Founded in 2019, w+o advocaten offers excellent quality combined with a hands-on, personal approach.

Founded in 2019, w+o advocaten offers excellent quality combined with a hands-on, personal and results-driven approach.

Our team is ready to share their wealth of experience with you, gained from years of close cooperation at leading law firms, including Linklaters LLP.

Our goal is to advise you effectively and efficiently, managing transactions to achieve the best possible result.

We’re genuinely interested in your business, the sector in which you operate, and related legal developments. In fact, we love nothing more than helping you to successfully navigate complicated legal matters. Within our areas of expertise, our experience and agility enable us to assist all sorts of companies in all sorts of matters, irrespective of size or complexity. By working in small teams, we ensure you’re closely involved every step of the way.

In case we need to involve other specialists, we have a solid professional network of tax advisers, notaries and other experts (both in the Netherlands and abroad) to deliver you a smooth, integrated service.

Let us guide the way

w+o is a compass, helping you to navigate the way through complex legal matters.

w+o represents the names of our founders, Wals and Oosterom, but also west and oost (east, in English). With our presence in both the west (Amsterdam) and east (Meppel) of the Netherlands, we work flexibly across the country. We also have extensive experience in advising companies internationally.


As many of our clients and relations are located in and around Amsterdam, we frequently work from our clients’ offices, or in a flexible office space in the city.


Our principal office is located in a monumental windmill in Meppel’s historic centre, just 15 minutes from Zwolle and 1 hour 15 minutes from Amsterdam.

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The windmill

In December 2019 we had the opportunity to buy a monumental 19th century windmill in Meppel’s historic centre. The windmill – one of the most photographed buildings in the province of Drenthe – is equipped with office and meeting spaces, and is a unique place to work, receive clients and host meetings.

We share the windmill with a foundation that looks after the building. There are plans to convert the upper floors into an actual working mill that will grind mustard seeds using wind energy alone.