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Diversity and inclusion

We rely on our people for the quality of the services that we provide. It is only when our people have the freedom to be themselves that they can they reach their full potential and provide the best service to our clients. This is why we create an inspiring work environment with equal opportunities for everyone. For us, ambition is more important than background; we don’t care who you are or where you come from; we only want to know where you’re headed.

Social Innovation Council

Diversity and inclusion isn’t about words, but rather about actions. In 2008, we established the Social Innovation Council, which sets specific targets and organises activities each year to promote diversity and inclusion within Loyens & Loeff. Since the start we have signed the Talent to the Top charter, a unique partnership between the government, the private sector and senior businesswomen, have embraced the declaration of intent for 'Diversity in the legal profession' and have organized activities to emphasize the importance of Diversity & Inclusion within Loyens & Loeff.

Foundation Forward

Loyens & Loeff is delighted to have teamed up with Stichting (Foundation) Forward. Stichting Forward’s mission is to encourage the acceptance, validation and visibility of lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender ("LGBTs") within the Dutch legal profession. With this, FORWARD aims to create a platform for the exchange of experiences and best practices in order to promote an inclusive environment for all legal professionals, regardless of sexual orientation or identity. For more information, please visit

ECHO Foundation

ECHO (Expertise Centre on Diversity Policy) collaborates with partners in (higher) education, the public sector and the corporate sector to strengthen diversity and inclusion within their constituent organisations. ECHO uses its experience, expertise and network to help organisations develop and implement effective and sustainable policies in these areas. It has launched a number of initiatives, such as the annual ECHO Award, the ECHO Mentoring Programme and the UCLA Study Trip. For more information, please visit

Loyens & Loeff is proud to be a partner of the ECHO Foundation. We’ll be hosting the presentation of the 2018 ECHO award at our Amsterdam office; the first ever Loyens & Loeff Law & Tax Award will be presented on that same occasion.

Legal Developments by:
Loyens & Loeff

  • New reporting obligations for Luxembourg securitisation vehicles

    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
    - Loyens & Loeff

Legal Developments in Netherlands

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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

    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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