Expats face the daily challenge of building a new life in a foreign country with unfamiliar rules. As a result, many people are unsure about their rights. That is fine when things go smoothly – but when the going gets tough, it may be time to call a lawyer.
Lawyers for expats
When a situation escalates past a certain point, it can become impossible to solve it alone. That’s when you need a legal partner who can help you to work it out.
GMW lawyers has been helping expats in the Netherlands to solve their legal problems for more than 25 years. With lawyers who have been expats themselves, we understand the specific challenges and needs of internationals living abroad, and offer a range of legal services to support you. Our lawyers are experts in their fields, with the knowledge and the experience to provide advice that you can trust.
Areas of legal expertise
GMW lawyers can assist you with family and inheritance law, employment and pension law, property and tenancy law, company and insolvency law and liability law.
Family law – Our divorce lawyers can assist you with family law issues ranging from pre-nuptial agreements to divorce, custody, partner alimony and child maintenance. Our inheritance lawyers can help you to deal with inheritance issues and advise you on your rights and obligations as an heir in the Netherlands. They can also advise you about estate planning, and specific issues such as appointing an executor or a guardian for your children.
Employment law – Our team can answer your questions about employment contracts, pensions and human resource policies. We can also help you deal with employment issues such as dismissal, performance, illness, non-competition clauses, outsourcing, collective bargaining agreements, privacy and discrimination. Our clients operate in virtually every industry and vary from knowledge workers, directors, corporate level executives and civil servants to entrepreneurs and independent professionals.
Property law – GMW lawyers can help you in all aspects of property law. Whether it is about the purchase, sale, construction, project development, financing or rental of property, our experts can help you find a solution. We work with: housing associations, property investors, property managers, project developers, construction companies, local authorities and private landlords.
Company law – Our corporate and insolvency lawyers contribute to the success of SME’s, large and small international companies, non-profit organisations, management boards, supervisory boards and shareholders. From contracts to commercial disputes, directors’ liability and financial problems, we will help you find the best solution for your business.
Liability law – If you have suffered damage caused by a third party, you need trusted advice to help you hold them liable. GMW lawyers can support you in the event of personal injury, breach of contract, work-related accidents, unlawful acts, group claims and directors’ liability. Our clients include private individuals, entrepreneurs, directors, principal shareholders and non-profit organisations.
How GMW lawyers helps expats
GMW lawyers team of legal experts can advise you on your rights and legal options, and offer mediation and/or litigation where needed.
If you’re just starting to investigate a legal question, we recommend discussing your case with a lawyer. They can advise you about your rights and help you decide whether or not to take legal action. Should you decide to proceed with your case, your lawyer can then support you throughout the process.
How to get started
This article was originally published on Iamexpat
Legal Expat Desk is an information hub that provides the expat community in The Netherlands with information about Dutch law and advice from legal experts. As an independent advisory service, we are able to offer multiple perspectives that help you to strengthen your legal position.