About Rechta Advocatuur


Rechta Advocatuur ® is a Law Firm, founded in 2009, located in the center of Amsterdam, in the so called belt of historical canals. The historic location shows tradition and quality, something which is similar to the services of Rechta Advocatuur. Our efficient way of doing business enables us to provide service at an affordable rate, and even partially pro bono for insolvent clients.


The Attorney-at-Law, working at Rechta Advocatuur ® is specialized in the SME businesses. All different issues from a possible upcoming procedure including the procedure itself is the working field of Rechta Advocatuur ®.  Rechta Advocatuur ® supports enterpreneurs with shareholders-, and/or directorship issues, with the drafting of general conditions, a POA, an agency-; distributor-; license or lease agreement, with defining their scope and applicability, until the dissolution of legal issues related to all kind of agreements aswell as related other issues, such as the tax consequences or the objection against a tax assessment. In case consultancy is needed about restructuring, mergers and acquisitions Rechta Advocatuur ®  attracks the assistance of a respected lawfirm and civil notary, located in Amsterdam.

Since 2014 Rechta Advocatuur ® specializes in the sanctions against Russia, Eastern-Ukraine and Crimea as well as the Russian sanctions against the EU. mrs. over de Linden publishes on a  regular basis newsletters about the sanctions and practical actualities. She is currently writing her PhD dissertation on the topic of the EU sanctions. In the national newspapers Het Financieele Dagblad, Het NRC Handelsblad and Trouw have been published recently opinions of her. These articles and the newsletters can be found at the website under “lastest news” at the frontpage. (For a booklet of 2015 about the sanctions: press here: Boekje sancties NL versie

Due to the recent developments in Ukraine, since 24 February 2022, Heleen has been interviewed on a daily basis for the Dutch National and local Newspapers aswel as for Radio and at 23 February 2022 for the 20.00 PM news NOS.

Rechta Advocatuur ® assists enterpreneurs also when it comes to a divorce an the division of a (shared) assets. Rechta Advocatuur ® is specialized in international (cross border) divorces. These divorces starts always with the question: which court is competent and which law is applicable. These questions are of a great influence on the whole procedure, definitely as long as in The Netherlands legislation on the general community of assets is applicable.

Cases, related to the abovementioned practise, including alimony, the division of pensions, the settlement of the premarital agreement and child arrangements are the daily pratice of Rechta Advocatuur ®.

A practise becoming more and more important is to meet the requirements of financial regulations and to be in control with the legislation related to money laundering and financing of terrorism (Wwft 2008) and the Dutch Sanction Act (1977). This is important not only for foreign companies intending to develop their business in the Netherlands, but also for the Dutch entrepreneur who has a partnership with a foreign company dealing with international money transfers (in USD or EURO) or working in the field of financial services or with countries subjected to EU and US sanctions.

Rechta Advocatuur ® provides consultancy and represents entrepreneurs and physical persons in Dutch courts in case of civil litigation. In case there has to be set up court proceedings, this can be done in district courts and apellation courts of the Netherlands. The cases may concern for example the obligation to perform as earlier agreed, to perform an international money transfers or to delivery with the risk a penalty will be due in case of non performing. The cases may concern as well the termination of an employment agreement with a director or manager, the resolution of a dispute with the AFM or DNB, or the termination of a cooperation of two or more shareholders. Rechta Advocatuur ® has extensive experience in civil-, and tax litigation aswell as in seizures and making court decisions of another EU or non EU country executable in the Netherlands.

Rechta Advocatuur ® renders also out-of-court processes, more known as mediation services. Rechta Advocatuur ® does always an effort to bring parties ”around the table”, both with their own attorney or consultant, to settle the case amicable and to write down the agreement in the so called settlement agreement. Attorneys-at-law are also mediators (there is no separate law for being officialy a mediator). If it is clear that parties cannot settle a case Rechta Advocatuur ® assists with court proceedings.


Rechta Advocatuur ®  is cooperating with a very experienced lawfirm and civil law notary in Amsterdam, who are always ready to assist Rechta Advocatuur ® and her clients. This effectuates high quality services in a cost efficiency way. Rechta also cooperates with a very experienced tax consultant and accountant, working at: www.maiestas.com.

Other/Legal Opinion

The attorney-at-law working at Rechta Advocatuur ® speaks Russian fluently and is sworn translator. She can write or translate summons and documents into Russian v.v. As a result that she studied Russian family law during several years, she can write upon request a legal opinion about a Russian family law topic.

Rechta Advocatuur is working with recent models for the practice of Kluwer and alimony calculation of  SDU publishers.