Litigation is not a goal in itself for our lawyers. If you, as a businessman, have an issue with a business client for instance, we will first see if we can find an efficient solution that works for you, on the basis of information and a thorough analysis of the facts. If it is clear that action is needed, we will provide an insight into the opportunities and risks of legal proceedings. Factors that play a role include the length of such proceedings, the cost and benefits.
We have a lot of litigation experience. Among other things, we take action with regard to disputes about acquisitions, (imminent) broken-off negotiations, disputes about whether an agreement was formed, about the applicability of general terms and conditions, disputes between shareholders, directors and/or partners and disputes about business takeovers.
During proceedings, you are assisted by a team of specialist lawyers, consisting of partners and members of staff with the appropriate level of experience. We guarantee the speed and experience required for your business interests. This may involve an action on the merits and/or preliminary relief proceedings, attachments and enforcing judgements, in brief: all measures needed to look after your interests.
The law provides a rule for answering this question, but the lease agreement may include different agreements. In practice that happens, but these agreements are often unclear or undated, creating opportunities and threats.
The breach of the duty of care of the bank in granting a mortgage loan may have far-reaching consequences for the bank, as can be seen in a decision of the “Midden-Nederland” court of 12 October 2016.
On the last day of 2015, one of the Netherlands’ largest department stores has been declared bankrupt. V&D's bankruptcy had negative consequences on various parties. For example on Senz, a supplier of storm umbrellas. Senz had supplied V&D with umbrellas of which a large part remained unpaid.
On 19 July 2016 the European Commission imposed the largest fine ever on European truck manufacturers. The manufacturers were part of a cartel. This is the case for the manufacturers MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF.