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Matrimonial, family and inheritance law cases

Regular hourly rate €270, excluding VAT.

If the interest in the case exceeds €200.000,- we charge an hourly fee of €320, excluding VAT.

A higher fee applies to very urgent cases. Please call us and we will be happy to explain this in more detail: 070-2210860. Or, send us an email: info@iji.nl.

Property and commercial law cases

Regular hourly rate €320, excluding VAT.

Property and commercial law cases will be dealt with on request and by agreement. In due course after consultation with you, in cooperation with external experts.

A higher fee applies to very urgent cases. Please call us and we will be happy to explain this in more detail: 070-2210860. Or, send us an email: info@iji.nl.

The Statutes of the IJI at its Foundation in 1918

Did you know that until 1979, the IJI provided legal advice free of charge?

After all, it is our mission to contribute to the resolution of disputes between citizens and businesses in international legal relations. Why? Because every person or business deserves equal treatment, regardless of background. This attitude helps to make the world a better place.

In order to safeguard our mission, we had to change course in 1979 and we charge cost-recovery fees for our advice. Today, we invest the income we receive from this in research and education, with a specific focus on practical solutions to the problems involved in applying the PIL rules and foreign law in Dutch legal practice.

As our client, you contribute to this mission and we thank you for that! Read more about our mission and vision

Martijn Polak – Vice president of the Supreme Court and board member of IJI

Martijn Polak on the idealism of the IJI

What our Clients Say About Us

Lawyer Tim de Greve, partner at Stibbe.

I regularly engage the IJI in cases where PIL aspects play a role. The institute has existed for over 100 years and can therefore boast a long history and experience. There are prominent people associated with it. Not least Mr Strikwerda. They support you from the outset, immediately understand the question you are faced with and suggest possible solutions. They have the right connections at home and abroad to answer questions within a reasonable timeframe. Apart from that, it is very pleasant to work with the people of the IJI.

Lawyer Channa Samkalden, Prakken d'Oliveira

We have received advice from the IJI on several cases. One example is a case brought by a number of Nigerian farmers against Shell concerning oil pollution in Nigeria. That case is about the application of Nigerian law by the Dutch court. The IJI looked into the framework of tort law in Nigeria for us. We used that advice in the proceedings and also submitted it to the court and it showed, for instance, that our plaintiffs were also entitled to claim against Shell under Nigerian law. The IJI is extremely useful in all such cases because you receive very sound advice on the basis of which you know whether you should have a number of things investigated further. It’s very useful advice at an early stage of your procedure.

Attorney Ria van Seventer, Meesters aan de Maas Advocaten

Our law firm is based in Rotterdam, a city of more than 170 nationalities, so we regularly have to ask the IJI for advice. For example, I had to deal with the recognition of a child by an Italian man, to which Italian law had to be applied. I don’t speak Italian so I could not do that myself. Nor did I have access to the sources which the IJI has.

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