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Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Boompjes 258
  • Rotterdam
  • South Holland
  • Netherlands
  • 3011 XZ

Firm profile submitted by HVG Law LLP

HVG Law combines high-quality legal services with a focus on practical solutions and sector-specific knowledge. Ranking among the top Dutch law firms measured by its scope and size of services, HVG Law employs 175 attorneys at law and (candidate) civil law notaries who are active in all of the legal areas relevant to businesses. With offices in Amsterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Brussels and a legal desk in New York, HVG Law provides legal services on both a national and international scale. The firm represents international and national -mid markets and up- companies, government entities and not-profit organisations. Clients include listed and non-listed companies, financial institutions, institutional investors, public utilities, healthcare and government bodies, property developers, contractors and start-ups. HVG Law has a deep commitment to excellent advice with a focus on high quality, speed of service and meeting clients’ needs. The firm values open communication and is always willing to go the extra mile to help clients achieve their objectives. The combination of legal expertise, sector-specific knowledge and enterprising spirit clearly sets the firm apart in the market. An important element in this respect is the firm’s alliance with EY Tax, which makes it possible to form multidisciplinary teams whenever needed. Each team includes various groups of specialists and is able to reach beyond physical office boundaries. To liaise with these teams, clients are provided with a designated contact. Because of its strategic alliance with EY Tax, HVG Law forms part of the international EY Law network which brings together more than 1700 lawyers advising in 75 jurisdictions across the globe. The EY Law network allows the firm to offer legal solutions on a truly integrated, international basis.

Chairman: Johan Westerhof
Managing Partners: Johan Westerhof, Jan Padberg
Number of partners: 20
Number of lawyers: 175
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese Mandarin

HVG Law offers legal services in the following practice areas: corporate law, commercial transactions, corporate recovery and insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, IT and digital law, financial services (pension law and financial regulatory), real estate and competition law and regulated markets.
In addition, the firm focuses on a number of specific sectors: energy (power and utilities and oil and gas), government and public sector and health, technology and telecommunications and private equity.

Furthermore HVG Law has a dedicated team of (Japanese speaking) lawyers to assist Dutch companies with doing business in Japan and Asia to support Japanese and Asian companies in mastering the many legal challenges in Europe.

The HVG Innovation team has a focus on advising (international) Start-ups with their new business in the Netherlands.