The Best Innovative Netherlands Law Firm

A Different Approach

At Minerva Advocaten, we like to know our clients. The spirit under which your company was formed is a vital part of its future growth. We will always try to work with you from that perspective.  Your business is an amazingly unique enterprise and we are there to make it happen with you, whatever the legal problem you are facing.

At Minerva Avocaten we are there to help you florish. That’s why our motto is: ‘Your problem, our concern.’


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Though our services are divided into basic areas of law, such as litigation, company law, insurance and liability and labour law, we treat all our clients as individuals and don’t think a one-sized-fits-all solution will work. 

Quality Over Quantity

Jack Leeman, Marcel van den Ende and Hein Kernkamp founded Minerva Advocaten in 2019. We wanted to build up a new firm from scratch. All three of us have many years of experience at various law firms of different sizes. Based on experience we thought it was time to re-invent the international law business into a dynamic, thriving enterprise where people are lining up to get in and share the experience. We want to offer what the market needs, and are creating a truly professional service firm.

Although you can tell a lot about a law firm by looking at its website, the best way to see what they can do is pick up the phone, call us and discuss what we can do for you.

We are located in the City of Rotterdam, half an hour from Schiphol Airport. You are very welcome to discuss our proposition at Schiphol or in our Rotterdam office.


 Your Gateway

Are you contemplating to commence commercial activity in the Netherlands? We have the experts to help you and to do what is needed.


OK. You enter into a contract with a Dutch company and you have some questions regarding clauses, securities, etc. Make us part of your team.


Sometimes litigation is needed to get the result you are looking for. If the case relates to Dutch law or to the Dutch jurisdiction, give us a call. 

Problem Solving

Our Netherlands Law Firm has assisted  companies, domestic and form abroad, with solving day to day legal problems. Make use of our expertise!

The Partners of the Firm

Hein Kernkamp

Hein Kernkamp was admitted to the Rotterdam Bar in 1989 and started working as a commercial litigator at the firm of his father, where he was shown the ropes and got to know the world of international trade and shipping. At the time the licencing of Air Holland, the first independent airline to break the de facto cartel of the Dutch aviation industry was a milestone case for the firm. Like his father, Hein has mentored many young lawyers to become what they dreamed of. And in 2019 het decided to start building a new and innovative Netherlands Law Firm, based on experience, tradition and innovative concepts. Today Hein assists clients from all over the work in reaching their goals and being successful.

Marcel van den Ende

Marcel was admitted to the Rotterdam bar in 1986, when he started his carreer at NautaDutilh, after working for companies as Mercedes-Benz and ABN AMRO Bank. Before he became a founder of Minerva Advocaten,  Marcel acted as a managing partner of LVH Advocaten, for many years . He is an experienced Lawyer who is solution driven. He likes to solve massive problems, and that is what he does on a day to day basis. Marcel has been the managing partner of Leeman Verheijden Huntjens Advocaten for many years, but he feels more at ease when he does what he likes most; Getting things moving again!

Jack Leeman

Jack’s experience goes back to 1978, when he was admitted to the Rotterdam bar. He rapidly became a partner at Schaap & Partners, being one of the most reputable Rotterdam litigators ever since. In addition to his daily litigation activities, he renders legal advice to his clients, which consist of medium-sized and large companies and high-net-worth individuals. He has served on various advisory bodies and supervisory boards. Jack Leeman is an admitted civil cassation lawyer.



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Determined to create something better, our company was formed to help the international business community prosper. 

At Netherlands Law Firm Minerva Advocaten Rotterdam, professionalism, creativity and performance go hand in hand. We like what we do. Our clients appreciate our approach.

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