About us


It is with a heavy heart and the deepest regret that we have to inform you of the sudden passing of Mr. Willem Smit, Managing Director of CRESCO Legal.

Willem was not only a key person in our office, he was a very good friend and colleague, he was a central part of our whole CRESCO family. We are all deeply saddened by his passing and everyone at CRESCO will miss him terribly. Words do not suffice to express our heartfelt sorrow and his absence is felt a lot.

Our condolences go out to his family. We wish them strength in this difficult times.

Our International Network_

CRESCO Legal is a globally active law firm with offices in various countries around the globe. With a stronghold in Asia, the law firm covers one of the most dynamic economic markets for the years to come. We are ready to serve you, internationally and locally. 
Although CRESCO Legal is a global firm, the local base is not neglected. That’s why we call ourselves The global local firm.
CRESCO Legal Worldwide


Costa Rica was among the first locations with a presence of CRESCO Legal. The Spanish speaking country with a connection between North and South America is an excellent hub for Latin America. Our growing team in San José is happy to assist in local and international affairs.

The UAE was the starting point of CRESCO Legal and still is our main office in the Middle East. Thanks to its geographical location, the excellent infrastructure and the multi cultural population, UAE is sure to keep its position as leader in the region – and so will CRESCO Legal.

India is home to more than 1.3 billion people and is ranked the sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP. CRESCO Legal is located in Hyderabad from where the law firm with its very experienced and strongly linked senior members can serve clients all over India, whether in commercial matters or litigation.


Switzerland successfully keeps itself positioned in the top rankings in regards to ease of doing business or quality of life and its legal framework is often used as the jurisdictions for contracts. CRESCO Legal is present in Lucern, where leisure and business combine optimally.



CRESCO Legal runs a representation office in New York, USA, mainly to secure a direct access to this attractive market for legal services. New York is the buzzing business center of the USA, still the largest economy in the world and home to some of the biggest companies around the globe.


Singapore is the logistical, financial and economic hub in South-East Asia. The extraordinary positioning of this City is the reason for CRESCO Legal to mark presence in this busy English speaking centre, following the demand of clients that run trading, consulting or holding firms in Singapore.


CRESCO Legal China

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is the world’s most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion. The country has a strong growing economy and embarked in a huge project called “One Belt, One Road”, which links China with its neighbours but reaches as far as Europe and Africa. CRESCO Legal has entered a cooperation with De Heng Law Firm, a company with more than 2’600 lawyers and offices in more than 30 locations all over China.

CRESCO Legal Philippines

The Philippines is comprising of more than 7,000 islands with Manila and Cebu as its largest cities. CRESCO Legal has entered a close cooperation with the law firm Jabines Cabacang Law and Associates, which operates out of Cebu but can handle cases all over the Philippines. The well connected lawyers are versed in litigation as in commercial law as well.

CRESCO Legal Brazil

With a size of 8.5 million square kilometres, the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. CRESCO Legal started a cooperation with the law firm Almeida Prado & Hoffmann, wich is located in Sao Paulo, the economic power center of the country.


CRESCO Legal to introduce Artificial Intelligence software

CRESCO Legal has signed an agreement for the use of Luminance, a software powered by artificial intelligence to support the work of lawyers. The software allows the fast analysis of contracts, using sophisticated pattern recognition and machine learning developed by Cambridge University Ph.D’s.

Luminance’s unique combination of supervised and unsupervised learning is the base for its high accuracy in contract analysis and its efficient handling of high volumes of contracts. CRESCO Legal uses this technology to further improve its quality of service and allows the firm to offer the management of big numbers of contracts at competitive rates.

CRESCO Legal - The Global Local Firm