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Kennedy Van der Laan

MOLENWERF 16, 1014 BG, P.O. BOX 58188, 1040HD, NETHERLANDS
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Work +31 20 550 6666
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Fax +31 20 550 6777
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Web:
www.kvdl.com
Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Kennedy Van der Laan, Alfred Meijboom, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

Alfred Meijboom

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Work +31 (0)20 5506 633
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Kennedy Van der Laan

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Media Group

Position

Partner

Career

As one of the founding partners. He leads the Intellectual Property practice. Alfred advises and litigates on the full spectrum of Intellectual Property. Alfred is renouned for his work regarding (online) trademark law, licensing and domain name issues, IT, Sportsmarketing and –sponsoring. His practice includes contentious and non-contentious work.

Alfred is one of the leading partners in the Customized Alliance for Nike, an international flexible network of reputable law firms with local expertise, designed and managed by Kennedy Van der Laan.

Alfred is a qualified arbitrator at SGOA (Dutch Foundation for the Settlement of Automation Disputes) and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. He is officer at the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee of the IBA (International Bar Association), where he previously chaired the Licensing Intellectual Property and International Treaties Subcommittee and the Trademark Subcommittee. Furthermore he is editor of ‘Computerrecht’ and co-founder of VIRA (Dutch Association for Computer Lawyers).

 

Languages

Dutch, English

Member

Member of Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law
Member of International Bar Association (IBA), Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law Committees
Member of International Trademark Association (INTA)
Member of Netherlands Association for Information Technology and Law
Member of Netherlands Association of Specialized IT Attorneys (VIRA)
Officer in the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee of the IBA
Member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Droog Design for Dutch design

Education

Law, VU University Amsterdam, 1985

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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 “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

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  • Dynamic Contracts: Changing employment practices in the digital era

    Digital platforms designed to deliver professional services are changing the European employment landscape as both employers  and workers look for more flexible ways to work.
  • 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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