Business law

We know the legal dilemmas entrepreneurs frequently face. These are not just directed outwards (to clients and contractors), but also frequently occur internally. That is the area of business law.

Business law is a large and diverse area of law that deals with the (often internal) affairs of a legal entity, such as private companies and public companies, but also associations and foundations.

We have specialised ourselves in the area of business law and the advising and litigating in a variety of cases.

In particular the frequent cases with regard to directors' and officers' liability. Directors and officers of private and public companies enjoy maximum protection against liability in Dutch law, but this protection does not always apply. There are exceptions on the main rule that creditors of a company can only address the capital of a company. These exceptions regard to the field of directors' and officers' liability.

Disputes between shareholders among themselves also regularly occur. Classic examples are those of the stalemate: both shareholders posses 50% of the shares (and they are often both director as well) and cannot conclude their decision making. We advise.

Other common disputes in business law we provide guidance in:

– Directors' and officers' liability
– Shareholder disputes
– Nullification or voidance of a decision of a body of the legal person
– Disputes about management agreements

– Decision making by the board and/or the shareholders
– Exclusion and buying out shareholders

– Inquiry procedures at the Enterprise Division
– Disputes with regard to conflict of interest
– Dismissal of a director

– Acquisition of a business
– Various forms of cooperation (joint ventures, the partnership,commercial partnership, and such)

– Drafting and reviewing shareholders' agreements and stock transactions

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