Willemijn Berenschot

Willemijn Berenschot

Civil lawyer

Degree in Dutch law, European Law and Language Studies, the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands (2004); Erasmus Program, University of Vienna, Austria, and University of Trento; Masters Degree in State Management and Humanitarian Affairs, University La Sapienza in Rome (2006); scholarship to participate in the course “Making and Saving Deals in the Global Business Environment” (2006).


Willemijn Berenschot is a Dutch advocaat (Amsterdam Bar) and qualified as a European lawyer at the Lyon Bar. Prior to moving to France, she worked as one of the few Dutch lawyers registered in Italy and she continues performing her professional activities in Italy as Of Counsel of the Paola Moreschini Law Firm.

Willemijn is a general civil law practicioner with expertise in (European) family law, commercial transactions, criminal, administrative, corporate and employment law.

She advises foreign clients in Italy on legal issues concerning international and European family law, including international divorce, child abduction, international inheritances, child support and recognition of children, in collaboration with colleagues of the Firm.

Willemijn performs her activities in Italy, The Netherlands and France and assists both individuals as well as companies. Thanks to her professional experiences, knowledge of several legal systems, languages and cultures, she is able to guide foreign clients through the Italian legal system. She may act as well as liaison between Italian clients and reliable colleagues in The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and France.

During her career, Willemijn worked with Carlara International (France), Pontecorvi Mannaerts & Triboldi- PMT, Pavia & Ansaldo, the Lawyer’s Union for the protection of human righs (Italy) and Mannaerts & Appels Advocaten (The Netherlands).

Willemijn is a previous secretary of the Netherlands Roman Business Club and the Dutch Business Club Rhône Alpes. Se is co-founder and president of the business club Dutch Connection Bordeaux.


Willemijn’s mother tongue is Dutch. She also speaks fluently English, Italian, French and German.

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55, Rue du President E. Herriot
Lyon, France 69002
(+33) 4 7838 7000
(+33) 4 7837 0272
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