Dirkzwager was founded over 125 years ago and has offices in Arnhem and Nijmegen. It is a 32 partner firm supported by approximately 133 legal experts (attorneys, tax advisors and civil-law notaries) employing a total of 300 employees, which provides legal and tax services that are distinctive for being of high quality as well as being tailored to meet the needs of its clients.
Dirkzwager is ranked the 13th largest law firm in the Netherlands according to advocatie.nl and the 1st firm in terms of quality according to MT100 magazine in 2018.
Furthermore, Dirkzwager was awarded best managed company in 2014 by Deloitte and ING. Dirkzwager very much appreciates sharing its knowledge through its knowledge portals www.dirkzwager.nl and www. legalknowledgeportal.com and by its own educational institute, the Dirkzwager Academy, organising workshops and internal courses on a regular basis.
As a result, Dirkzwager has been recognised by SDU Uitgevers as the ‘most innovative sharer of knowledge in the legal profession’ and by the KNB, the professional organisation for civil-law notaries, as the ‘most innovative firm of civil-law notaries’ in the Netherlands and was commended by the Financial Times in the 2014 most innovative law firm report.
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At Dirkzwager, the firm has created a working culture that enables its people to consistently offer high standards of client service. The firm’s offices offer legal, tax as well as notarial services from specialised practice departments. Its approach is commercial, flexible and pragmatic.
The firm works with its clients as business partners and not simply as suppliers of legal and tax services. It commits to excelling not only in its individual areas of practice, but in the way it delivers service to its clients — with enthusiasm, effort and integrity.
The firm serves as its client’s legal and tax trusted advisor, helping clients achieve their business objectives while managing their risks, difficulties and expenses.
Furthermore, Dirkzwager takes great pride in not only knowing its client’s industries but also understanding their unique business process. The firm offers full legal and tax services in the Netherlands. In addition, it offers legal services in Germany through its own German desk run by both Dutch and German accredited attorneys.
Through the TELFA (Trans European Law Firm Alliance) and USLAW network, it is able to assist its clients in all EU countries as well as all 50 US states. As members for the past 20 years, Dirkzwager has worked closely with most affiliated firms from the network.