Before accepting an engagement to provide services, we will normally send the client an engagement letter setting forth our rates and other terms and conditions relevant to the engagement , together with a copy of our general terms and conditions.

Hoff Advocaten normally charges for its services based on our hourly rates applicable at that time. Our fee will be increased by VAT, if applicable, and by a 5% surcharge for office expenses. The external expenses that Hoff Advocaten incurs when carrying out the assignment will be charged on to the client as disbursements. We normally invoice the client on a monthly basis and apply a payment term of 14 days. In some cases we may ask you to pay an upfront fee.

General terms and conditions

We only provide our services on the basis of our general terms and conditions. You can read, download and print out these terms and conditions here. Amongst other things, our general terms and conditions include a choice of applicable law (Dutch) and jurisdiction (the competent court in Haarlem). Furthermore, these general terms and conditions limit our professional liability to the amounts payable under the professional liability insurance carried by the firm plus the applicable excess.

Professional liability

Our professional liability insurance cover is provided by AIG Europe Limited (Rivium Boulevard 216-218, Crystal Building B, 2909 LK Capelle aan den IJssel), with worldwide coverage (subject to the application of our general terms and conditions) amounting to a maximum of € 5,000,000 per claim and a maximum of € 10,000,000 per insurance year (subject to a € 2,500 excess per claim). No cover is provided for claims that are brought on the basis of and subject to the laws of the United States of America or Canada and/or are adjudicated there. Also excluded is the enforcement of judgments given by courts in the United States of America or Canada.

Rules of conduct

We are registered with the Netherlands Bar Association, which is located at:

Neuhuyskade 94
2596 XM The Hague
T +31 (0)70 3353535

Our lawyers are bound by the provisions of the Dutch Counsel Act and by the rules of conduct and regulations of the Netherlands Bar Association (see

Register of legal areas

The advocates listed below have registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal areas:

Based on this registration, they are required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.


As an MfN registered mediator, Mrs. Hoogstraate is bound by the quality and education requirements of the Mediatorsfederatie Nederland (MfN). The MfN mediation rules, the MfN rules of conduct and the general terms and conditions of Hoff Advocaten apply to every mediation.

Other information

Dutch Chamber of Commerce number: 55032044
VAT number: 851537911B01
IBAN code for Stichting Beheer Derdengelden Hoff Advocaten: NL90ABNA0571115152