His practice consists of advising high-net-worth individuals and families on estate and succession planning, family governance and the handling of complex, often cross-border, estates. As his practice has a strong international focus, he regularly advises on conflict of law issues.

He is a member of the editorial staff of the Dutch professional journal on succession law and the author of various publication on (international) estate and succession planning, family governance and wealth structuring. Also he regularly lectures on these topics.

Amongst other he is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). At the latter he is a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Cross-Border Estates Special Interest Group.

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Notarial Law, Universiteit Utrecht, 2004
Tax Law, Universiteit Utrecht, 2005
Postgraduate Notarial Professional Training, 2008 (graduated with honors)
Postgraduate Estate Planning, Grotius Academy, 2010 (graduated with honors)

What others say

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Dirk-Jan Maasland has extensive experience advising high net worth clients on domestic and cross-border wealth structuring, estate planning governance issues. "He is a very clever guy," says one source. An international interviewee adds: "Whenever I have a foreign law question, he is very clear in the way he gives messages or how he explains the Dutch situation in our field of work."
Chambers HNW (2022)
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