Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Member Overview

Number of Partners


1 Associate

Main Client Sectors

Insurance: Banking; Credit and Finance; Property; I.T. Industry; Construction; Trade and Service Industries; Transportation.

Languages Spoken

Dutch, English, French, German, some Italian and Spanish.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

The firm maintains Professional Indemnity insurance.

Year of Establishment

The firm was founded in 1940.

Contact details

De Lairessestraat 73
1071 NV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: 0031 20 676 51 95
Fax: 0031 20 676 98 86

Jonker Abeln Advocaten


Areas of Expertise


General Commercial and Corporate Practice covering Insurance Law, Banking Law, Product Liability and Commercial Trade Disputes, I.T. Law, Debt Collection, Litigation and Arbitration, Property, Planning and Environmental Law, Labour Law, Company/Commercial, Commercial Contracts, Shipping, Freight and Aviation Law, Insolvency Law.


Ability to Represent Clients throughout the Country


All lawyers in the Netherlands are allowed to conduct cases in any Court except the Supreme Court. The Cantonal Court will deal with cases under € 5.000,-- plus employment and leasehold property cases.

The Regional Court will deal with cases above € 5.000,-- and appeals from the Cantonal Court. The Court of Appeal hears appeals from the Regional Court. The Supreme Court deals only with legal technicalities.

Practice Areas of the Partners

Janhein Berkvens

born 1946; studied at Amsterdam University, admitted, 1971. Practice at Amsterdam and Curacao (1977-1988).

Practice Areas:

Commercial Law; Contracts.
Sits as Deputy Judge in the Courts of Den Haag and Arnhem.


Rutger Jonker

born 1952; studied at Delft Technical University and Rotterdam (Erasmus) University; admitted, 1978.

Practice Areas:

Family Law; Liability; a.o. in Sports; Contracts; Commercial Law; Litigation;
Member of Society for Insurance Law.


Rob Edens

born 1965; studied at Amsterdam University; admitted, 1996.

Practice Areas:

Labour Law; Property; Family Law; Debt Collection; Litigation.

Main Contact


George Offerhaus