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John Wolfs

Managing Director Wolfs Advocaten

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  • Netherlands

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  • Commercial Litigation
Wilhelminasingel 86 6221 BL Maastricht
Maastricht Netherlands

Committee Member

John is continuing as a Committee Member for the Commercial Group in 2020. In 2016 he won 'IR Member of the year' as voted by members at the IR Annual Conference in Amsterdam.

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*IR Global Member of the Year 2016!*

The Managing Director of Wolfs Advocaten, John Wolfs, is a thoroughbred entrepreneur and founder of Wolfs Advocaten. He works as an attorney for 26 years, initially for leading firms in Washington DC and Rotterdam, before founding Wolfs Advocaten in Maastricht 16 years ago. 

John is well known for his creativity, specialist (sector) knowledge and the top quality service he provides. He is direct, proactive, constructive and able to analyse situations quickly. He is also pragmatic. John Wolfs often lectures in the field of (international) transport and customs law, (international) commercial law and insurance law.

In his private time, John enjoys playing squash and running. He has completed the marathons in New York, San Francisco and Amsterdam for example.

Area of expertise:

Together with his team, John covers a wide range of expertise in multiple areas of law, including:

-        Transport law

-        Commercial law

-        Customs law

-        Insurance law

-        Liability law

-        Business law

-        Employment law

-        Insolvency law

-        Property law

The firm operates in Dutch, English and German language if needed.

Firm Description

With offices in Maastricht, Amsterdam, Venlo and Roermond, Wolfs Advocaten specialises in legal solutions for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands and abroad. Wolfs Advocaten is a so-called full-service firm, where all areas of (civil) law are covered. The firm is mainly specialised in the field of (international) transport law, business law, international commercial law, customs law and insurance law.

Wolfs Advocaten now consists of a young, dynamic team of around 20 attorneys, lawyers and support staff. Wolfs Advocaten employs true team players, who make efficient and optimum use of each other’s expertise. You know and will otherwise find that we are business-like, realistic, effective and accessible, as well as being very expert in ‘our’ legal areas.

Our clients often choose to enter into a long-term business relationship with our firm. Many of our clients are logistic, industrial and trading companies, as well as insurance companies, insurance intermediaries, foreign lawyers, housing corporations and care providers who value the services provided by Wolfs Advocaten.


Our philosophy is that law is a tool that primarily has to be used effectively and practically and only serves one purpose: unhindered continuation of your business activities. At Wolfs Advocaten we believe that there should be law and justice for all entrepreneurs.

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