Dispute Resolution

An essential part of running a business is forming contracts with vendors, customers and partners. Often you will have to deal with shareholders, banks and other financial backers. But no matter how carefully you record those arrangements, disputes are common. A dispute will distract you from your core business and could even jeopardise your company’s existence. It is therefore important to resolve it as swiftly as possible. Not always does the matter need to go to court. In fact, settling the dispute…

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Healthcare

The healthcare sector is one of the most important sectors in the Netherlands. Its guiding principle is to provide universal access to affordable healthcare with a high standard of quality. The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus highlighted how important it is to have a properly functioning healthcare sector.

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Sustainability

With the programmes “A Circular Economy in the Netherlands by 2050” and the “European Green Deal”, the Netherlands and Europe have set themselves ambitious plans for achieving sustainability, climate-neutrality and circularity by 2050. These ambitions do not derive only from international treaties, such as the Paris Climate Agreement, but increasingly also reflect the shift in attitudes of consumers who are giving more weight to sustainability and allowing it to guide more and more of their decisions.

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Corporate / M&A

Our Corporate/M&A team advises publicly traded enterprises, privately held companies and investors (private equity, family offices and venture capital) on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and restructurings, both domestically and in the international arena. Our lawyers work in close partnership with our firm’s other disciplines, including Employment, Data Protection & Privacy and Commercial Contracts, for example when doing due diligence.

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Real Estate

The rapid developments in the real estate sector affect various parts of this sector. In response to the increasing popularity of e-commerce more distribution centres are being built, both at infrastructure hubs and in the ‘last mile’. At the same time, this development is leaving traditional shopping centres with more and more vacancies. This then attracts businesses with a local focus, or else they are redesignated as residential properties. The constantly evolving standards for workspaces are also changing the real estate sector.

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Commercial Contracts

Whenever you do business with vendors, customers or anyone else, it is important to make a clear record of your arrangements. This will not only help you to run your company, it will also prove helpful if a dispute arises. If you are involved in a dispute, you will need to establish – perhaps even in court or through another form of dispute resolution – what the scope is of each party's rights and obligations under the contract.

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Digital Media & Technology

All around us technology is developing at a rapid pace, driven by increasing pressure to raise production and productivity, while consuming less energy and fewer raw materials. Digitalisation and technologisation are key issues for almost every sector in the economy. Technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics are changing not only our production systems, but also our daily lives.

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Employment, Pensions & Benefits

The labour market, and the employment laws, are evolving all the time. The plans for a new national pension system are also causing much debate. This situation requires flexibility from companies, coupled with pressure to be aware of the latest developments. Whether your company operates domestically or in the international arena, the employment lawyers at Rutgers & Posch can help you.

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Financial Institutions

Financial institutions play a key role in the Dutch economy. They face numerous challenges as they have to improve sustainability and innovate and must continually respond to evolving market conditions. They are also subject to extensive regulation, supervision and societal pressure, and are under perpetual scrutiny.

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Finance & Portfolios

Our Finance & Portfolios experts guide financial institutions and companies through the various steps in the financing process, and help them to decide what works best in their particular situation. For example financing by banks, funding platforms or by capital market investors. Sometimes the financing arrangements need to be backed by assets, or they might depend entirely on the cash flows generated by those assets. Our team also assists clients when they need to safely transfer portfolios of assets and/or liabilities from…

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Mobility

In the mobility market, traditional concepts exist side-by-side with innovative developments. While smart technologies and sustainability requirements are forcing key operators to make strategic choices and decisions, the B2B and B2C markets continue to rely on import, sale, lease, financing and service for their core needs.

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Data Protection & Privacy

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced in 2018, privacy has been an important issue for many organisations. Its importance is underlined by the possibility of being fined by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA). Those fines can be as high as €20,000,000 or 4% of the organisation’s global annual revenue. Each organisation must ask itself what personal data it processes, and for what purposes. Questions include whether an employer may process data about an employee’s sickness and how…

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Restructuring & Insolvency

Sooner or later, any company or financial institution might encounter problems with a customer or vendor that is fighting for its survival. When this happens – and in times of economic uncertainty this becomes increasingly likely – you need to take action to minimise the impact. Our Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers can provide you with advice, and assist you if you need to go to court.

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Real Estate

The real estate sector is evolving at a rapid pace. It faces challenges from e-commerce, shifts in user demands for real estate, vacant retail spaces and regulatory changes to improve sustainability. We help our clients to address these challenges as they develop and redevelop their city-centre offices and mixed-use projects, to realise their distribution centres and find lessees for them, and to overcome the legal aspects of asset management.

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Insurance

Our insurance lawyers know everything that there is to know about the insurance and reinsurance markets in the Netherlands and abroad. The team possess a wealth of experience with insurance-law matters, and work for clients that include insurers, reinsurers, underwriters and brokers. The team is ranked in Chambers Europe 2020, and clients value their market focus, efficiency and concrete solutions. The lawyers adopt an approach that is practical and geared towards identifying solutions, and they are tenacious where they need to be.…

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