Not just
another law firm

About us


Rockwater Legal is an independent Dutch corporate law firm with an international focus. Our team of dedicated lawyers and legal specialists provide high level advice in the field of corporate law, transactions, corporate litigation and other company-related legal areas. We call ourselves, IMPACT LAWYERS, because we strongly believe that we must always strive to make a positive impact on the three P’s (People, planet and profit). So basically, on society and the world as a whole.


One of a kind
We have our own view of what a law firm should be: we truly believe in collaborative working and creating a partnership based on mutual respect and trust.


Clever legal strategies
For us the law is a means to an end, not the holy grail to solve problems. We will therefor not bother our clients with lengthy memos or unreadable contracts. Our aim is to come up with clever legal strategies and solutions that fully align with our client’s goals and objectives.


True business partner
We take a proactive approach to protect and safeguard our client’s business needs. We are dedicated to solving problems, but like to focus on preventing them. As a result, we pride ourselves on being the trusted advisor and long-term business partner to a significant number of mid-sized and (mostly sustainable) multinational companies in domestic and international jurisdictions.


Small footprint, large impact
We are also a fully remote working office, so our footprint is small. We like it that way. While working in an office is still common practice for most law firms, we believe that working remotely is the best and most effective way to serve our clients, our people and our planet!

Our services


Our services entail a wide range of topics in the field of corporate law, with a focus on sustainability and social impact companies (i.e. CSR/ESG related matters). We are part of a widespread international network of highly regarded law firms, which enables us to also assist our clients in other jurisdictions. As such, we provide a one-stop solution for almost every legal challenge or opportunity a company may encounter.

  • Top notch
  • Business minded
  • Local presence – international scope

Our clients


Our clients are companies, ranging from mid-size to multinational corporations, family businesses and (large-scale) start-ups in domestic and international jurisdictions, operating in a wide variety of industries. We also serve as (strategy) sparring partner of several board executives and major shareholders.


As a part of our ambition as Impact Lawyers, new clients are required to be CSR/ESG proof, willing to adapt CSR and ESG principles and /or striving to make a positive impact on society and our planet.

Because of our long-term relationships with several of our clients, we have above – average knowledge and experience in the following industries:


  • (Renewable) energy
  • Sustainability & Social Impact (CSR/ESG)
  • IT & software
  • Fashion & art
  • Healthcare & housing corporations
  • Family businesses


Rockwater Legal strives to empower diversity in business. As such we support Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses (EMBs), small businesses and women-owned businesses. Rockwater Legal is a member of MSDUK, ESDP and WE Connect International and is being represented at NeVER, the Dutch Energy Law Association. 


MSDUK ESDP Weconnect International Nederlandse Vereniging voor Energierecht

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We are always open to meeting people who potentially fit our team of Impact Lawyers. Fixed, flex, full- or parttime? We are open to different ways of working together.


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Others about us

“Yvonne is extremely dedicated to her work and a pleasure to work with. She is quick thinking and agile in her approach -always fully focused on the business goals. She has an honest, personable approach that makes it easy to build a strong relationship and the quality of her work is outstanding. Yvonne has played an influential role at key business in our company and is always there when you need her.  

Marcel Arends-former CFO Sandd | owner STAATER Investment



I have worked with Yvonne on a number of projects over the last ten years or so in my position as the Chief Financial Officer of a multinational conglomerate. I have always been impressed by her grasp of the issues , her commerciality and her wide knowledge of the pertaining law. Yvonne challenges the key issues with appropriate rational and I would have had no hesitation in asking us to join as full-time legal council had that position materialized.  

Richard Davison–former Deputy Chairman & CFO Cobra Group plc | CFO TriPointAG Holding B.V.



“As a former General Counsel at GDFSUEZ/Electrabel, I had the pleasure of working with Yvonne Rosina, who I have come to know as a highly competent attorney and reliable support in various legal matters. Throughout our professional interactions at the time, Yvonne consistently impressed me with her proactive approach and her ability to devise practical solutions for complex problems. She was always committed to go the extra mile with a finishing mentality. Her legal expertise on contract law, litigation and M&A, combined with a personable and enjoyable demeanor, made collaborating with her not only productive but also enjoyable. Yvonne’s blend of professionalism, commercial acumen and approachability sets her apart in the legal field, making her an invaluable asset to any team.” 

Patric Jansen, General Counsel, Stork Holding B.V.



“I have had the privilege of working with Yvonne for over a decade. Yvonne’s invaluable international experience has been a cornerstone in our dealings, especially during our recent collaboration with a multinational investor. Her ability to navigate complex international legal waters with ease has not only impressed us but also significantly contributed to the smooth execution of this venture.

What sets Yvonne apart is her preference for clear, logical legal guidance over the often convoluted and extensive legalese found in the industry. This straightforward approach resonates well with our team, providing clarity and confidence in legal matters. Her skill in distilling complex legal concepts into understandable terms has been a key factor in our successful collaborations.

Yvonne’s hands-on approach has been a perfect fit for our company, which doesn’t have an ingrained legal structure. Her proactive strategies and keen foresight have helped us circumvent numerous potential legal hurdles, ensuring our operations run smoothly without legal entanglements.” 

Robert-Jan Brouwer Founder, Chargepoint  Europe B.V.



“My name is Guillaume Ellis. I have worked as a Financial Manager for more than 35 years at Bertelsmann Netherlands, where I was responsible for this holding company and its subsidiaires, which included Arvato BV, Bmg BV and Arvato Financial Solution BV. Bertelsmann Netherlands is a fully 100% participation of Bertelsmann KGa, a multinational conglomerate. I have worked with Yvonne on several projects and I have always been impressed by her grasp of the issues, her commerciality and her knowledge of the pertaining law. Yvonne challenges the key issues with appropriate rationale and I would have had no hesitation in asking us to join as full-time legal council had that position materialized. Yvonne possesses all skills of an excellent council.”

Gauillaume Ellis – former Finance Manager Bertelsmann Netherlands | treasurer DDVO

Yvonne Rosina
Yvonne N. Rosina - managing partner
“Dedicated and always going the extra mile”
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