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About FORT

FORT is a medium-sized Dutch law firm located in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is where our roots are; it is also the source of our strength of character.

We specialise in corporate law, property law, insolvency law, franchise law,  administrative law and employment law. We can solve your problems, ranging from landlord and tenant law to acquisitions. We do so with dedication, spirit and expertise. Both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Multidisciplinary approach

Legal advice requires expertise, creativity and a personal approach. At FORT we believe in a multidisciplinary approach. The lawyers in our different practice groups therefore work together closely – also with law firms in other jurisdictions worldwide. By pooling our knowledge and being alert to your needs, we are able to achieve the best result.

High quality at reasonable rates

Fort Advocaten follows a specialist approach. We always keep abreast of recent developments and follow specialist training courses.

We provide high quality and service at reasonable rates.


Fort Advocaten is part of act legal, an alliance of independent, mid-sized law firms that operate at the top-end of the market. act legal is currently active in nine European countries.

With over 280 lawyers, the alliance offers international companies operating on the European market high-quality advice, at the local and international level. This way act legal also forms (especially for American and Asian companies) an efficient one-stop shop for excellent legal support in Europe.

Fort Advocaten is also a member of Abacus Worldwide, an international network of independent accountants and lawyers that was set up to exchange information, engage local expertise and share best practices.


At FORT our clients are our key focus. Every client has a dedicated contact at partner level. Together, we go in search of the most efficient solution. We favour short lines of communication, fully focussed on your case. We always go one step further and always live up to our promises. That is also apparent from our satisfied client base and the many referrals by clients and peers.

Executive committee

The executive committee at Fort Advocaten N.V. currently consists of Terry Steffens and Pieter Twaalfhoven, supported by Carolien Bonsma, our Office Director.

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