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Customized Alliance
Kennedy Van der Laan’s “Customized Alliance”, founded by Martine de Koning (martine.de.koning@kvdl.com), presents a tailored, legal solution designed for the specific needs of multinationals. We provide our multinational clients with a one-stop-shop solution, with centralized billing and management. The selection of law firms is tailored to the clients needs and wishes, and is flexible and scalable. Law firms can be hired and fired along the clients wishes. This makes it a great alternative to single brand global law firms which offer  a standard offering and set group of offices.

This unique strategic partnership offers clients full budget control through innovative pricing structures and central budget control. We ensure cultural fit by handpicking the law firms together with the client. The project management is centrally done by us, so the client has one clear point of contact. The Customized Alliance gives clients the opportunity to work with local, well-established firms in an efficient, uniform manner. The model also allows to continue direct work flows between the client and individual law firms.


This model was nominated twice for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards. Launching customer five years ago was Nike; last year  the model was also globally implemented by Kennedy Van der Laan for G-Star.


Nike Alliance
The European Nike Alliance is now in it’s fifth year with the participation of 26 firms in 22 countries. The Nike Alliance was nominated for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers awards.


Fabrizio Mecozzi, Nike on the Alliance for Nike:
“Martine de Koning has been Nike’s account manager at Kennedy van der Laan since 2000. Over the years Martine has provided Nike with excellent counselling in a wide range of commercial matters, sharp strategic vision and true partnership. Martine was a key player in the creation of the Alliance for Nike, an innovative concept which allows Nike to work with selected firms in a number of European countries, under the leadership and coordination by Kennedy van der Laan, creating savings and efficiencies and driving convergence”.


G-Star Alliance
The Alliance for G-Star was successfully launched in 2017. This Alliance has a world wide scope with the participation of 22 firms in 22 countries.


Christian de Bil, G-Star on the Alliance for G-Star:
“A little more than a year ago we established the Alliance for G-Star under the Kennedy Van der Laan leadership. We believe that the Customized Alliance is the only model that works as opposed to a regular global firm network; it is built around true collaboration and cooperation, sharing the same interest in sharing knowledge, leveraging on each individual strengths, and with a great amount of flexibility. While maintaining quality, we already see an increase in efficiency in a cost effective manner.”


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 “Commission”) 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 “Commission”) 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