Law firm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

We specialise in Dutch civil law and we are based in Amsterdam and in Naarden, the Netherlands, located near Schiphol Airport (just 10 minutes by car or train). AMS’s highly experienced lawyers both advise and litigate for Dutch and international companies and private individuals. We are committed to providing our clients with not only excellent service, but also cost-effective fee structures.

 

The Lawyers

Practice areas

Dutch corporate law

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Transfer of shares

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Buy out of shareholders in The Netherlands

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Dutch contract law

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Debt collection in The Netherlands

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Dutch insolvency law

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Intellectual Property law in The Netherlands

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Media law

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Dutch employment law

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Dutch commercial tenancy law

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Dutch construction law

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Dutch real property law

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When are you personally liable for your company’s debts in the Netherlands?

An essential principle of Dutch company law is that a company is liable for its own debts. However, this does not mean that directors can perform legal acts on their company’s behalf entirely risk-free. Especially not if the company is in financial hard times. A director who concludes an agreement on his company’s behalf, knowing that the company cannot or can no longer fulfil it, may be held liable for any ensuing losses. Dutch Corporate Law Lawyer Hidde Reitsma explains the Beklamel criterion.

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