We are Lexence. Our mentality? Personal and to the point. With us you always know who’s fighting your corner, what the score is and what to expect. Pragmatists to the core, we’re averse to hierarchy and like to cut to the chase. This translates into thorough analyses and on-point advice. We call this the “new way of doing business” and it ensures companies have the agility to move forward in these testing times. And we understand the need for this because we’re that kind of company too.

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Small teams, one Lexence

Established in 1992, today Lexence employs 170 lawyers and civil-law notaries who provide a broad spectrum of services in ten specific areas of law. Our mentality? Personal and to the point.


With us you always know who’s fighting your corner, what the score is and what to expect. We work in small teams, led by dedicated partners. This enables us to make significant progress in a short space of time and provide clear solutions.

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Areas of expertise


Our pragmatic legal teams, whose work spans 10 areas of law, collaborate seamlessly to provide our clients with thorough analyses, on-point advice and workable solutions.



Three decades ago, four ambitious lawyers and one junior civil-law notary decided it was time for a law firm that did things differently. On 1 February 1992, the predecessor to Lexence – Van Schoonhoven In ’t Veld’ – opened its doors in Amsterdam.

Lawyers and civil-law notaries


Joining forces is in Lexence’s DNA. Our lawyers and civil-law notaries have short lines of communication and are always happy to assist one another and offer new perspectives. This is how we make a difference.

Law firms


Lexence is a proud member of the Meritas network, giving it access to the expertise of some 8,000 lawyers and 184 law firms in more than 90 countries. Our clients are therefore guaranteed the best possible advice all over the world.

Commitment is in Lexence’s DNA. But our commitment extends beyond practising our profession.
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What our clients say about Lexence

"Hands-on team that understands the complexities and practicalities of day-to-day business operations. Their work is almost always ‘right first time right’ and their advice is both practical and well-thought out."
Legal 500 2021

Team & Management Board

At Lexence, you will find talented individuals with strong organizational skills and a pragmatic mindset; people who make significant progress in small teams, to help our clients move forward faster.

The board is made up of Wendy de Ruiter-Lörx, Bob Bekker and Floor Damen.


A culture for people who know what they want

We are a firm of self-starters, can-doers and go-getters. A workforce of team players who together have the grit to provide rapid clear solutions for our clients. Do you like to cut to the chase? Are you pragmatic?

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Do you know exactly what you want?
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