SPEE Advocaten & Mediation - Monique Spee - 5337

mr. Monique J.E. Spee

Attorney-at-law & Mediator

SPEE advocaten & mediation Maastricht

My name is Monique Spee, and I am the founder and owner of SPEE advocaten & mediation, which has offices in Maastricht and at Maastricht Airport. As a lawyer and as a mediator, I specialize in labour law and in advising and assisting private individuals and entrepreneurs in a variety of civil law cases. As well as being a lawyer and mediator, I am also an entrepreneur, and I relish the challenge of drawing on that background and experience to actively support other entrepreneurs, even when a different facet of business is involved.
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Our office has always enjoyed a strong reputation in labour law and, over the years has also become known for its expertise in company law and advising companies and private individuals. I advise on individual and group redundancies, reorganizations and takeovers, executive position and liability, labour conflicts, working conditions, occupational accidents, incapacity for work and cross-border employment law. In addition, I can help you with various aspects of the law of obligations.
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As a horse owner and dressage rider, I have a special affinity with equine law, and can advise you on rights and obligations when buying and selling horses, drawing up contracts and so on.
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My approach is practical, analytical, and solution-focused, with a very strong sense of justice. I never lose sight of the underlying relationships and personalities involved.
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I have been a practising lawyer since 1998 and, since 2012, have been an officially registered mediator at, and a member of, the Mediatorsfederatie Nederland (Dutch mediation federation, MfN). Whether in their private or professional lives, people sometimes have more to gain from proper dialogue and conflict resolution, or from avoiding conflicts and the potential for litigation. In my role as a mediator, I restore dialogue between the parties to a business-related or personal dispute. In many cases, a solution can be found. If the problem turns out to be more deep-seated, I involve horses in the mediation process, as they possess a pure and infinite wisdom and an innate feel for the underlying dynamic.
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You can come to me for both legal representation and advice, and for mediation. If you aren't sure what's best for you, or for your company or team, I am more than happy to help clarify your needs. Every problem is unique, and I believe there's a solution to every problem.
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If there is an international dimension to a dispute and/or mediation, or the parties are international, rest assured that I am able to represent you or conduct mediation in German or English.
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I have registered the following areas of legal practice in the rechtsgebiedenregister (register of legal practice areas) of the Netherlands Bar:

  • Labour Law;
  • Law of obligations.

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This registration requires me to obtain 10 training credits per calendar year for each registered area of law, in accordance with the Netherlands Bar standards.

SPEE Advocaten & Mediation - Martine van Krieken - 4923

mr. Martine E.V. van Krieken-Boersma, LL.M, PhD

Attorney-at-law

SPEE advocaten & mediation Maastricht

I was sworn in as a practising lawyer in 2011, and have had the great pleasure of spending much of my career working at SPEE advocaten & mediation. I run a civil law practice, with a strong focus on partnership and company law, labour law, the law of obligations, contract law, property law, and law of persons and family law. As well as private individuals, I also advise many different companies, from multinationals to self-employed entrepreneurs. A few years ago, I graduated with distinction from the Grotius specialist training in Partnership and Company Law. This means you can come to me for help with things such as drawing up or assessing shareholder agreements, domestic and international contracts, and general terms and conditions. You can also contact me for assistance with business acquisitions or the disbanding of partnerships, or with issues in the area of directors’ liability and the often complex matter of divorces involving entrepreneurs.
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I am also very experienced in labour law. I oversee group redundancies and individual processes such as underperforming employees, or discussions about fitness or incapacity for work. I also advise on both collective and individual employment conditions. My personal style as a lawyer can best be summed up as ‘tough on content, soft on relationships’.
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My background in academia provided a very solid grounding. After graduating in law from Maastricht University (with distinction), in 2012 I completed a PhD in Corruption: a violation of human rights and a crime under international law?, for which I received the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award in 2013. Alongside my PhD, I held various board positions and taught students. Here at SPEE advocaten & mediation, I still run regular knowledge sessions with my colleagues, on practical legal matters.
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In law, language is hugely important. Conveying complex legal concepts in plain and simple language gives me a real buzz. Having passed the Cambridge Proficiency Exam, I am able to offer an excellent service in English for our various international clients. In addition, since 2019 I have been attending the four-year HBO qualification at the ITV Hogeschool voor Tolken en Vertalen (ITV University of Applied Sciences for Interpreting and Translation) in Spanish translation, with English as my second language.
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I have registered the following areas of law practice in the rechtsgebiedenregister (register of legal practice areas) of the Netherlands Bar:

  • Company law;
  • Law of obligations;
  • Law of persons and family law.

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This registration requires me to obtain 10 training credits per calendar year for each registered area of law, in accordance with the Netherlands Bar standards.

SPEE Advocaten & Mediation - Marion van Acker - 5014

mr. L.C.P.M. (Marion) van Acker

Attorney-at-law

SPEE advocaten & mediation Maastricht

I’m Marion van Acker, and I work in the civil law practice at SPEE advocaten & mediation. I advise and/or litigate in the field of law of obligations, tenancy and real estate law, and the law of persons and family law.
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Alongside this, I have a special interest in procedural law, contract law, liability law, property law, labour law, and company law.
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After graduating with merit from Leiden University in civil law and corporate law, in 1999 I was sworn in as a practising lawyer and, having previously worked at other well-known law firms, I am currently very pleased to be affiliated with SPEE advocaten & mediation. I now have many years of experience of advising on and litigating in the area of law of obligations, tenancy and real estate law, and law of persons and family law. You can come also come to me for matters such as maintenance and access issues, divorce (whether by joint petition, or involving a court hearing), disputes about the purchase and sale of residential properties, including questions about hidden defect rules, and advice on, or representation in court for tenancy matters, whether you are a tenant or landlord.
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In 2012, I attended a ‘Sprachtraining Deutsch’ course, enabling me to effectively represent German-speaking clients.
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Combining a keenly analytical mindset with a practical approach, I always have my eye on the endgame.
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I have registered the following areas of law practice in the rechtsgebiedenregister (register of legal practice areas) of the Netherlands Bar:

  • Labour Law;
  • Law of obligations;
  • Tenancy law;
  • Law of persons and family law.

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This registration requires me to obtain 10 training credits per calendar year for each registered area of law, in accordance with the Netherlands Bar standards.

SPEE Advocaten & Mediation - Wil Dols - 5095

mr. Wil J. Dols

Legal advisor

SPEE advocaten & mediation Maastricht

I was born in 1949, attended grammar school at the former St. Michiellyceum in Geleen, now the Graaf Huyn College, and studied law at Utrecht University. I began my career with fifteen years as an executive secretary, before going on to be deputy director, at a medium-sized national construction firm. In both roles, I was responsible for the company's legal affairs.
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I then spent nearly twenty years in the practice of law, specializing in civil real estate law, with a principal focus on civil construction law.
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In addition to my law practice, I have held a number of ancillary positions, including board member of "Progressbouw" (a legal predecessor of BouwNed, the Dutch Construction and Infrastructure Federation), board member of the Stichting Waarborgfonds Koopwoningen (Homeowner Guarantee Fund Foundation), the underwriting institution for larger construction companies and project developers in the Netherlands, and chairman of the supervisory board of housing cooperative Zo Wonen and its legal predecessors, as well as chairman of the school board for Special Education for Geleen and environs. I am currently chairman of the complaints committee for the Weller Housing Cooperative in Heerlen.
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I left the practice of law in 2007 and am now an 'emeritus lawyer.' Happily, I continue to perform legal and other consulting work, particularly in real estate and civil construction law.
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My personal style is best described as a sharp intellect with a pragmatic approach, drawing on years of invaluable knowledge and experience gained in both the corporate and the legal setting.

SPEE Advocaten & Mediation - Secretariaat - 4582

Tamara Smeets en Henriëtte Claessen

Legal secretariat

SPEE advocaten & mediation Maastricht

We are Tamara Smeets and Henriëtte Claessen, and we are the legal secretaries at SPEE advocaten & mediation. We support the legal team by providing secretarial and administrative assistance, and are also the first point of contact for clients who get in touch with the firm by telephone or e-mail. The professionals at SPEE advocaten & mediation rely on us to help them deliver the best possible service.
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E-mail Tamara Smeets: secretariaat@spee-advocaten.nl

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E-mail Henriëtte Claessen: algemeen@spee-advocaten.nl