About us

Established back in 1979 and today one of the largest full-service law firms in Rotterdam, with more than 50 lawyers and 35 in support staff. Currently, the firm occupies the 34th place in the top 50 of Dutch law firms.

Adding value is our key driver

All of our lawyers are perfectly equipped to support our clients in every way. Our approach is integrated and multidisciplinary; we show our value in every respect by being the partner that helps our clients’ businesses move forward successfully. After 35 years, adding value for our clients is still our key driver.

International clients

Clients include a wide range of domestic and foreign (listed) companies, financial institutions, government bodies and investment funds. Our experts speak over 15 languages; we have an integrated China practice, Viet Nam practice and a German desk.

The legal gateway to Europe

As a law firm situated at the Gateway to Europe, Kneppelhout has a strong international character, and is a member of the Parlex Group of European lawyers (a tight-knit collaboration between 23 European law firms), the Antitrust Alliance (an international network of renowned lawyers with expertise in competition law) and is the only Dutch law firm participating in the EU funded NexTrust innovation project (a 30-member consortium of Europe’s leading thinkers on collaborative logistics). Moreover, we co-founded the Greenlane Network, a cooperation of independent European law firms specialized in customs and international trade law.

Not just any law firm

What Kneppelhout offers is much more than know-how. As a genuine business partner, our expertise goes beyond legal matters. For instance, we also advise our clients on innovation and expansion issues. Particularly focused on China and the ASEAN region and vice versa. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations consists of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, LAO PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.