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.

 

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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 property law

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Does an employment contract exist between a director and a private limited company in formation?

A German GmbH (a company incorporated under German law) planned to incorporate a new private limited company in the Netherlands and authorised the appellant to do so. After its incorporation, the appellant (hereinafter called the authorised representative) would become a director of the new Dutch private limited company. However, the GmbH changed its plans and decided not to incorporate the private limited company. In the meantime, the director in the making had already paid himself some salary. The question is whether an employment relationship already existed or whether the authorised representative had acted prematurely. Labour Law Lawyer Sander Schouten explains the ruling of the Dutch Court of Appeal.

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