Knowing how to handle legal matters

It makes good business sense to know how to handle legal issues that impact your business. Not all legal matters require a lawyer, but they do require understanding. Sometimes the best way to protect yourself and your business is to know where to go for assistance. That is why we have founded our in-house legal practice to directly deal with a variety of laws that govern how business is conducted in general, and in specific industries. We have a partnership with a renowned Dutch law firm. It enables us to take on even the most complex case.

What do we do

Employment & Labour Law
Whether you hire your own employees or independent contractors, you will need to have a solid understanding of labour laws covering everything from benefits and wages to discrimination and harassment. We provide information about Dutch employment laws and regulations and how employers should comply with them.

Collective redundancies, salary and paid holidays cut backs, ending the bonus scheme: these are all possible measures taken by employers due to the economic crisis. Measures which almost always (have to be) taken in consultation with trade unions and/or the Works Council (OR). Involvement of and contribution by the Works Council, as the representative of the employees within the company, is now more important than ever. We help in participating in the decision making process.

Our sections consist of the legal areas: labour and pension, dismissal, employment contracts, illness, immigration.

Contracting & Business Law
Many of our contacts continue to search out new opportunities on a global scale as part of their wider growth strategies. In many industries strict procurement processes are followed which lead to awards. On occasions it can also leads to bid protests and contract disputes.

After managing to agree the deal all that’s left is signing the documents. It sounds clear. Is it? Here, we summarise some key issues commonly raised by international clients investing or contracting internationally and in The Netherlands in particular.

Choice of governing law, Enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, Corporate veil, Capitalisation of  companies, Duty of good faith. 

Environmental regulations

Dozens of environmental regulations apply to businesses. We will help you understand your responsibilities under the Dutch environmental rules and regulations.

Finance Law
Finance laws exist to ensure fair competition and to protect the financial interests of companies and individual investors. We will assist you in learning about finance laws common to businesses in The Netherlands.