International Business

“We acknowledge the international differences in legal culture.”

Collaboration with Foreign Law Firms

For our clients, we collaborate almost daily with foreign law firms. Knowledge of the local market, the national legal framework and the local customs and traditions is essential. For this purpose we have excellent friendly relations with other law firms throughout the world. Thus we can be flexible, engage local expertise quickly and provide our clients with one contact point for cross-border legal services.

This also gives us the possibility to refer our own clients to reliable and qualified partners when they need assistance in the fields outside our own sphere of activity. We go one step further for our clients and thus distinguish ourselves from other law firms.

We also work (non-exclusively) with international networks of firms such as TerralexITechLaw (IT) or BioLegis (Life Sciences). Also, various attorneys are associated with the International Bar Association. These contacts allow us to offer our clients the best attorney to fulfil their individual needs. Click here for all our international networks.

Foreign Desks

Our attorneys have an excellent command of the English language. In order to meet the specific language preferences of our clients, Kennedy Van der Laan has a German, French and an Italian Desk.

Customized Alliance – Legal Customized Solutions for Multinational Corporations

For multinational corporations in Europe we have experience in the establishment of a “tailor-made” network of law firms, Customized Alliance. This provides our clients with the possibility to work in any country with law firms with the best possible expertise for them. As a result, our clients are not restricted to a branch of a single brand law firm. This network enables our teams to manage cases abroad centrally and our clients will always have one contact point for all cases, in the Netherlands as well as abroad. Customized Alliance is intended for multinational corporations that have a need for more control and consistency when collaborating with European external attorneys.

Read more about Customized Alliance and how we have created an Alliance for sports giant Nike: an international flexible network of 31 reputable law firms with local expertise in 22 jurisdictions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Martine de Koning, Alfred Meijboom or Maarten Schut.

Click here for our rankings & awards.

CJEU allows ban on online sale via 3rd party platform in selective distribution system

Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has given its highly anticipated ruling in the Coty case. This ruling confirms that resellers...

06 december 2017 

Kennedy Van der Laan Launches Microsite for Expert GDPR Support

Via the privacy team of Kennedy Van der Laan offers a clear-cut action plan for the route towards GDPR compliance. Nicole Wolters...

06 november 2017 

Statutory Basis for Dutch Franchise Code

On 12 April 2017, Minister of Economic Affairs Kamp published a bill (Dutch) in which the Dutch Franchise Code (Nederlandse Franchise Code,...

24 may 2017 

The Legal 500 Rankings 2017

The Legal 500 has published its rankings for 2017. On the basis of annual extensive research on the market and among clients, The Legal 500 compiles...

13 april 2017 

Chambers and Partners Europe Rankings 2017

Chambers and Partners has published its rankings for 2017. On the basis of annual extensive research on the market and among clients, Chambers and...

13 april 2017 

Kennedy Van der Laan Only Non-British Firm Nominated for The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2016

Today, it was announced that Kennedy Van der Laan has been nominated for The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2016. With its ‘Alliance Community...

27 june 2016 

The New EEX Regulation: Improved Recognition and Enforcement Law in International Matters

International litigation practice awaits an important change. Starting from 10 January 2015, the new EEX Regulation, the Brussels Ibis Regulation...

19 january 2015 

Arbeitsrecht auf dem Prüfstand

Im niederländischen Parlament (Tweede Kamer) wird zurzeit der Gesetzesvorschlag Wet Werk en Zekerheid’ (Gesetz zur Arbeit und Sicherheit) zur...

03 february 2014 

Reorganisation: Zulässigkeit und Grenzen der Stellenprofilierung

Unternehmerische Entscheidungen führen immer öfter zur Streichung von ganzen Hierarchieebenen und zur Schaffung neuer Stellen mit zum Teil höheren...

30 september 2013 

Amendments to the Act on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism as of 1 January 2013.

The Dutch Act on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme,...

21 february 2013 

Profiting from Breach of Contract in a Selective Distribution System

Alfa Romeo Nederland ('ARN') uses a selective distribution system for the sale of its Alfa Romeo cars in the Netherlands. In a selective distribution...

28 may 2010 

Recent Corporate Governance Policy Reform in China - An Update

Read the article in PDF: Recent Corporate Governance Policy Reform in China - An Update Authors Louis Bouchez and Mathilde...

01 january 2006 

Corporate Governance in Asia

Read the article in PDF: Corporate Governance in Asia Authors Louis Bouchez and Motoyuki Yufu Published International Corporate Governance...

01 january 2006 
Martine de Koning

Martine de Koning

Attorney at law, Partner

  • Martine de Koning Attorney at law, Partner +31 20 5506 639
  • Eva Knipschild Attorney at law, Mediator, Partner +31 20 5506 840