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Asia Practice

With its Asia Practice, Kneppelhout & Korthals is able to fulfill the increasing demand for legal advice on doing business in Asia. With dedicated staff fluent in amongst others Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese, we are ready to assist you in opening up new markets in the fast growing economies of the Far East. Of course with the hands-on mentality, flexibility and competitive prices that have become our trademark.

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About us

Kneppelhout & Korthals is an independent law firm in Rotterdam, with more than 50 lawyers and 35 support staff. 


We work alongside our customers, ready to react on their changing needs. This is where we are needed, and this is where we are.


We work for large and medium-sized businesses, central and local government, not-for-profit institutions and other organisations in the Netherlands and abroad.


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Mediation, will it now indeed become a common legal ADR tool in the Netherlands?

Marc Padberg - General - 20 January, 2014

Following the rather belated implementation in Dutch legislation of ‘Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 21 May 2008 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters’ in November 2012, Dutch parliamentarian Mr. Ard van der Steur, by means of political initiative, recently on 26 May 2013 filed a bill (actually three) to incorporate mediation in Dutch law. Mediation can be described as a form of dispute resolution in which an independent third party, the mediator, assists the parties to, for their mutual benefit, jointly and from their own free will try to find a solution to a mutual conflict.

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Expand your business in Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Lin Xu Erik van der Molen - Asia Practice - 17 March, 2014

The recent opening of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) has created a lot of press and as result many companies are considering to choose the FTZ for their presence in China.  The Shanghai FTZ was established in 2013 to serve as a pilot project and testing ground for further economic reforms and opening up of China. The zone especially focuses at opening up the service sector for foreign investment, with lesser restrictions than outside of the Zone.

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Kneppelhout Sponsors Tan Dun Concert and De Doelen Sino-Dutch Business Club

Lin Li Erik van der Molen - Asia Practice - 16 April, 2014

On April the 14th, the famous Chinese composer Tan Dun directed the Dutch premiere of his “Water Passion” at De Doelen concert Hall in Rotterdam. Kneppelhout & Korthals is proud to have been the main sponsor for this spectacular performance.

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