The Commercial & Corporate Litigation and Arbitration 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 legal proceedings, both in court and in an arbitration setting. With their command of procedural law as well as their knowledge of matters of substantive law (such as contract law or non-contractual liability), they can pull together the best litigation team with the relevant expertise to defend your interests. Kennedy Van der Laan litigates for medium and big enterprises, multinationals and public authorities. We are very familiar with the international aspects of litigation and arbitration, such as assisting foreign businesses in the Netherlands and coordinating international teams in cross-border disputes.
Procedural Tools with Immediate Effect
Dutch procedural law offers many tools to achieve concrete results within a short time. We naturally know how to make efficient use of these tools. For your business we can arrange to have bank accounts or other assets seized by way of a preliminary (ex parte) measure; in some cases an attachment for the purpose of preserving evidence may be levied and other ex parte measures applied for; or we may obtain swift relief in interim relief proceedings, for example a court order banning the other party from performing specific acts or demanding performance.
Mediation and Binding Opinion
Litigation and arbitration are not always the best choice to resolve disputes. Kennedy Van der Laan can also offer assistance a mediation procedure. Applying for a binding opinion is another litigation 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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