Boels Zanders International

The lawyers at Boels Zanders have extensive expertise in international business and will be pleased to work with you to provide your company with sound international legal support. Because of our location in the south of the Netherlands, our lawyers have close proximity internationally. European markets are within easy reach; the Belgian and German markets are less than 10 kilometres away. In addition, our lawyers are aware of international trends & developments with regard to both business and culture.


German practice

Small differences can have major consequences. That certainly applies when doing business in Germany. Our German practice lawyers guide you skilfully when doing business across the border with your German business partner and have extensive experience in industry, mechanical engineering, renewable energy, waste and waste management, business services, trade, transport and retail.

If necessary, we will select a specialised German lawyer from our network who can assist you further together with our German practice. Needless to say, we always keep a close eye on developments.

Belgian practice

The lawyers in our Belgian practice each have their own particular area of interest, such as employment law, real estate law and company law, and are well versed in Dutch and Belgian law and international private law.

Boels Zanders has a large network of Belgian lawyers with specialisations that are relevant to you as an entrepreneur. If necessary, we will refer you to one of these cooperation partners. This is always someone we know and of whom we are certain that he or she delivers quality and understands the specific issue.

Helen Houben is Belgian and studied law in both the Netherlands and Belgium. She specialises in company law and advises and guides Dutch entrepreneurs when doing business in Belgium and Belgian entrepreneurs who wish to do business in the Netherlands.


For cross-border advice, we work intensively with law firms located in all important business centres of the world and united in ADVOC, the international network of independent law firms. A network in which firms are selected on the basis of international knowledge and experience.

ADVOC is a close-knit international network of lawyers between whom a great deal of knowledge is shared. Our lawyers regularly organise and attend international ADVOC meetings where lawyers can exchange knowledge and get to know each other better personally. This helps us to contact one of our international partners even faster when a client asks for help. We are therefore close to our clients and work intensively with our international partners.


Smart Start Limburg

Boels Zanders is one of the founding members of Smart Start Limburg. This network offers foreign companies wishing to set up in Limburg easy access to professional services in all areas relevant to the establishment or creation of a new business in Limburg.

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The recently released Legal 500 EMEA international rankings 2020 include three specialisations of Boels Zanders: Insolvency & Restructuring, M&A and Real Estate.

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