As a Rotterdam law firm, situated at the Gateway to Europe, Kneppelhout has a strong international character. Our lawyers and employees speak more than 15 languages. So you can come to us not only for Dutch, English, German and French, but also for Spanish and Chinese. We not only assist our Dutch clients in their international endeavours, but also advise companies from all over the globe with advice relating to investment and doing business in the Netherlands.

Focus on Asia and on China in particular

We do everything possible to ensure that doing business in Asia is even more successful. We have given the economic giant of China our special attention for years now. Many Dutch companies are already doing business with China and are building on the legal support and the language and cultural support provided by our extensive China Practice.

Extensive network

Our lawyers are active internationally and Kneppelhout & Korthals has an extensive worldwide network that enables us to quickly call on reliable, high-quality foreign lawyers with offices located throughout the world.
The fact that we also know these lawyers personally is of course a big advantage.


One specific cooperative alliance is the Parlex Group of European Lawyers. This is a tight-knit collaboration between 23 law firms in Europe, with affiliated law firms in other parts of the world. The lawyers and expertise of our Parlex network is directly available to our clients.

Antitrust Alliance

When a case bearing on competition law involves international aspects, it is sometimes necessary to call on assistance abroad. Kneppelhout & Korthals N.V. is a member of the Antitrust Alliance, an international network of renowned lawyers with expertise in competition law. Law firms from 23 EU member states are members of this network, which was founded in 2004.

The members of the Antitrust Alliance come together every six months and guarantee an intensive exchange of knowledge and know-how.