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.
The history of BarentsKrans
The firm of civil-law notaries
1971 Incorporated as Hoogland & Krans
1979 Change of name to Hoogland Krans Mulder
1982 Change of name to Krans Mulder Meuter
1990 Incorporation of Van Gastel & Bressers, formerly Boekwijt and Van Gastel
1991 Krans Mulder Meuter and Van Gastel & Bressers are consolidated into Barents & Krans
The law firm
1971 Incorporation of Barents Gasille & Mout following a merger between the two law firms Barents & Gasille and Mout. The history of these two firms dates back to the 1930s.
Merger between the law firm and the firm of civil-law notaries
1991 Barents Gasille & Mout merges with Krans Mulder Meuter and Van Gastel & Bressers.
Establishment of Barents & Krans
1991 Establishment of the partnership Barents & Krans
2005 Change of name to BarentsKrans
2006 The partnership becomes a public limited company
2013 Relocation from Parkstraat to Lange Voorhout 3
2020 BarentsKrans N.V. becomes BarentsKrans Coöperatief U.A.
2021 BarentsKrans celebrates its 30th anniversary.
De Zeven Provinciën on the Lange Voorhout
In December 2012, BarentsKrans moved from Parkstraat to Lange Voorhout 3, The Hague. A modern building in the heart of the city’s historic centre. Designed by the architect F.A. Eschauzier in 1954, it was built for “De Zeven Provinciën”, an insurance company at the time. The building is on the one hand an important example of office architecture in the so-called period of reconstruction and on the other hand a major piece of Eschauzier’s work in his later post-war oeuvre.
BarentsKrans has always been based in The Hague, the “city of law and peace”. The Hague owes this epithet to the fact that it is the centre of international law, being the headquarters of a number of international organisations and European institutions in that regard. Our premises are located on one of the city’s best known and perhaps most beautiful of all avenues in the Netherlands, the Lange Voorhout, where time sometimes seems to stand still.