Bellopheron Legal Services

Gouverner c'est prévoir, l'histoire se répète


1989 Calvin College, Michigan USA

1990 University of Leyden, Law School

1995 Science Po Paris, Political Science

2002 The Hague Bar, Lawyer

2008 Grotius, Tort

2012 Grotius, Insolvency

2014 Erasmus University, Valuation of Companies

My Work

Providing corporate legal solutions

mr Frederik Barthel, LL.M., Cep Lawyer (partner)


Who is Frederik

Frederik Barthel (1971) was born and raised in Amerongen, a small village in the Dutch countryside with an impressive history. It was there that his passion for law, history and international relations was born. At the age of 18 he spread his wings and used his student years to live, study and work in the United States, France and Belgium.

But then, as often in life, plans and prospects changed and so ended the international travels in 1996; Frederik returned to The Hague where he got a position as a financial advisor. 

His passion for the legal profession remained and in 2002 he was offered the opportunity to combine the law profession with financial advice. Since 2002 Frederik works for the law firm Hoens & Souren Keereweer Advocaten; the firm and also Frederik is specialised in two main areas: legal riskmanagement & crisismanagement; thus, to prevent and solve problems for (international) corporate clients.

Apart from work, Frederik is married, has three childeren and is committed to different causes, foundations and associations. Although he is not a member of a political party, he is interested in (international) politics and enjoys to put or see politics in a historical perspective. As the French say: 'Souvent, l’histoire se répète'; and then one has two options. Either one has learned from ones mistake, or one will make the same mistake again.