In November 2012, several law firms across Europe and Asia met in Bali, Indonesia. As a result of a dialogue between them, The League of Lawyers was formed in 2013 to synergise their resources and efforts to enhance their clients’ experience with them. The founding members are Malaysia (MahWengKwai & Associates), Australia (Ferguson Cannon), Germany (VON ZANTHIER & SCHULZ), India (Astra Law) and China (Yap & Lam). The League of Lawyers now serves the needs of clients in Asia, Australia and Europe, who have inbound and outbound business investments.
By: Hidde Reitsma @AMS Advocaten According to Dutch corporate law, shareholders and depository receipt holders have the right to request the Enterprise Chamber to order an inquiry into the company’s affairs. Recently, the Dutch Supreme Court has confirmed that the provider of risk capital who has an own economic interest in the company in question […]
By: Martijn Kesler @AMS Advocaten Directors’ and officers’ liability in The Netherlands: The Beklamel Standard At the time that a director or officer commits a company to an agreement, while he is reasonable aware that he cannot comply with this agreement, this director or officer can be held liable for any loss. This problem was […]
By: Sander Schouten @AMS Advocaten When parties are in conflict about the interpretation of a contract, lawyers and judges in the Netherlands will firstly apply the Haviltex criterion (named after case law with the same name). According to this famous criterion not only the literal interpretation of the wording of a contract is relevant but […]