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John Wolfs

Managing Director Wolfs Advocaten

Member Details

  • Netherlands

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  • Commercial Litigation
Wilhelminasingel 86 6221 BL Maastricht
Maastricht Netherlands

Committee Member

John is a long term member of IR Global who works with fellow members frequently. 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. He is the founder of Wolfs Advocaten en has been working as an attorney for almost 25 years. Before founding Wolfs Advocaten in 2003, he worked for a number of leading firms in Washington DC and Rotterdam (Houthoff Buruma). The strategic geographical situation of the city of Maastricht as well as his Maastricht roots, the quality of life and his love brought him back to Maastricht.

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

-        Health law


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

Firm description

With offices in Maastricht and Venlo, 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 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.