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The firm

Kennedy Van der Laan is a full-service law firm based in Amsterdam and Eindhoven, and active around the world. It has proven its worth as a trusted legal partner in the fields of technology, finance and insurance, media, fashion and retail, healthcare and the public sector, and real estate and construction. Within these markets, it has a broad clientele and serves the full spectrum from start-up to multinational. With around 100 attorneys, Kennedy Van der Laan has been a prominent independent law firm in the Netherlands for decades.

For the firm, the law has no secrets, it is a comfort zone. Innovative cooperation needs a vision that reaches further. That is why the firm is exploring new ways of co-creation, knowledge sharing and pricing daily. Kennedy Van der Laan is a partner of Dutch Legal Tech; a platform that promotes innovation in legal services. Through this partnership the firm puts ‚Äėlegal tech‚Äô on the map both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Areas of practice

Kennedy Van der Laan works in multidisciplinary teams. By combining its large legal and sector knowledge, the firm has become one of the best ‚Äėsparring partners‚Äô for clients.

Corporate: the team handles the broad spectrum of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, outsourcings, investments, joint ventures, private equity, and management buy-ins and buy-outs. Its clients are given expert strategic legal advice about establishing, changing and maintaining their corporate governance structures and business structures. The firm is expert in implementing the structures in an efficient and pro-active way.

Banking and finance: the team is instructed on a wide array of banking and finance-related matters including financing transactions, regulatory/FinTech, banking litigation and insolvency. Its attorneys are continuously involved in cross-border finance transactions both for financial institutions and large corporate borrowers. The team keeps close track of innovative technologies in the financial sector and is a legal pioneer in this field. The firm offers advice not only to incumbents, but also to FinTech start-ups, ranging from online lending platforms to payment solution providers.

Employment: the employment team and co-governance team consists of 15 attorneys. The team represents a number of high-profile national and international clients, advising and litigating on all aspects of employment law but with a specific focus on reorganisations, outsourcing and the dismissal of managing directors and senior executives. The firm works on international projects covering multiple jurisdictions, which includes intensive guidance during co-governance processes with works councils and trade unions, such as the negotiation of redundancy packages and collective bargaining agreements. The team keeps close track of innovative technologies and creates legal-tech solutions in joint cooperation with its clients.

IT and privacy: these teams are regarded both locally and internationally as the go-to teams for tech matters in the Dutch market. The teams are well versed in technical, business and, of course, legal aspects of all issues that arise on the IT and telecoms markets. The team handles a broad range of matters from outsourcing, telecoms, privacy, IT projects and transactions, to litigation, e-commerce, cyber crime, licensing, distribution, and electronic signatures work. The team operates at the cutting-edge of technological and legal developments, which allows them to give clients pragmatic advice.

Intellectual property: the team is highly regarded and services high-profile international clients in the fields of media, fashion, advanced technologies and life sciences. The team provides both contentious and non-contentious work, especially in the fields of trade marks, brand protection, copyright, licensing, R&D, trade secrets and patents.

Insurance: the team consists of attorneys from various disciplines who advise insurers, insurance brokers, loss adjustment agencies, and all other companies that are active in the insurance industry, in every aspect of their business. The insurance team works closely with the financial supervision team.

  • Contact
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  • Bart de Man, managing partner, (bart.de.man@kvdl.com)
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  • Number of lawyers: 100
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Member
  • IBA
  • INTA
  • ABA
  • AIJA
  • TerraLex
  • ITechLaw
  • BioLegis
  • EuroFranchise Lawyers (EFL Group)
  • EuroITCounsel
  • IAPP

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Legal Developments by:
Kennedy Van der Laan

  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
    - Kennedy Van der Laan

Legal Developments in Netherlands

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  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD