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DLA Piper

AMSTELVEENSEWEG 638, 1081 JJ AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 541 9888
Fax:
Fax +31 20 541 9999
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.nl

The firm

DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

Areas of practice

The banking litigation team has specialists who represent and advise financial institutions on a wide range of disputes and conflicts in relation to a variety of financial issues, such as foreclosure activities, debt recovery, consumer complaints and claims in relation to asset management and advice.

The firm’s corporate lawyers handle all types of transactional and advisory matters in private equity, capital markets and M&A, as well as advising large and medium-sized (listed and non-listed) companies and institutions on corporate governance, joint ventures, professional associations and (dis)investments.

The employment lawyers advise on the full range of employment issues. The group has a strong advice and litigation practice, focusing on a practical approach to often complex legal problems.

The firm’s finance and projects team consists of experienced lawyers who act for both domestic and international financial institutions, providing a wide range of banking and finance services. Core specialties are leveraged and structured finance, asset-based finance and trade finance.

The firm’s IP and technology lawyers provide contentious and non-contentious advice to clients in the areas of commercial, IT, telecommunications and IP.

The firm’s highly experienced litigation and arbitration specialists represent clients before the Dutch and European courts in national and international arbitration cases, and they provide guidance to their clients in proceedings before foreign courts.

The real estate group provides top-quality, multi-disciplinary services to corporate occupiers, developers, the public sector, and rapidly changing industry areas such as construction, retail, hotel and leisure.

The restructuring lawyers work with the advisers and managers of underperforming companies and their investors. The Netherlands’ insolvency courts regularly appoint the firm’s lawyers as administrators in administration and as trustees in corporate bankruptcies.

The firm’s tax lawyers have experience with M&A work, corporate restructuring, wage taxes, tax litigation, VAT, customs, transfer pricing, and excise and anti-dumping duties, as well as tax and estate planning for wealthy individuals.

  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scandinavia
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA
  • Individual offices in:
  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Bratislava
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Casablanca
  • Doha
  • Johannesburg
  • Kuwait City
  • Kiev
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • Muscat
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • San Juan
  • São Paulo
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Number of lawyers: 4,000
  • at this office: 125+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Dutch

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Netherlands

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • 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
  • 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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