Finding an established law firm in the Netherlands with significant expat experience can be a challenge. Luckily, we can happily recommend Mariëlle Groen as a trusted partner of How To Buy A House (HTBAH). Want to know more about what Mariëlle can do for you? Read on below!

Introduce yourself! Who are you, what industry do you work in and how did you get involved with HTBAH?

I am Mariëlle Groen, founder of ADVOCURA, an Amsterdam based law firm. I had known Monique for some time and when she told me about HTBAH, I knew it would be a success due to her involvement.

What was your favourite part of working with HTBAH?

It is an excellent event with plenty of opportunity to talk to everyone.

If you were to describe HTBAH in 3 words, what would they be?

Well-organized, inspiring, informative.

What is your top tip in working with expats to ensure they have a smooth transition from their last country of residence to the Netherlands?

In the Netherlands, things are sometimes arranged differently. Make sure you get the correct information, whether it concerns buying a house, concluding an employment contract or starting your own business.

Give us an example of a type of service that you regularly help clients with?

We regularly draw up contracts, including employment contracts, for companies establishing themselves in the Netherlands. It is important to explain the Dutch specifics of these contracts, because not all clauses are self-explanatory and each country has its own particulars.

How can your expert advice assist a client moving from overseas to the Netherlands?

We can we litigate on your behalf in case of a dispute, but we can also assist you in preventing disputes, for example by having an agreement assessed upfront or explaining the Dutch legal specifics.

What is the most crucial piece of advice you give to your clients?

Ensure you are fully informed by the right kinds of experts!

What are the benefits of working with you as oppose to another vendor in your industry?

The ADVOCURA team responds quickly, is committed and are always delighted to welcome you for a cup of coffee.

9.   How can a potential client get in touch with you?

All address details are published on the website: or email directly.

If you’re looking for more information on how to navigate your way around the Dutch legal system, visit our website and read Mariëlle’s article HERE.