ADVOCURA, based in the business district of Amsterdam Zuidas, is your law firm in The Netherlands. ADVOCURA is advising and litigating for its clients, focusing on contract law, employment law and liability law, including director’s liability, employer’s liability and professional liability. Since its establishment ADVOCURA has special attention for the expat community and works for foreign companies doing business in the Netherlands and for Dutch businesses active abroad as well as for private individuals.
ADVOCURA stands for a solid approach, clear communication, short lines and transparent price agreements. ADVOCURA has access to a(n international) network which it can put to use for the benefit of your case.
Mariëlle Groen is the founder of ADVOCURA.
She graduated in Dutch civil law from Leiden University. As part of her study she spent some time Spain, studying at the Salamanca University, where she took various legal courses.
Mariëlle was admitted to the bar in 2001 and started her career at an independent top-tier Netherlands-based law firm, focussing on the ((insurance) litigation practice. She often acted at the request of an insurer on behalf of mainly notaries, accountants and lawyers who were held liable. Furthermore, Mariëlle addressed issues with respect to corporate litigation, including disputes between shareholders and director’s liability.
As of January 2009, Mariëlle worked at a boutique law firm in the centre of Amsterdam. During this period, she handled cases in the abovementioned legal areas, but has also handled many cases in the area of employment law. In employment disputes, Mariëlle assisted throughout the entire route; whether concluding an employment contract or the termination thereof but also all points in between. Mariëlle also advised on the various types of employment relationships, transfer of undertaking, etc.
In 2008 Mariëlle completed the Specialist Course National and International Contracting at the Grotius Academy. In 2016 she completed the Specialist Course Employment Law at the Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk.
Mariëlle is a member of the Dutch Association for Procedural Law (NVvP), the Association for Corporate Litigation, the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN), the Dutch Association for Employment Law (VvA), the Dutch Bar Association (NOvA) as well as the association for Business Professional Women (BPW).
The Expat Management Group (EMG) is a dynamic corporate group of recognised legal experts in Amsterdam that provides assistance in all aspects of Dutch immigration law, offering practical solutions for companies, individuals, entrepreneurs, highly skilled migrants and their family members on all routes of entry to the Netherlands.
Using their supreme experience in the corporate sector and taking into account rules, regulations and best practices, our top level professionals at EMG assist our corporate clients in realising their business and securing full immigration compliancy in the Netherlands.
In addition, EMG takes pride in assisting its private clients in all aspects of their (upcoming) residence in the Netherlands and our professionals will confidentially be able serve them and their family members with any support in all aspects of immigration, taxation and relocation.
The #1 company for financing your home abroad. Expat Mortgages is an independent mortgage broker for expats who want to buy a house in the Netherlands and need a mortgage to realize that. Our company already exists for more than 10 years and we have provided mortgage advice to thousands of people.
Our most unique feature is that we only work with expats. This allowed us to become a specialist in what we do and provide solutions for all nationalities.
The initial meeting with one of our advisors is free of charge and we can either schedule the meeting at our office or a location you prefer!
What do we provide?
Our advisor will take your hand and guide you through the process of arranging a mortgage. All communication (either verbal or written) will be in English and we will make sure you receive a translated version of the mortgage offer that is provided by bank.
Our advisors are very flexible and therefore it will also be possible to meet outside office hours. Any necessary communication with the bank (or other third parties involved) will be handled by us, which contributes to the realization of a stress-free process for our customers. Once the mortgage is approved it is time to sign the official deeds at the notary. We will make sure that a sworn interpreter will be present at the signing, but your Expat Mortgages advisor will also be present just in case.
Even after the process has come to an end we actively keep in touch with our customers. Our dedicated ‘aftercare advisor’ Selina van Beek will be available for any mortgage-related questions that come up!
An extra service we provide for all our customers is arranging the provisional tax rebate (for the mortgage related costs) in the first year of financing, free of charge.
Expat Mortgages has several offices throughout the Netherlands and as of November 2017 we are also very proud to announce that we have a dedicated advisor for Eindhoven and the surrounding area.
Barbara Strozzilaan 101
1083 HN Amsterdam
2033 AP Haarlem
The Hague Office
2506 AL Den Haag
3032 AC Rotterdam
Expattaxes (part of GVN International Tax Services) is your gateway to expat tax consultancy and compliance in The Netherlands. We offer various tax services and general expatriate services for (self-employed) expats in The Netherlands and abroad. Our team of experienced international tax lawyers and consultants are dedicated professionals guiding you through the legislative wilderness of taxation and the practical issues of residing and investing in The Netherlands.
We do not focus exclusively on tax issues when advising our clients. We take into account the various practical and legal aspects of our advice. Our knowledge of Family law, inheritance law, contract law and company law will enable our team to tailor each tax advice to suit your needs. If necessary we will contact/activate our support network of lawyers to help you with various legal issues. In any case our aim is to minimize your tax burden financial as well as practical.
Vincent van Wijgerden
Vincent van Wijgerden LL.M is Sr. Tax Consultant and co-founder of GVN International Tax Services.
He has a degree in Tax Law (with focus on International Tax Law) from the University of Maastricht and a Masters degree in European Law from Leiden University. He has over 10 years of work experience in the field of taxation.
Vincent started his career working for the de Belastingdienst (Dutch Tax Authorities). Subsequently he worked for KPMG Meijburg as expatriate tax consultant and for Van der Bend Tax consultants as expatriate and company tax consultant.
In addition to his work at GVN International Tax Services, Vincent is also lecturer in (International)Tax Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has co-authored a book containing selected texts of international tax treaties for expatriate tax.
Kim has started as an attorney-at-law at a medium sized law firm in The Hague. After that she specialized as an employment lawyer and has worked in Amsterdam as a senior associate at a big international firm. She has worked as head of the employment department developing and professionalized the HR department of a large company (400 employees). As of 2017 she started her own firm.
She deals with all aspects of collective and individual employment law, such as: restructuring, participation in decision-making, non-competition clauses, drafting employment contracts and other regulations under employment law, individual dismissals, reorganizations, due diligence and general advice on employment law.
She also develops policy, directs and coordinates human resources activities, such as employment, compensation, labour relations, benefits, training, and employee services. Management and team coaching and outplacement.
Founded and run by expats, IamExpat is an English-language online media platform providing up-to-date information, news, job listings, housing services and lifestyle tips for internationals in the Netherlands since 2009. IamExpat also organises the annual IamExpat Fair in Amsterdam and The Hague; a truly international one-day event designed to connect and support the expat community in the Netherlands.
Are you trying to make sense of the financial landscape in the Netherlands? Personal finance, in general, isn’t like taking a walk in the park, right? Especially since most of the information is only available in Dutch. So, why not make life easier and let us take care of your finances?
At Independent Expat Finance, we’re experts in giving expats financial peace of mind. We take care of everything you need during your stay in the Netherlands: your banking, your insurance, your utilities, your mortgage, and even your consumer loans. But don’t just believe us on our word, have a look at what one of our clients had to say:
“Independent Expat Finance has been an incredible ally in the whirlwind of my move: not only did they introduce me to the best relocation agent I could imagine, they also helped me get my BSN sorted out in my first week in Amsterdam, as well as opening a bank account with every documentation and access in English! And as if it wasn’t already pure magic, they then proceeded to help me set up all the rest of my amenities (water, electricity, gas and even Internet) and guide me through choosing health care, home, and legal insurance. I can’t thank Independent Expat Finance enough and I will for sure use their services again when the time comes for me to settle down and invest in property!”
Imagine how you’d feel knowing that all is taken care of for you. If you haven’t moved to the Netherlands yet, we can set up a free Skype call to discuss your needs. If you’re already here, feel free to stop by our office, or let us come to you. Just contact us at +31 (0)23-3030110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 HS Haarlem
Location The Hague
Prinses Beatrixlaan 582
2595 BM Den Haag
3011 AA Rotterdam