The pen is mightier than the sword.

Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1839

Employment law

Practical solutions for
employees, employers and
statutory directors.

Company law

Helping your company
to notice and remove
legal risks.

Jan-Willem Wijsman

mr. Jan-Willem Wijsman

“One of the things I like best of my job is to solve problems. Sometimes this takes a legal quest, but more often it’s about finding out what the client and their opponent really want.”

The office

Wijsman Advocatuur specializes in employment law and company law. Employment law issues include: dismissal, labour conflicts, non-compete clauses, disability and the Works Council Act. The firm gives counsel to both employers and employees.

Examples of company law issues that are dealt with are: director’s liability, bankruptcy and insolvency, shareholder conflicts, debt collection and (provisional) attachments.

Founder of Wijsman Advocatuur is mr. Jan-Willem Wijsman. For more than eighteen years he focuses on employment law and company law. Furthermore, the court has appointed him trustee in bankruptcy several times.


The Bar Association of Dutch lawyers demands that each Dutch lawyer follows a number of courses each year, to have up to date knowledge of the law. Wijsman Advocatuur considers this to be a minimum obligation. To provide the best legal assistance to its clients, the office is a member of the following specialisation associations: