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Attorneys and Notaries in The Netherlands

DISCLAIMER: 

The U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam.  Names are listed randomly, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers; the Consulate General is not in a position to vouch for such information.  You may obtain additional information about the individuals on the list by contacting the Dutch Bar Association (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten), which has a comprehensive listing of all its members on its website (search for instance by city to get all listed attorneys in that city).

List of Law firms in the Netherlands compiled by the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam.

The International Dialing Code for the Netherlands is 31.
Dutch law requires that attorneys comply with specific and stringent advertising rules. Since the publication of names of attorneys together with any data concerning their qualifications and professional experience may be considered a contravention of these rules, this list is provided only on condition that it not be published.

Most attorneys listed are capable of corresponding in the English language.

The rate of first class mail from the United States to the Netherlands is $1 per half ounce. Registered mail can be sent through the Netherlands Postal Services. International reply coupons should be used prepayment is necessary for a reply. Several courier companies, including Airborne Express, DHL, Federal Express, and UPS, also offer services to the Netherlands.

Credit reports can be obtained from commercial banks or credit reporting agencies. Several major U.S. financial institutions are represented locally as are their Dutch counterparts in the United States.

A comprehensive listing of practicing Dutch attorneys can be found through the Dutch Bar Association website, and a more limited list in English.

Notaries:
Notaries in the Netherlands, unlike attorneys or legal advisors, do not represent or act in the interest of any one party, but are legally bound to act impartially.    They are appointed by the monarch for life and governed by the statutes of the Koninklijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie.  Their functions include, but are not limited to, probating estates, preparing wills, articles of incorporation, agreements between individuals, and transferring title in real property transactions.   Notaries are required to establish the veracity of information presented to them and their functions have the force of law.
At the end of the List of Attorneys is a partial listing of notary offices in the three major cities in the Netherlands.  These offices were selected at random and are being provided under the same disclaimer as that of the List of Attorneys.  A complete list of all the notaries in the Netherlands can be found at http://www.knb.nl/contact

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