Business law

The increasing complexity of our society and ever-changing laws and regulations require great agility from directors, their organisations, and all those involved. Corporate law is no exception. Whether it involves supervising a transaction, holding a contracting party liable, over the design of a corporate structure or a difficult procedure at the Enterprise Chamber in connection with a shareholder dispute, all these topics (and more) are included in corporate law.

What can our business lawyers do for you?

A lawyer can take a lot of work off an entrepreneur's hands. You have all had to deal with corporate law issues before, but that is a bit different from working on them on a daily basis. Therefore, make use of lawyers who know the 'ins' and 'outs' of corporate law. To that end, feel free to contact our specialists. We will be happy to talk to you. Together with you, we will work on solutions that are practical and feasible.

Where we can support you

Our lawyers advise on:

  • Shareholders' agreements: the usefulness of a shareholders' agreement is regularly questioned. The thinking then is that everything is already regulated in the articles of association anyway. In practice, this is only partly true.
  • Shareholders' meeting: we can advise you on the rights and obligations of shareholders within the general meeting of shareholders.
  • Supervisory directors' liability: liability of supervisory directors has the same statutory regulations as directors' liability.
  • General conditions: general conditions can be declared applicable to agreements between companies or between companies and consumers.
  • Professional liability: the lawyers at Delissen Martens can advise you on how to prevent, limit or transfer professional liability risks if possible.
  • Directors' liability: although management rests with the directors collectively, in principle each director is individually responsible for his share in the management and thus in the company's policy.
  • Boardroom counselling & mediation: as a director, supervisory director or entrepreneur, you may find yourself in situations where you need independent strategic and legal advice.
  • Corporate Governance: besides managing the day-to-day affairs of your company, you also have to comply with complex laws, regulations and rules of conduct, and deal with (external) regulators.
  • Corporate Litigation: when a company's decision-making process is paralysed, it often has very damaging consequences for the company. It is then necessary to act quickly to limit the damage on the one hand and to reach a solution that allows the company to move forward on the other.
  • M&A: a merger or acquisition is a major event for many entrepreneurs. M&A transactions are tailor-made and require good cooperation between the company, corporate finance adviser and the lawyer.
  • Insolvency: every entrepreneur has to deal with it. A customer, an important supplier or the own company is in financial trouble. Bankruptcy is then sometimes unavoidable.
  • Management Buy Out / Management Buy In: if you are considering an MBI or MBO, it is advisable to seek proper advice. M&A transactions require customisation and good cooperation between the company, management, corporate finance advisor and lawyer.
  • Restructuring: restructuring involves several issues. The chosen structure must of course be legally sound, but attention must also be paid to the tax consequences, financing and any employment law implications.
  • Employer liability: the lawyers at Delissen Martens can advise you on how to prevent, limit or transfer liability risks if possible.
  • WHOA: the Homologation Private Agreement Act (WHOA) can help companies hit hard by the corona crisis.

Our lawyers are based in The Hague

Are you looking for a corporate law lawyer? You are welcome to come to our office in The Hague. Our corporate lawyers possess the right knowledge and expertise to assist you. Although our office is located in The Hague, we operate throughout the Netherlands.

Need legal support?

For more information, please contact Robbert Delissen or someone else from the corporate law team. They will be happy to assist you.

Team Business law

René (R.) Willemsen

René (R.) Willemsen

Attorney at law/partner

Marina (M.) Verberkmoes-Cota

Marina (M.) Verberkmoes-Cota

Attorney at law/partner

Stefan (L.S) van Meurs

Stefan (L.S) van Meurs

Attorney at law

Milan (M.) Karel

Milan (M.) Karel

Attorney at law

Ivo (I.J.) Janssens

Ivo (I.J.) Janssens

Attorney at law/tax advisor/partner

Robbert (R.W.M.L.) Delissen

Robbert (R.W.M.L.) Delissen

Attorney at law/managing partner

Rik (F.J.B.) Buitenhuis

Rik (F.J.B.) Buitenhuis

Attorney at law

Isabelle (I.J.) Bos

Isabelle (I.J.) Bos

Attorney at law


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