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Corporate Immigration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Barbara Wegelin is an outstanding immigration lawyer, praised for both her private client and human rights work.​


Barbara is a senior associate at Everaert with over 10 years’ experience in all aspects of Dutch and EU immigration and nationality law. She is particularly known for handling problematic family-based and humanitarian applications, revocations, entry bans, discretionary applications and cases that require human rights and asylum-related expertise.

Highly regarded for her advocating skills, Barbara is a member of the Dutch Bar Association’s advisory committee on immigration law and the standing committee of experts on international immigration, refugee and criminal law (the Meijers Committee); she has also been engaged by the Dutch Refugee Council as a strategic adviser for EU asylum law.

Barbara frequently publishes in professional journals and provides specialist training to attorneys and organisations, including the Dutch specialist associations for immigration lawyers, WRV and SVMA. Barbara is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences. Barbara is an officer of the immigration and nationality committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Prior to joining Everaert, Barbara worked with the Australian Human Rights Commission and the United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.

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