Hans van Wijk, advocaat Pels Rijcken

Hans van Wijk

Attorney-at-law • partner

Hans van Wijk has been with Pels Rijcken since 1990 and has more than 25 years of experience in the Supreme Court practice. He is a full-time Supreme Court litigator. Before joining the firm, Hans practised law in Curaçao for a number of years. The cases he deals with cover a wide spectrum of civil law, particularly in the area of corporate law, insolvency law, government private law and liability law. He is also specialised in Caribbean affairs. Hans is often sought out as a lawyer’s lawyer, for example in appeal cases, especially in large and complex proceedings where much is at stake.

He graduated cum laude from the University of Utrecht in 1990. He has long chaired Pels Rijcken’s Supreme Court department as well as the Association of Civil Supreme Court Lawyers (VCCA). Hans serves as a deputy justice at the 's Hertogenbosch Court of Appeal. He has several academic publications to his name, especially on corporate law. Hans has long been in Band 1 of Chambers.


  • "Very skilful and thorough lawyer, who is pleasant to work with and who manages to have a keen overall view of several procedural and substantive strands of law." - Chambers Europe, 2022
  • Leading individual - The Legal 500,2022
  • "Hans van Wijk is a very pleasant person to work with, I can highly recommend him to anyone." - The Legal 500,2022
  • "Hans van Wijk is a very fast thinker, creative mind, and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of law and jurisprudence in a vast number of legal fields." - The Legal 500,2022
  • Hans van Wijk has been a long-time partner for us, handling our Supreme Court litigation. We find him very skilled and very pleasant to work with.” - Legal 500, 2021
  • Leading Individual - Legal 500, 2021
  • An extraordinary lawyer with excellent determination." - Chambers Europe 2021