Marree & Dijxhoorn

Business Lawyers and Mediators

since 1981

About Us


Your company

As an entrepreneur you may need legal assistance from time to time. MenD can offer you this service. You may be aware that answers to legal issues are not the only decisive factors when it comes to your business. And that such issues do not necessarily coordinate with your business plans. MenD knows that as well and more so than many other firms. When it comes to solving business issues, the legal approach is just one of many paths. You can count on MenD for mapping out all the possible approaches and solutions – together with you as the entrepreneur – to consider what your best options are. MenD offers more than a purely juridical approach.

Solutions and an acceptable result

Every entrepreneur will run into differences of opinion with other parties along the way. MenD is not afraid to litigate, if you feel that you would be best served by this. Yet a successful day in court does not mean that you have achieved an acceptable or economic gain. The interest of your company is at times better served through a reasonable settlement, whether via a mediator or otherwise .You can rest assured that MenD recognises this point.

Other, more creative solutions are possible, more often than you think. The fact is that, although many disputes pose a threat to your company, they can also offer opportunities. Examining what went wrong opens the door for solutions, to guarantee that mistakes are not repeated. Solutions that still keep track of what the dispute is all about, but ensure that the dispute remains subordinate to the business or commercial aspects of both parties. That’s where MenD comes in.

Comprehensible and accessible

Drafting documents, as well as consulting and preparing contracts, usually entails legal jargon. But you can rest assured that wherever possible, MenD avoids using such jargon. In any case, we formulate our documents in a language that you can comprehend. MenD considers this of utmost importance.

Available and focused

As an entrepreneur, you put your trust in your lawyer. Trust goes hand in hand with a lawyer who you can approach directly, a lawyer that can prove that your issue is his issue. You can also make it clear to MenD that you would like to have your requests handled immediately, on the same day. This is also part of the deal: you are updated regularly about the progress. MenD’s attention does not slacken when your issues are not urgent. You will find that MenD regularly informs you about developments that might be important for your company.

A few facts about MenD

MenD’s law firm was established in 1981. From the very beginning, and as one of the first law firms in the Netherlands, MenD focuses exclusively on legal services for the business sector. MenD supports enterprises in the Netherlands and abroad; from SMEs to various very large companies. MenD has a branch in Amsterdam and in Amersfoort. Membership and leading roles in international networks of law firms means that MenD can guarantee you excellent support and assistance in cross-border legal issues.


Keeping your business’ future in mind


Corporate/mergers & acquisitions

Organisation/reorganisation, business succession, mergers, takeovers and assistance You can turn to this team for assistance with the organisation/reorganisation of your company as...


The market is changing and your company adjusts accordingly. This adjustment – nearly without exception - is related to the production factor of labor. In other words, you are constantly...


Leasing and letting of commercial premises, buying and selling or renovating and developing are part of every business, and not only businesses in the real estate sector. You can be...

Intellectual Property and ICT

Quite often enterprises don’t have a clue about copyrights, brand and version rights, design rights, database and trademark rights, inventions and patents, etcetera that are in their...

Financing and Insolvencies

Insolvencies are often bankruptcies and moratorium. MenD lawyers very regularly act as trustee or administrator in such cases. However, they also assist companies with their financial...

Insurance and Liability

MenD assists many insurers, but likewise it supports companies that are embroiled in insurance issues. Insurers MenD is highly skilled in setting up or assessing policy conditions...

International trade

MenD is associated with international networks of independent law firms (see and and plays a leading role in them. MenD has reliable connections...

Sport Desk

MenD lawyers have administrative or legal functions in fields such as hockey, swimming and equestrian sports. Contracts With this type of background, MenD has a particular affinity...

Pension Desk

As an entrepreneur, you can build up a pension in a fund, in an insurance policy or manage your own scheme. You are also responsible for the pension provision of your employees. Liability The...

Fashion Desk

Fashion today will not be the same in a number of months. This certainly characterises the fashion sector. It imposes very specific demands on how you run your business in this sector....

Aiming for a result for your business


Marree and Dijxhoorn business lawyers


MenD is associated with international networks of independent law firms and make a point of playing a leading role in them. The purpose of this is to be able to provide entrepreneurs with excellent service for cross-border issues, which nowadays are all too common. MenD can enlist the assistance and efforts of very good colleague firms – who operate on the same level and with similar volumes as MenD – for helping you manage your international opportunities.


Alliuris (Alliance of International Business Lawyers) is a network of lawyers’ offices in various countries with branches in Amsterdam, Brussels, Amersfoort, London, Paris, Lyon, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Hanover, Zug, Vienna, Moscow, Minsk, Poznan, Warsaw, Bratislava, Bucharest, Sofia, Istanbul, Dubai, New Delhi, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.

The members of Alliuris consist of independent medium-sized law firms that specialise in European and International corporate law.

The partnership within Alliuris gives our clients the assurance of receiving qualitative and constructive legal support in any cross-border issues by firms on the same level as MenD.

Alexander Steenaert is Vice-President in the executive board of Alliuris. For information about Alliuris, you can contact him or visit the site of Alliuris.

Eurojuris International

Eurojuris International is a leading network of independent and selected law firms. In Europe Eurojuris has representation in all the states that belong to the European Union. Eurojuris International is also associated with dozens of law firms in Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North and South America. The network of Eurojuris International encompasses approximately 650 law firms with around 5,500 active lawyers. This network offers you the advantage of direct contacts, fast handling of legal advice and knowledge (abroad), expertise and representations for companies, government bodies and individual clients.

International Business Group (IBG)

Eurojuris International has extensive experience in providing services to small and medium-sized enterprises. MenD is a member of the International Business Group of Eurojuris International. To give you an idea of what the IBG can do for you, click on this link to read its latest publication: “How to expand your business in Europe”.

If you have questions about Eurojuris, you can contact Hans Jonkhout or visit the site of or


Jurismus is part of the extensive network of the Eurojuris International law firms. Jurismus is an association of and for young lawyers who work at one of the law firms of Eurojuris International. During the last decade Jurismus has been organising numerous meetings and lectures for these young lawyers.

If you have questions about Jurismus International, you can contact Hans Jonkhout or visit the site: