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BLAAK 28, 3011 TA ROTTERDAM, PO BOX 711, 3000 AS ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Work +31 10 440 6440
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Fax +31 10 436 4400
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https://www.ploum.nl

The firm

Founded in 1995 as one of the first break-away firms in the Netherlands, Ploum is not an average law firm. Its clients will confirm that it is significantly different. The firms strives to support businesses in achieving their objectives. Combining know-how and practical experience to its clients’ advantage is its talent.

The firm focuses on business clients, including national and international organisations in all shapes and sizes – from small businesses to local government bodies, from listed companies to national government. The 60-plus lawyers at Ploum understand what business is about and know what is important. The firm focuses on what matters to business and helping clients achieve their goals swiftly and smoothly. Solving real puzzles is what drives Ploum. Within the traditional world of the legal professions, the firm sets itself apart by analysing issues with a fresh and open mind and providing solutions, not advice. Its reasonable rates, in addition to this pragmatic way of working, mean clients find Ploum a perfect alternative to bigger firms.

Areas of practice

Ploum has all the relevant legal knowledge and experience to be able to advise organizations.

Corporate and M&A: Ploum has an experienced M&A team consisting of 7 partners (including notaries) and a pool of experienced associates. We assist buyers and sellers on a daily basis, in deals in a wide variety of sectors, and advise on the whole M&A process. We also regularly act for private equity funds and other investors.

Real estate: Our lawyers and civil-law notaries are specialized in all matters relating to real estate. We advise you on any property-related project, and will be able to identify the various legal points of attention for you. Our sole aim in this respect is to find a feasible solution for your organization –  efficiently and with an eye to the costs

Employment: Our specialists will advise you on every imaginable aspect of individual and collective employment-law matters. Examples include collective labour agreements, appointment or dismissal of directors under the articles of association, strikes or amendments to pension schemes. Our lawyers can also help you in the event of reorganisation, restructuring, mergers, takeovers, outsourcing or insourcing.

Administrative, environment and planning: At Ploum, our specialists in general administrative law will be happy to advise and assist you in objection and appeal proceedings relating to administrative law and covering a wide variety of matters, including the granting of subsidies, enforcement, public access to government information, government liability and, of course, environmental law. In addition to our hands-on approach, we are especially aware of the political and administrative context in matters pertaining to administrative law.

Fraud and White-collar crime: Do you require advice and legal assistance for your company, management or staff in criminal proceedings relating to the environment, industrial and work place accidents, road and water transport, fraud, duties to report, internal investigations and compliance? At Ploum, our team of white collar crime lawyers has in-depth experience in advising and assisting companies in sectors such as construction, chemistry, petrochemistry, industrial manufacture, IT and transport.

Intellectual property: At Ploum, our specialists can advise and assist you in protecting your intellectual property rights. For example, we can file your trademarks and designs with the official authorities worldwide and we can also investigate a trademark’s national and international availability.

Insurance and liability: At Ploum we have in-depth knowledge of insurance practice and we provide advice and assistance on all aspects of insurance: from financial supervision to developing insurance products and from contractual spreading of liability risks to settling claims. Our clients in this field include insurance companies, intermediaries, insured companies, government authorities and experts.

Restructuring and insolvency: If your company or organisation is facing considerable financial problems, either existing or imminent, you - as a director, supervisory director, shareholder or bank - have urgent need of an advisor that focuses on providing some breathing space. At Ploum, our specialists will provide you with fast and effective assistance. We will draw up an action plan - in consultation with you - for one or more of the following, depending on the situation your company is facing.

  • Contact
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  • Tom Ensink (t.ensink@ploum.nl)
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  • Number of lawyers: 60
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Italian

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