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ATRIUM, PARNASSUSWEG 737, 1077 DG AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
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Work +31 20 301 6301
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https://www.cms.law
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CMS, Bas Baks, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Bas Baks

Tel:
Work +31 30 2121 202
Email:
Web:
cms.law
CMS

Work Department

Insurance & Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Bas Baks is a partner in our Insurance & Litigation practice group. He specialises in insurance and liability matters, with an emphasis on claims in relation to construction related matters and D&O. Bas has experience in various areas of professional liability and product liability. Bas is co-head of the global CMS Insurance Sector Group.

Languages

German, English, Dutch

Member

  • Insurance law Association
  • Lecturer Liability and Insurance Law for the Stichting Opleiding Advocaten Arrondissement Utrecht
  • Technical Insurance Professionals Club (Beurs Club Technische Verzekeringen)
  • Causarie

Education

  • Commerce and Liability, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies
  • Dutch Law, Utrecht University


Netherlands

Insurance

Within: Insurance

CMS offers a broad range of expertise spanning D&O, personal injury, product liability, and reinsurance in conjunction with M&A assistance in the construction, healthcare, and aviation sectors. Leonard Böhmer, Bas Baks, and counsel Eva Schothorst are the key advisors. Recent work includes high-value liability and personal injury issues arising from a construction project and a pan-European case concerning a product recall in the consumer market.

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CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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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?
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    - AKD
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    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

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  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

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    - AKD
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  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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