International reach

The firm's practice

Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn is a full service law firm with integrated specialist practices which include administrative law, commercial law, corporate law and corporate Governance, employment law, energy law, environmental and planning law, EU & competition law, ICT & telecommunications law, construction law, intellectual property law, procurement law and real estate law.

Pels Rijcken is fully equipped to serve clients in international and cross-border matters. Many practice areas of Pels Rijcken are ranked in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Leading Dutch litigation firm

  • Pels Rijcken is the only major Dutch law firm with an explicit focus on litigation
  • Pels Rijcken has a leading Supreme Court litigation practice, handling about one third of all supreme court cases in the Netherlands
  • In all departments litigation is the core business

Trusted advisor to blue chip and mid-market

  • The lawyers of the corporate/M&A practice advises on joint ventures, restructurings, corporate governance and project finance/PPP's
  • We are handling cases with regard to corporate litigation, regulatory and crossborder disputes
  • Our experience in both the corporate and the public domain proves to be instrumental

Well known for state advocacy

  • Pels Rijcken is representing the Dutch government, Dutch Central Bank and other regulators, lower government bodies and other public authorities


For more information about the international activities of Pels Rijcken, please contact Willem Heemskerk or René Kiers.

Chambers Europe 2018 - Leading Firm Legal 500 - Leading Firm 2018


International reach

  • Willem HeemskerkAttorney-at-law, partner
  • René KiersAttorney-at-law, partner