising and litigating in the field of public employment law for years.
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Smidswater advocaten provides employment law services to foreign companies setting up their businesses in the Netherlands. The lawyers of Smidswater advocaten are true specialists in labour law: they have practised in this area for many years as lawyers, litigators, advisers, and sparring partners. Together with our network of specialists in the field of corporate immigration and international tax and socials security, we can help you set up your company in the Netherlands.
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Corporate law

Smidswater advocaten provides founders, investors, shareholders and directors with advice and support on various corporate law issues, including decision-making, setting up joint ventures and implementation in (shareholders’) agreements and articles of association.
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Smidswater advocaten provides legal advice to sellers, buyers, investors and management in mergers and acquisitions, both in share or asset based-transactions, restructuring and management buy-outs. In transaction, for example, we conduct (vendor) due diligence investigations and prepare and negotiate transaction documentation.
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Ad-interim services

The lawyers of Smidswater advocaten are available to provide services and be hired on a project/transaction basis or for a certain period (on an ad-interim basis). This is also possible for a few hours per week. This can be either on location or from our office. A combination is also possible.

We provide ad-interim services for other law firms and companies.