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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.
Supermarket without packaging, with new labelling requirements on the way?

Supermarket without packaging, with new labelling requirements on the way?

Yet another shop has opened where all the food (and non-food) products are being sold without packaging. This time in Berlin. Following suit from ‘Unpackaged’ in London (which has since shut), neighbourhood shop ‘in.gredients’ in Austin, Texas (US), grocer’s ‘Luzners’ in Vienna, and ‘Robuust: The Zero Waste Shop’ in Antwerp, ... Read More »

Copyright. What is it? How do you acquire it? What protection does it provide?

Copyright. What is it? How do you acquire it? What protection does it provide?

Copyrights protect creative performances. Copyrights can be vested on many types of objects, such as drawings, text, representations, photos, software, house style, music, film, art and the shape of products. Copyright protection also applies on the internet. Copyright. What is it? Copyright is the creator’s right to a work that ... Read More »

Libel claims can be brought against newspaper website, publisher not merely an intermediary

Libel claims can be brought against newspaper website, publisher not merely an intermediary

On 11 September 2014 the European Court of Justice decided that libel claims can also be lodged against the publisher of newspapers that are posted online. The argument that online newspapers are merely ‘intermediaries’ that pass on information does not hold up. This dispute was prompted by a number of ... Read More »

Supervision on bankers: banker’s oath and disciplinary law versus civil law

Supervision on bankers: banker’s oath and disciplinary law versus civil law

Additional supervision on the financial sector Various media recently reported on negative advice from the Council of State from 3 September 2014 in relation to a legislative proposal from the Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem. The minister’s proposal to (legally) impose disciplinary law on the financial sector was rejected by ... Read More »

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 »

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