German law

Meet our German Law practice group

The lawyer and German law

Doing business in Germany is slightly different from doing business in the Netherlands, not just because you are serving a different target group, but also because German legislation and regulations place different requirements on your business. Van Diepen Van der Kroef advises Dutch business owners on the German market. We have been doing so for 25 years with all of the Germanic thoroughness you would expect in the process.

Our lawyers have studied law in both countries and are therefore qualified not only as a Dutch advocaat but also as a German Rechtsanwalt. We know the legal differences and therefore know exactly what Dutch business owners should look out for. We are also authorised to appear in court in both countries. Of course we speak our languages fluently, but we are also completely at home in both cultures. We know how your German customers think and act, as well as your colleagues in the same sectors.

Expertise in German law

Our knowledge and experience cover:

  • Negotiating with German business partners
  • M&A transactions such as takeovers, joint ventures, participations or asset deals
  • Drafting contracts and general terms and conditions under German law
  • Employment contracts under German law
  • Disputes between employers and employees in Germany
  • Incorporating companies in Germany
  • Agency agreements, distribution and franchise law
  • Transport law
  • Supervising proceedings before courts in Germany on commercial disputes or labour law cases

Doing business successfully in the German market starts at our Amsterdam office, which is where our German Law practice group is based. Visit our website or drop by the office for a cup of coffee.

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German law lawyers



Commerciële Contracten, Duits recht, Handels- en distributierecht, Procesrecht, Transportrecht



French Desk, Corporate Law, German Law, Employment Law

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Do you have a question or do you want more information, our specialists respond quickly and are always available. 

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