“We believe the
legal profession
is ready for some

Robin Horstman and
Allard Nierman - First Legal

A different view

First Legal offers you a permanent team of legal specialists, that can expand with additional experts if needed. By doing this we can provide you with all the expertise of a full-service law firm, but not the associated high costs.

Just choose a fixed hourly rate or one of our alternative fee structures. Whatever suits you best. The result? High-quality legal services at a competitive rate.

Who we are

First Legal was founded on the conviction that the legal profession needs innovation. It must change and, above all, improve. That is why we have constructed our business model around the customer: instead of focussing on what we can offer, we focus on you and your question.

Customer first: in concept and execution.
We think in terms of possibilities and solutions. We always view situations from your perspective. With a small team of attorneys and a flexible outer layer of specialists, we can keep our rates low.

Quality is key.
First Legal only works with experienced legal specialists. Attorneys who are used to working at the highest level and who can empathise with challenges faced by entrepreneurs. To guarantee these qualities, First Legal has built up a network of specialists. You always have the best attorney for your specific situation.

First Legal's core

A selection of our legal specialists

First Legal has a network of experienced independent attorneys. These specialists are at your disposal.

Mark Oosterveen
Labor, Tenancy, Contract law

T: +31 (0) 6 2452 3019

Maurice van der Horst
Labor Law

T: +31 (0) 6 1855 7276

Cathelijne Elassaiss
Privacy Law and AVG, Corporate Law

T: +31 (0) 6 1763 6598

Our strengths

High quality

We believe that high quality legal advice is self-evident.

Full service

We deal with the most common legal business issues.

Vast experience

We only work with experienced attorneys and specialists

Fair price

With our well and efficiently organised office we can offer you a very competitive rate.

What we do

Distinctive quality at a fair price.

First Legal primarily focuses on businesses. Medium and large companies that, like us, favour innovation and flexibility. Companies that value quality, but at a fair price. Our experienced legal specialists have solutions for almost any business issue.


Companies turn to us especially in the following jurisdictions:

  • Corporate Law
    Corporate Law

    • Cooperation agreements (partnership, v.o.f., cv, joint ventures)
    • Shareholder agreement
    • Disputes between shareholders and / or directors
    • Company law issues
    • Shareholders' meetings, minutes
    • Shareholder resolutions
    • Commercial contracts
    • Corporate governance
    • Netherlands Enterprise Court
    • Compliance
    • Director’s liability
    • Arbitration
    • Litigation in the field of corporate law                                                                                                                                         
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    Mergers & Acquisitions

    • Legal assistance with national and international transactions, both sales and acquisitions
    • Purchase agreements
    • Negotiations
    • Share transactions
    • Assets and liabilities transactions
    • Letter of intent (LOI)
    • Memorandum of understanding (MOU)
    • Due diligence investigation
    • Earn out arrangements
    • Escrow arrangements
    • Management buy out (MBO) and management buy in (MBI)
    • Private equity transactions
    • Mergers and legal splits
    • Disputes concerning transactions                                                                                                                                         
  • Contractlaw

    • Contract drafting and review
    • Contract negotiations
    • Disputes concerning contracts
    • Interpretation of contracts
    • All kind of contracts: from sale, acquisitions, distribution, agency, franchise to engagement, management and other services agreements
    • International agreements
    • Contract drafting and review
    • Garantees / representations and warranties
    • Defaults
    • Proper performance and/or compensation of damages
    • Rescission and/or annulment
  • Bankrupcty and restructuring
    Bankrupcty and restructuring

    • (Imminent) bankrupcty
    • Suspension of payment
    • Debt restructuring
    • Prejudice to creditors (Actio Pauliana)
    • Director’s liability
    • Non-paying customers
    • Bankruptcy supplier
    • (Complex) concern restructuring and reorganisation
    • Companies in difficulties
    • (Extra) judicial creditors’ arrangement
    • (Controlled) turnaround and prepack
    • Company protection against claims and safeguarding company’s healthy parts
    • Seizure and attachment                                                                                                                                         
  • Finance and security law
    Finance and security law

    • Finance and capital arrangements and structures
    • Finance contracts
    • All sorts of securities, from pledge, mortgage and personal suretyship to retention of title, right of reclamation
    • Compensation
    • Personal and professional suretyship                                                                                                                                         
  • Labor law
    Labor law

    • Advise and assistance HR policy
    • Employment agreement, staff rules and collective labor agreements
    • Work related disability, reintegration processes
    • Dismissals and dismissal with immediate effect
    • Statutory director
    • Non-compete clauses
    • Transfer of undertaking rules
    • Workers’ participation
    • Salary claims                                                                                                                                         
  • Real estate and lease
    Real estate and lease

    • Drafting and termination of lease agreements, both retail and offices
    • Defaults
    • Collection outstanding lease
    • Purchase and sale of real estate                                                                                                                                         
  • Privacy / AVG
    Privacy / AVG

    • Advise and implementation AVG (GDPR) rules
    • Data protection and privacy
    • Data processing agreements
    • Register of data processing
    • Registers of data leaks and security incidents
    • Data protection impact assessment (DPIA )                                                                                                                                         

First Legal stands for excellent legal services at a competitive rate.

We are transparant with regard to our rates

At First Legal you never pay more than € 295 per hour:

  • Our experienced legal specialists cost between € 215 and € 295 per hour (excl. VAT).
  • For light legal work we can employ attorneys and legal assistants with an hourly rate of € 130 (excl. VAT).
We do not charge office costs.

First Legal is efficiently organised. You only pay for legal expertise: other costs are kept at a minimum, so we can guarantee a competitive price.

We offer alternative fee structures

We have developed various fee structures in close cooperation with our customers. Some examples:

  • Fixed Price
    Fixed Price

    A fixed price for previously agreed work. That way you know exactly where you stand.                                                                     

  • Subscription

    For a fixed monthly fee you are assured of first-line legal assistance: we will quickly help you along.                                                

  • Retainer

    Need regular legal advice? With a retainer you purchase hours at a reduced rate.                                                


  • Legal advice package
    Legal advice package

    For a fixed fee per month we offer second-line legal advice: specialists who thoroughly investigate your question.


  • Tailor Made solutions
    Tailor Made solutions

    We will be happy to offer a tailor made price based on your situation and wishes.                                                                                                 

Free advice

At your service.

Please contact us as soon as possible with regard to legal issues or questions. With the right advice you can prevent financial risks, legal proceedings or even bankruptcy.

Free consultation
Not a First Legal customer yet? We would like to offer you a free consultation to get acquainted. This can be done by telephone, at our office or at a location your prefer. You will leave with a clear view of your legal issue without any obligation.

We have room for 4 free consultations per month. So don't hesitate to contact us!