About us - BarentsKrans

About us

Executive Board

BarentsKrans’ executive board is made up of Jesse Zijlma (chairman), Jeffrey Koenecke and Cosima Stroeve. It is responsible for the firm’s strategic vision, policy and general operations.

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BarentsKrans celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021. In 1991, The Hague law firm Barents Gasille & Mout merged with civil-law notaries Krans Mulder Meuter and Van Gastel & Bressers, also of The Hague, officially establishing Barents & Krans. Separately, the law firm and firm of civil-law notaries have a longer history.

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BarentsKrans’ activities are rooted in the conviction that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) helps everyone who works for and with us to find more pleasure in what they do. We are aware of our role in both business and society, and we do business while considering the world around us. We shoulder our responsibility and share the organisation’s knowledge and success. We call this dedicated to society.

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“BarentsKrans pairs strong knowledge with a customer first attitude […] and their commitment towards success is unbeatable.”
Legal 500, 2023
“The lawyers are very accessible and have a genuine client-oriented and problem-solving focus.”
Chambers Europe, 2023

Recognition and rankings

BarentsKrans has been recognised for its outstanding work in recent years, both at home and abroad. This is a great acknowledgement of the quality we deliver and it confirms our top position as an independent firm of attorneys and civil-law notaries. We offer quality. And that leads to success: in the results we achieve, in long-term relationships with our clients and in leading rankings.

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Our international network

The Netherlands is a trading nation as well as an important hub in the structuring of international corporations and cross-border transactions.

BarentsKrans has a wide range of foreign clients to which we provide Dutch legal advice, such as financial institutions, listed and private companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, but also sovereign states and public international organisations.

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