Antoine de Werd

Antoine de Werd is partner and acts as head of the family law section. He studied Business Law at the University of Leiden and got admitted to the The Hague Supreme Court Bar in 1989. Immediately after, he started GMW advocaten as one of the founders. The firm has developed into a leading law firm offering Dutch and expat legal advice in the Randstad area.

Since 1988, Antoine de Werd has concentrated on resolving financial disputes involving high net worth individuals and families with significant wealth. He is one of the few male specialized divorce lawyers in the Netherlands and has substantial legal experience in (international) divorces, especially involving companies, complex maintenance claims, division of assets/property, retirement benefits and setoff clauses.

Antoine understands that divorce and separation is a difficult time in an individual’s life and does his best to ensure that his advice and approach assists and does not inflame a tricky situation, especially when children are involved. He is a trained mediator as well as a collaborative divorce practitioner. He is an experienced litigator as well, so should an out of court settlement fail, he will represent you in court.

Antoine is a member of the Association of Family lawyers and Divorce Mediators, a member of the Association of Collaborative Divorce Holland and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

More Articles by Antoine de Werd

September 8, 2017: The Day of Divorce
Antoine de Werd

Friday, September 8 is the Day of Divorce. This is a day when you can obtain information about divorce from specialist lawyers. The Day of Divorce is organised by the professional association of family law practitioners and divorce mediators (VFAS). This year GMW lawyers is taking part in the Day of Divorce and throwing our […]

Maintenance payments by entrepreneurs: why we’re getting it wrong
Antoine de Werd

When a married couple gets a divorce, in most cases one of the spouses ends up paying the ex-spouse maintenance. Individuals who are entrepreneurs often end up paying their ex-spouse the wrong amount of maintenance. This is due to cash flows being disregarded or not given sufficient consideration. So how SHOULD the courts calculate maintenance? […]