The Dispute Resolution team of Kennedy Van der Laan helps your business resolve disputes in the most effective way.
A commercial dispute may take a heavy toll on your business. Our team can take the dispute out of your hands and help you solve it. We will do this in the most efficient way, at the lowest possible cost. In many cases your business will be best served by avoiding legal proceedings. We understand this very well, and can provide the best communication with the other party: sharp, but solution-driven.
Preparing and Conducting Proceedings
It will sometimes be necessary to enforce your right or to defend yourself in court. Our specialists are greatly experienced in preparing and conducting of legal proceedings, both in court and in arbitration institutes. With their command of procedural law as well as their knowledge of material areas of law (such as contract law or non-contractual liability), they can compose the best litigation team to defend your interests. Kennedy Van der Laan litigates for small and big enterprises, multinationals and public authorities. We are very familiar with the international aspects of litigation, such as assisting foreign businesses in the Netherlands and coordinating international teams.
Tools with Immediate Effect
Dutch procedural law offers many tools to achieve concrete results within a short time. We naturally know how to handle these tools. For your business we can arrange to have bank accounts or other assets attached; in some cases an attachment for the purpose of preserving evidence may be levied and ex parte measures applied for; or we may obtain quick relief in preliminary relief proceedings, for example an order banning the other party from performing specific acts.
Mediation and Binding Opinion
Regular proceedings or arbitration are not always the best choice. Kennedy Van der Laan has several registered mediators who may provide a mediation procedure, or may assist your business in such a procedure. Delivering a binding opinion is another service in which we are experienced.
‘We were excellently guided through an arbitration process by Kennedy van der Laan. It proved to be a tough time, trying to find our way through very complex issues. I was very happy with their guidance during the process and their help and efforts to continually simplify very complex matters and their being able to work efficiently in a complex environment.’
Helen van Laarhoven, Legal Counsel van Trans Link Systems B.V.
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