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APOLLOLAAN 153, PO BOX 74654, 1077 AS AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 577 7700
Fax:
Fax +31 20 671 9710
Email:
Web:
www.hocker.nl/en/

Hans (E.J.) Ruitenberg

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 5777700
Email:
Höcker Advocaten

Work Department

Corporate and insolvency law department; Corporate Liability Practice Group.

Position

Senior counsel of Höcker Advocaten. Practice areas: corporate and commercial contracts, corporate liability re foundations and (cooperative) associations.

Career

1882-2000: Attorney at law and partner at Goudsmit & Branbergen. 2000-2007: partner of Vogel & Ruitenberg Advocaten. Since 2007 partner and senior counsel of Höcker Advocaten.

Languages

Dutch, English, German and Italian.

Member

Dutch Bar Association.

Education

University of Leiden, the Netherlands (masters in Law and Chemistry).


Netherlands: Industry focus

IT

Within: IT

At Höcker Advocaten, senior counsel Hans Ruitenberg represented Berkleef in a damages claim against Capgemini. The team advised Imbull on M&A. Willem Roos and Jacqueline Seignette are the practice co-heads.

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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