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Weidema van Tol
In The Netherlands, the law practice of Weidema van Tol is conducted by Weidema van Tol (Netherlands) B.V., a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of The Netherlands, with its registered office in Amsterdam and place of business at Keplerstraat 34, 1171 CD Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands. Weidema van Tol (Netherlands) B.V. does not have a third-party bank account (stichting derdengelden).
Registration with Chamber of Commerce
Weidema van Tol is registered with the commercial register of The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce under number 34145597. The trade name of Weidema van Tol (Netherlands) B.V. is Weidema van Tol.
The VAT number of Weidema van Tol is NL 80935272B01.
Professional organisation registration
Attorneys (advocaten) of Weidema van Tol (Netherlands) B.V. are members of and registered with The Netherlands Bar Association (NOVA), Neuhuyskade 94, 2596 XM The Hague, P.O. Box 30851, 2500 GW The Hague.
All Netherlands tax law advisers are members of and registered with the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB) 1018 AV Amsterdam, P.O. Box 2977, 1000 CZ Amsterdam.
General terms and conditions
The general terms and conditions of Weidema van Tol apply to all work executed by Weidema van Tol. The general terms and conditions of Weidema van Tol are filed with the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce.
Governing law and court of competent jurisdiction
All agreements between clients and Weidema van Tol as well as all contractual and other obligations ensuing from the agreements between clients and Weidema van Tol and work executed by Weidema van Tol, are governed by, and must be interpreted in accordance with, Dutch law. All disputes with regard to the aforesaid agreements or work will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Amsterdam District Court. The Complaints and Dispute Settlement Scheme for the Legal Profession applies to the provision of services by the attorneys of Weidema van Tol.
The fees charged by Weidema van Tol to clients are based on the hourly rate of the attorney or tax adviser involved multiplied by the number of hours spent by the attorney or tax adviser involved. The hourly rate varies for each attorney or tax adviser and is based on the experience and specialization of the attorney or tax adviser involved. In addition to the costs of the fees, Weidema van Tol also charges additional costs, such as office costs, court fees, disbursements, costs of engaged third parties, turnover tax etc. A detailed cost estimate for the agreed work is always included in the overview of services in the agreement for services.
Professional liability insurance
Weidema van Tol has professional liability insurance. Weidema van Tol (Netherlands) B.V. is insured with AIG Europe S.A. (through our broker Van Luin Assurantiegroep B.V.) up to an amount of EUR 2.5000.000. Weidema van Tol is adequately insured having regard to the extent of its practice and the requirements set out by the Legal Profession Regulation for professional liability insurance.
Legal Practice Complaints Procedure
The legal practice of Weidema van Tol has a Legal Practice Complaints Procedure for Attorneys in accordance with the Legal Profession Regulation. Weidema van Tol declares that the Legal Practice Complaints Procedure for Attorneys is applicable to each agreement for services entered into with a client, and furthermore that the Legal Practice Complaints Procedure for Attorneys exclusively concerns the work that is executed by an attorney or attorneys of Weidema van Tol.
Rules of professional conduct and practice
Weidema van Tol provides its services and executes its legal work in accordance with the applicable (professional) regulations and that which is required from Weidema van Tol pursuant to the law. In this context, professional rules are taken to mean the rules of professional conduct and practice, which must be observed during the execution of the assignment by Weidema van Tol, such as the rules and regulations of The Netherlands Bar Association and the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers.
Cooperation and prevention of conflicts of interests
Weidema van Tol is a group of limited liability companies, in which attorneys and tax advisers offer and execute the provision of legal services in a limited liability company, provide advice and conduct legal proceedings before various judicial authorities. Weidema van Tol operates on a international and national level, with local offices in The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Agreement for services
As soon as an agreement for services comes into effect between Weidema van Tol and a client, this will be confirmed in writing and formalised in an agreement for services. Included is a description of the scope of the legal work, the rates, the fee, the other costs that will be charged for the work, which attorneys and tax advisers will be executing the work, as well as any additional arrangements. The general terms and conditions, which form part of the agreement for services, will be attached as an appendix to the agreement for services.
Manadatory disclosure of potentially aggressive cross-border tax planning arrangements
On 25 May 2018, the Council of the European Union adopted a directive with the objective to increase transparency and dissuade intermediaries and tax payers from designing and implementing cross-border aggressive tax planning arrangements (Directive (EU) 2018/822). The Member States should adopt the necessary legislation to implement the Directive in domestic law ultimately on 31 December 2019. No such national leglislation has been published yet in the Netherlands or Luxembourg. However, as of 25 June 2018, the Directive may already be relevant for tax payers that are a client of lawyers and other intermediaires that are involved in the design, marketing or implementation of potentially aggressive cross-border tax planning.