HVG Law LLP

HVG Law LLP is a limited liability partnership established under the laws of England and Wales, with its registered office at 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London EC2A 4 ES, United Kingdom. In the Netherlands, HVG Law LLP has local offices in Amsterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Utrecht.

Registration with Companies House

HVG Law LLP is registered with Companies House under number OC 335658 and with the Dutch trade register of the Chamber of Commerce number 24433164. The trade names of HVG Law LLP are HVG Law LLP, HVG and Holland Van Gijzen Advocaten en Notarissen.

VAT number

The VAT number of HVG Law LLP is NL8191.79.310.B01.

Professional organisation registration

All lawyers of HVG Law LLP are members of and registered with the Netherlands Bar Association (NOVA), Neuhuyskade 94, 2596 XM The Hague, Postbus 30851, 2500 GW The Hague.

All civil-law notaries and candidate civil-law notaries are members of and registered with the Royal Notarial Association (KNB) Postbus 16020, 2500 BA The Hague/ Spui 184, 2511 BW The Hague.

General terms and conditions

The general terms and conditions of HVG Law LLP apply to all work executed by HVG Law LLP. The general terms and conditions of HVG Law LLP are filed with the Dutch trade register of the Chamber of Commerce.

Governing law and court of competent jurisdiction

All agreements between clients and HVG Law LLP as well as all contractual and other obligations ensuing from the agreements between clients and HVG Law LLP and work executed by HVG Law LLP, 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 Rotterdam District Court. The Complaints and Dispute Settlement Scheme for the Notarial Profession applies to the notarial provision of services by HVG Law LLP. The Complaints and Dispute Settlement Scheme for the Legal Profession does not apply to the provision of services by the lawyers of HVG Law LLP.

Fee

The fees charged by HVG Law LLP to clients are based on the hourly rate of the lawyer, civil-law notary or candidate civil-law notary involved multiplied by the number of hours spent by the lawyer, civil-law notary or candidate civil-law notary involved. The hourly rate varies for each lawyer, civil-law notary or candidate civil-law notary and is based on the experience and specialisation of the lawyer, civil-law notary or candidate civil-law notary involved. In addition to the costs of the fees, HVG Law LLP also charges additional costs, such as office costs, court fees, disbursements, costs of engaged third parties, turnover tax etc. A detailed costs estimate for the agreed work is always included in the overview of services in the agreement for services.

Provision of legal service

HVG Law LLP executes its legal work, provision of services and litigation by way of the following practice groups: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Financial Services, Employment law, Intellectual property and IT.
In addition, HVG Law LLP focuses on a number of specific market sectors, namely Health Care, Technology, Private Equity, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Government & Public Sector and Real Estate.

Professional liability insurance

HVG Law LLP has professional liability insurance. HVG Law LLP 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 HVG Law LLP has a Legal Practice Complaints Procedure for lawyers in accordance with the Legal Profession Regulation. HVG Law LLP declares that the Legal Practice Complaints Procedure for lawyers is applicable to each agreement for services entered into with a client, and furthermore that the Legal Practice Complaints Procedure for lawyers exclusively concerns the work that is executed by an lawyer or lawyers of HVG Law LLP.

Professional rules and regulations

HVG Law LLP provides its services and executes its legal work in accordance with the applicable (professional) regulations and that which is required from HVG Law LLP 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 HVG Law LLP, such as the rules and regulations of the Netherlands Bar Association and/or the Royal Notarial Association.

Cooperation and prevention of conflicts of interests

HVG Law LLP is a partnership in which lawyers, civil-law notaries and candidate civil-law notaries offer and execute the provision of legal services in a limited liability partnership, provide advice and conduct legal proceedings before various judicial authorities. HVG Law LLP operates at a national as well as international level, with local offices in Amsterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Legal Desks in New York  and San Jose (U.S.A.). Additionally, HVG Law LLP forms part of the international network of EY Law, a cooperation of legal practices that are affiliated with EY. HVG Law LLP has a strategic alliance with EY Belastingadviseurs LLP and is part of the global EY Law network. HVG Law LLP is in possession of and utilises an internal computerised system in order to prevent conflicts of interests.

Agreement for services

As soon as an agreement for services comes into effect between HVG Law LLP and a client, this will be confirmed in writing and formalised in an agreement for services. Included in the enclosed “overview of services” 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 lawyers and/or civil-law notaries or candidate civil-law notaries 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.