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August 13, 2022

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Terminating a commercial contract

2021-11-22T00:00:00+00:00November 22, 2021|Energy & industry, Enterprise and business, Enterprise and business, Food, Horeca & Retail, International, International, News, Port & trade maritime lawyers, Posts, Specialist areas, Transport and logistics|

This article will explain in which way commercial agreements can be terminated under the Dutch Civil Code (DCC). The general rule in the Netherlands is that there is substantial freedom of parties to enter into an agreement.

When does a commercial agreement become a legally binding agreement?

2021-10-21T15:30:38+00:00October 21, 2021|Energy & industry, Enterprise and business, Enterprise and business, Food, Horeca & Retail, International, International, News, Port & trade maritime lawyers, Posts, Specialist areas, Transport and logistics|

It may be that your commercial enterprise was still negotiating the terms of a commercial contract and the negotiations did not result in an agreed written contract. At least that is what you thought until you received an invoice.

Bill on Homologation Private Placement Significant change in insolvency law is imminent

2019-11-14T11:16:48+00:00November 14, 2019|Business service, Companies in financial distress, Enterprise and business, Enterprise and business, News, Port & trade maritime lawyers, Posts|

A very important change in insolvency law is imminent. This change concerns the possibility of a debtor's offering a composition to creditors. In the current situation, there is only an arrangement for the compulsory imposition by the court of an arrangement with creditors in suspension of payments or bankruptcy. In the Bill on the Homologation of Private Agreements (WHOA), the possibility has been included that a compulsory composition without a moratorium or bankruptcy can be concluded. This will drastically change the possibilities for resolving problematic debts. This change is important for debtors, but also for their providers of capital, such as creditors and shareholders.

Dutch bankruptcy law

2016-09-08T12:14:08+00:00September 8, 2016|Automotive, Business service, Construction & property, Energy & industry, News, Port & trade maritime lawyers, Transport and logistics|

Bankruptcy in The Netherlands is governed by the Dutch Bankruptcy Act. Intra-EU cross-border insolvency proceedings are governed by Council regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 on insolvency proceedings. Cross-border insolvency proceedings that do not fall within the scope of the EU Insolvency Regulation will be governed by the general rules of Dutch Private International Law.

Debt collection in the Netherlands

2016-09-01T16:14:22+00:00September 1, 2016|Automotive, Business service, Construction & property, Energy & industry, News, Port & trade maritime lawyers, Transport and logistics|

LVH Advocaten offers professional debt collection services for any size commercial debts in the Netherlands. The firm has ample experience in collecting outstanding debts for our international client base and is committed to pursue debtors in the Netherlands quickly and efficiently to ensure a maximum return at a minimum cost.

Judicial sale of vessels

2016-09-01T16:00:28+00:00September 1, 2016|News, Port & trade maritime lawyers|

The Netherlands is a suitable jurisdiction to enforce claims against ships. The arrest of vessels is a broadly used manner to obtain payment or security for a long outstanding claim. It is not always that vessels are subsequently released. Especially where various parties arrest a vessel there is always a risk that the vessel will not leave port in the same ownership. With a certain frequency seagoing vessels are sold before the Dutch Courts through a judicial sale by public auction.

The House for Whistleblowers Act has come into effect

2016-08-05T13:53:50+00:00August 5, 2016|Automotive, Business service, Construction & property, Energy & industry, News, Port & trade maritime lawyers, Transport and logistics|

On 1 July 2016, the Dutch House for Whistleblowers Act (Wet Huis voor Klokkenluiders) came into effect. Pursuant to this act, employees who have a suspicion of abuse within the organisation for which they work can turn to the House for Whistleblowers if the employer does not have a (adequate) procedure in place or the employer has failed to handle an internal report correctly.

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