Directors’ Liability2022-05-03T11:39:02+00:00

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Directors’ Liability

The job of a director can be complex. The director must focus on the interests of the company being managed. At the same time, the interests of various stakeholders must be taken into account. These interests can conflict with each other. If the company gets into financial trouble, the director is often faced with difficult choices.
The starting point of the legislator is that a director should not be held liable too quickly. After all, doing business involves taking risks and it is not the intention that directors become too risk-averse.

Grounds for directors’ liability

There are various legal grounds for director’s liability. A director is liable to the company for improper management if he can be seriously blamed. In case of bankruptcy of the company, the bankruptcy trustee examines whether there are grounds to hold the director liable in order to clear the estate deficit. In doing so, the trustee can be assisted by legal presumptions of director liability when the annual accounts have been filed late or the accounting records are not in order. In addition to these specific regulations for directors’ liability, a director can also be held liable in tort, for example by a creditor. The condition that the director can be blamed for a serious personal fault also applies here. This is the case, for example, if the board member has allowed the company to enter into obligations, while at the time he knew or should have known that the company would not be able to fulfill the obligations or would not be able to fulfill them within a reasonable time.
There are special regulations for directors’ liability towards the tax authorities and industry pension funds. Because of these regulations it is very important for directors to report inability to pay in time.

Lawyers for directors’ liability LVH

The lawyers at our Rotterdam office have extensive experience with directors’ liability issues. These activities consist of assisting directors who have been held liable. We also assist clients who wish to hold directors liable. Furthermore, directors are assisted in difficult periods, such as financial problems, in making choices in a way that minimizes the risk of liability. Several of the lawyers at our firm have extensive experience as bankruptcy trustees, so that they can properly assess how a trustee will (have to) judge the matter.

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SPECIALIZED LAWYERS

These are our lawyers who are specialized in this area.

Peter de Graaf

+31(0)10 209 27 52
degraaf@lvh-advocaten.nl
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Justin de Vries

+31 (0)10 209 27 52
devries@lvh-advocaten.nl
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Rob Steenhoek

+31 (0)10 209 27 52
steenhoek@lvh-advocaten.nl
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Wat vinden onze cliënten

We hebben al enkele jaren zeer goede ervaringen met LVH advocaten. Het kantoor kenmerkt zich door een gedegen Rotterdamse down-to-earth werkmentaliteit met daarbij een uitstekende kennis van zaken. Bij onze laatste samenwerking heeft Mr. R.C. Steenhoek ons als adviseur bijgestaan tijdens de afwikkeling van een faillissement. Door zijn ruime ervaring als curator is mr. Steenhoek zeer deskundig in deze trajecten. Hij is zeer toegankelijk, weet de belangrijke details te benoemen, denkt vele stappen vooruit  en komt met een duidelijk plan van aanpak. Tijdens de afwikkeling van het faillissement met de curator heeft mr. Steenhoek ons voortreffelijk vertegenwoordigt. We zijn zeer tevreden over het behaalde resultaat en we zijn ervan overtuigd dat zonder zijn expertise we dit niet op deze wijze hadden kunnen afhandelen.

P.E. van Erk

In 2019 en 2020 hebben wij LVH Advocaten benaderd voor een advies om de zaak op een zorgvuldige en deskundige wijze te beëindigen. Dit is volledig op een praktische en binnen een zeer korte periode opgelost. Hij had altijd zijn volledige aandacht voor mijn verhaal. Het is op een zeer nette manier afgehandeld. De samenwerking was perfect!

Met alle dank aan de heer Steenhoek.

Ton Hameeteman

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