Lawyers and Notary in Leiden and The Hague


Even though the Netherlands is a small country, it is still considered one of the ‘main ports’ to the rest of Europe. As a result, many companies establish their headquarters or subsidiary companies in the Netherlands. Over the years, De Clercq International Desk helped many of these companies in setting up and starting their organisations, in full compliance with Dutch law, including labour law, corporate law, IT law, public law and tax law.

Partly because of Brexit, we notice an increase in foreign companies that are planning to move their headquarters to the Netherlands. The demand for legal services by local specialists is greater than ever. In order to meet this demand, De Clercq Lawyers and Notary set up a specialized taskforce that assists foreign companies in preparing for the future.

Sharing our knowledge

Our International Desk will guide you through the initial process of setting up a Dutch subsidiary. We aim to enter into a long-term relationship with you and actively share our knowledge, for example in the form of a blog, newsletters, seminars and training courses. We offer hands-on legal advice and, where necessary, represent your interests in court, arbitration or other legal proceedings.

Our International Desk works closely with tax advisers and accountants with extensive international experience to provide you with the best possible advice. We are active members of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and an IR Global firm. IR Global is a multi-disciplinary professional services network that provides advice to companies and individuals across 155+ jurisdictions. IR Global members consist of the world’s leading legal, accountancy and financial advisers. Each firm passing a stringent vetting process upon joining and recommended exclusively by jurisdiction and area of expertise.  Due to our strong international network, we can provide advice on complex international legal matters or refer you to high-quality expertise abroad.