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With offices in Nijmegen and Arnhem and more than 260 staff members, Dirkzwager advocaten & notarissen has specialist legal knowledge in almost every area of the law. Besides up to date knowledge of legislation and case law, it also demonstrates good judgement of character and knowledge of the markets in which our clients operate. We use our knowledge to serve our clients. We also share that knowledge, a feature that distinguishes us and benefits our clients. Clients who are supported by a lawyer with the latest professional knowledge are in a stronger position and need have no concerns. By actively sharing its knowledge, keeping you constantly updated during your case and providing clear explanations, Dirkzwager helps you become wiser. Which means that in future you can identify similar problems sooner and be better prepared, even in the temporary absence of your lawyer. After all, it’s always easier to talk about things you understand.
Bidder in online auction not bound by error for now

Bidder in online auction not bound by error for now

On 25 June 2014 the forced sale of a business premises took place online with an ascending-bid session and descending-price session. After the starting bid had been set at € 514,000.00, the descending-price session took place, during which X agreed to the bid of € 550,000.00. Only after this did ... Read More »

Are you ready for the new Food Information for Consumers Regulation?

Are you ready for the new Food Information for Consumers Regulation?

On 25 October 2011 the Council and the Parliament of the European Union (hereafter: the EU) adopted Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (hereafter: Regulation 1169/2011). This Regulation has major consequences for anyone who supplies food to large caterers and consumers (‘end users’). This article discusses ... Read More »

European Commission starts consultation on exemption for insurance sector

European Commission starts consultation on exemption for insurance sector

The Block Exemption Regulation (the Exemption) which exempts certain agreements between insurers and reinsurers from the ban on cartels expires on 31 March 2017. The European Commission recently started a market consultation to investigate whether the insurance market still needs a sector-specific exemption from the ban on cartels. Based on ... Read More »

OLG Schleswig-Holstein: prohibition of sale via online platforms at odds with the ban on cartels

OLG Schleswig-Holstein: prohibition of sale via online platforms at odds with the ban on cartels

The Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Schleswig-Holstein, the appeal court of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, ruled in a judgement of 5 June 2014 that Casio Europe (Casio) may not prohibit approved specialist photography shops from selling digital cameras via online platforms like eBay and Amazon. The OLG said the prohibition was at ... Read More »

European Commission: Car hire companies discriminate among customers

European Commission: Car hire companies discriminate among customers

The European Union attaches a great deal of importance to the equal treatment of EU citizens. In Directive 2006/123/EC the European Union published regulations for the provision of services on the internal market. An important point of departure of the Directive is that no distinction may be made between customers ... Read More »

Personal injury payment in the case of divorce (division of matrimonial property)

Personal injury payment in the case of divorce (division of matrimonial property)

If two persons are married in community of property and these two persons are divorced, the joint (matrimonial) property has to be divided between the (former) spouses. That property includes in principle any personal injury payment that was made to one of the (former) spouses during their marriage. Assets that ... Read More »

Financing property in Germany – a market with risks and opportunities for Dutch banks and consumers

Financing property in Germany – a market with risks and opportunities for Dutch banks and consumers

Penalties for accelerated repayment of mortgages The number of Dutch citizens who buy a house just across the border in Germany has continued to increase in recent years. The favourable housing prices and the low cost of living are the main reasons for moving to Germany. The influx of Dutch ... Read More »

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