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Business Service Lawyers

Business Lawyers Netherlands,

Business services are among the fastest growing branches of industry in the Netherlands. If we include agency workers, this sector has more employees than the entire sector. Most business services companies are small and have ten members of staff or less. The threshold to start a business is low, as the provision of business services does in general demand relatively few investments in buildings, machines and stocks. As a legal firm, we ourselves form part of this diverse sector.

The lawyers of Leeman Verheijden Huntjens work closely together with a number of civil-law notaries from Rotterdam and various regional accountancy firms. Clients are also referred to one another if there is such a need. The fact that they are seen as a good and reliable partner by these parties is a big compliment for our firm.

Our client portfolio includes IT companies, accountants, tax specialists, facilities service providers and estate agents.  Our team advises them during internal issues about structure and collaboration, but also in the case of mergers, dissolution and the realisation of joint ventures. We are also closely involved in preparing and concluding contracts, general terms and conditions and we provide advice about employment contracts and reorganisations. Our litigation lawyers are ready for any legal proceedings.

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Court of Appeal rules that ‘pre-pack is a transfer of a company’

In case of a pre-pack, also called a pre-packaged insolvency, an intended receiver is working on a relaunch some time prior to the declaration of the bankruptcy, so a relaunch may be realised shortly after the declaration of the bankruptcy, possibly even the same day. The aim of the pre-pack is continuation of the company with the highest possible yield.

Excessive lending. Court rejects claim Rabobank for repayment of residual debt

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.

Dutch bankruptcy law

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

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.

Yvonne Jansen

rental (contract and eviction), business and shareholders, property

+31 (0)10 209 27 75
Madelon van Breemen

International business to business contracting

+31 (0)10 209 27 65
Rob Steenhoek

insolvencies and reorganisation, business and shareholders

+31 (0)10 209 27 52

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Dutch Employment Law

Who hires persons to work in The Netherlands will sooner or later get to know the relatively complex system of Dutch Labour Law. The rules are laid down in statutory regulations, like in the Dutch Civil Code, and in extensive case law. Hiring is relatively easy. Firing may be complex and in certain cases impossible or expensive.

Summary dismissal for urgent cause

Under Dutch law, employment contracts can be terminated with immediate effect for an ‘urgent’ cause, such as theft, fraud, or other very serious misconduct. A non-exhaustive list of acts that amount to urgent cause is provided in Article 7:678 DCC. Other than in case of giving notice, it is not necessary to ask and obtain a permit from the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV).

Changes Dutch labour law

The main implemented changes concern a dismissal law reform, an intended improvement of the legal status of flex workers and an adjustment of the Unemployment Insurance Act. Below, we will discuss the most important changes and suggest a number of recommendations.

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