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The firm

Dentons Boekel has been active in the Netherlands through the firm’s legacy since 1957. Approachable and practical, the firm offers full-service legal and tax advice, as well as notary services assisting Dutch and international clients in all aspects of their business operations, transactions and disputes. Since the combination with Dentons in 2017 the firm combines its broad range experience in the Dutch market with the talent of more than 8,600 lawyers around the world to deliver results for its clients and solve their business challenges, offering unrivalled global coverage and capabilities.

Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size..

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: Dentons Boekel offers full-service advice to domestic and international clients. Through its integrated business lines lending, financial regulatory and structured finance, which cover all relevant service areas, the banking and finance practice helps to provide financing to virtually every industry, with deep sector-specific experience in real estate, energy, infrastructure and transportation. The team also has a particular focus on the regulatory aspects of technology-driven financial products and services.

Corporate and M&A: composed of seasoned practitioners, the corporate and M&A practice in Amsterdam advises on a wide range of M&A work and provides all ancillary services needed to make a transaction a success. The team includes experienced corporate and M&A lawyers, corporate civil law notaries, tax advisors and lawyers specialised in leveraged finance.

Litigation and dispute resolution: Dentons Boekel combines knowledge of corporate law with expertise in litigation and dispute settlement. The dedicated team covers cross-border shareholder disputes, litigation relating to mismanagement, group actions, securities litigation, claims by investors and takeover disputes, as well as litigation before the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeals. The practice is also known for its civil antitrust litigation team involved in all high profile antitrust follow-on actions in the Netherlands.

Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy: The restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy team focuses on restructurings, company restarts and directors’ liability issues. The team has in-depth and extensive experience in international insolvency matters. The team is a trusted advisor of boards in and out of crisis situations and represents shareholders, supervisory boards and management boards in corporate conflicts involving distressed companies. Members of the team are appointed on a regular basis as bankruptcy trustees.

Real Estate: Dentons' global Real Estate group is the largest in the world and one of the largest in the Netherlands. The Real Estate practice in Amsterdam has long been recognized as a leader in the Dutch market. It offers full service capability - transactions, advice and litigation - to foreign investors, pension funds and private investors. The team advises on transactions, financing, leasing, construction, project development, and tax, while also providing civil-law notary support.

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  • Dentons now has 150+ offices in over 60 countries

  • Number of lawyers: 8,600
  • at this office: 90
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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
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  • 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

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  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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    - AKD