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With offices in Nijmegen and Arnhem and more than 260 staff members, Dirkzwager legal & tax 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.
Germany: The first Minimum Wage Act (Part II) – Extensive new obligations for foreign employers too?

Germany: The first Minimum Wage Act (Part II) – Extensive new obligations for foreign employers too?

The first German Minimum Wage Act (MiLoG) came into force at the start of 2015. However, many questions remain unresolved and foreign employers in particular are objecting to its application. The German Confederation of Trade Unions (Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund – DGB) reports on its website attempts to get around the payments ... Read More »

Damage resulting from employee disability: can you recover losses and reintegration costs from the liable party? How does it work again?

Damage resulting from employee disability: can you recover losses and reintegration costs from the liable party? How does it work again?

If your employee has been rendered unfit for work because of an accident, you as employer could be facing hefty losses. For instance, Article 7:629 of the Dutch Civil Code requires an employer to continue paying its employee’s wages for a period of two years if the employee is sick, ... Read More »

Online sales and selective distribution of brand products

Online sales and selective distribution of brand products

In the article ‘Online sales and selective distribution of brand products’ in Twinkle Magazine, Eric Janssen and Joost Becker explain the online sale of brand products by selective distributors from the perspective of trademark and competition law. Trademark law gives producers very extensive possibilities of imposing requirements on their retailers ... Read More »

Insolvency rules in Germany – general liability of the managing director and constant challenges by the insolvency administrator?

Insolvency rules in Germany – general liability of the managing director and constant challenges by the insolvency administrator?

I’d like to start this article by answering the question raised in the title. Under German law, the managing director of a GmbH (limited company) has no general liability in the event of insolvency. Nor is it the case that all administrators in all insolvencies exercise the right to challenge Read More »

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