Who are we?

The Legal Expat Desk, LED for short, is an information hub, advising the expat community living and working in The Netherlands. We were founded in 2006 by GMW advocaten, and have since worked with a wide network of legal experts and notaries, all trusted partners of LED.
We regularly publish articles covering a wide spectrum of legal topics. Our experts deliver clear and concise advice, and also keep the public informed about changes in the Dutch legal system.
All the LED- experts – as listed – have been selected because of their extensive experience and expertise in handling legal matters with international aspects. For clarity – from the source.




René Willemsen

René Willemsen studied law at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. After his graduation in 1990, he worked for…meer


Godelijn Boonman

Godelijn experienced an international upbringing and education as an expat child living in Africa and England. Back in…meer


Lisa-Marie Komp

Lisa-Marie is a focused lawyer with a broad international interest in society and culture. She is part of  the section Entrepreneurs…meer


Marieke Morshuis

Marieke has been a family lawyer since her graduation of the University of Leiden in 1988. After being…meer