our firm

Trusted by clients for over 150 years

... due to our profound engagement with their business and a deep understanding of their ambitions and challenges.

We build relationships of trust with our clients, some of which have already stood for more than a hundred years. Widely recognised as the leading international law firm in the Netherlands, our commitment to stand alongside our clients, holds true today, just as much as when we began, 150 years ago.

Our global approach, our long-term commitment and our embrace of our role in society make De Brauw a uniquely special collective.

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our global approach

While nourishing deep roots in Dutch society, our clients and our legal advice are truly international.

From our headquarters in Amsterdam, we deliver global coverage through our local offices, our network of Best Friends firms and our long-standing relationships with top-tier law firms abroad.

Our independence ensures our autonomy to chose and to collaborate with only the best. While we remain our clients' lead strategic and trusted adviser, our clients have effortless access to tailor-made, fully integrated teams of experts all around the world.

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Invested for the long term

Our unique approach requires high-levels of creativity, diversity of thinking and a collaborative mindset to guarantee our standards in the representation of our clients. Our senior leadership traditionally comes from within our own ranks, trained by the generations before them in our ways of working. This is something we value highly.

We actively recruit bright and diverse legal talent to join our renowned legal training institute: De Brauwerij (for Dutch law graduates) and The Brewery (for international graduates). It is here, that the continuous development of our lawyers not only begins but is inextricably coupled with their personal growth: emerging as the next generation of top tier lawyers ready to lead our firm or to go on to take up leading positions in broader society.

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Our deep commitment

Our privileged position as lawyers places us in the midst of the inter-connected dynamics between government, business and society. We embrace full responsibility for our role in protecting the rule of law and care deeply for our people, our clients and the world we live in. Our firm was awarded the Platinum Medal from EcoVadis for our sustainability efforts. However, our commitment goes far beyond maintaining the highest standards of business conduct in our daily work and letting ourselves be held accountable for our actions.

As a leading law firm, we commit to leverage our position to further society by providing pro bono legal assistance to complex causes that need their voice to be heard; by entering into partnerships that promote diversity of thinking in society; and by actively taking part in public debate: to listen, learn and speak-up.

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