Please find below important information about VESPER Attorneys and the way we provide our services.
VESPER Attorneys and VESPER Advocaten are trade names of VESPER Advocaten LLP.
VESPER Advocaten LLP is a limited liability partnership (LLP) registered with the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales under number OC411832. Its registered office is in London, England. Its principal place of business, business office and correspondence address is at Westermarkt 2H, 1016 DK Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
References in this section and elsewhere on this website to “VESPER”, “VESPER Attorneys” and “VESPER Advocaten” mean VESPER Advocaten LLP. Words such as “we”, “us”, “our” or “the firm” or variations thereof mean VESPER Attorneys. The term “partner” is used to refer to a member of VESPER Advocaten LLP. A list of the members of VESPER Advocaten LLP is open to inspection at its business office at Westermarkt 2H, 1016 DK Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
VESPER Attorneys is registered with the Trade Register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 66084180.
VAT number: NL 8563.89.298.B01
Any and all attorneys of VESPER Attorneys are registered with the Netherlands BAR.
BAR register of legal areas
The attorneys listed below have registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal areas:
- Jelmer Kruijt is registered for Financial Law;
- Arthur Knipping is registered for Employment Law (Labor Mediation, Collective Dismissal and Employee Participation)
- Vincent Wismans is registered for Corporate Law and Financial Law;
- Patrick Munk is registered for Corporate Law (M&A and Companies)
- Constant van Tuyll is registered for Employment Law (Collective Dismissal, International Employment Law and Employee Participation) and Financial Law
- Marieke van der Holst is registered for Corporate Law (M&A and Companies)
Based on these registrations, they are required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands BAR.
VESPER Attorneys cannot receive third-party funds (derdengelden) because VESPER Attorneys has no access to a third-party funds foundation (stichting derdengelden).
Together with our clients, we agree on a fee arrangement that meets their needs and interests. Fees and, if applicable, disbursements and VAT are usually specified in our invoices (save for any fixed fee arrangements). We never charge our clients any non specified office surcharge. Invoices are sent monthly, but we can agree to send them with shorter or longer intervals. The payment term for invoices is forteen (14) days as from the invoice date.
General terms and conditions, applicable law and competent courts
All legal relationships are subject to VESPER Attorneys’ General Terms and Conditions, which will be provided free of charge upon request. These General Terms and Conditions contain a limited liability clause. The legal relationships to which these General Terms and Conditions apply shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Dutch law. Disputes shall be submitted in first instance exclusively to the competent court in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Professional indemnity insurance
VESPER Attorneys’s lawyers are insured in accordance with the rules of the Netherlands BAR Association under professional indemnity policies. Our insurance agent is Aon Risk Solutions, Paalbergweg 2-4, Amsterdam Zuidoost. Insurance policy information is available for our clients.
Ethics and professional standards policy
VESPER Attorneys is committed to the highest ethical and professional standards. These apply to all our people, regardless of role. VESPER Attorneys’ people are required to act professionally and in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and the Netherlands BAR Association rules.
These ethical and professional standards include:
- acting with integrity, professionalism and fairness;
- acting in the best interests of each client, including providing a proper standard of service to our clients;
- upholding the rule of law and the proper administration of justice;
- behaving in a way that maintains the trust the public has in the provision of legal services;
- maintaining our independence;
- avoiding conflicts of interests and apparant conflicts of interests.
The firm has internal policies intended to help its people comply with these standards and with relevant laws and regulations.
VESPER Attorneys is committed to providing its clients with commercially focused legal advice of the highest quality. Any client who is unhappy about the advice and assistance that it receives from the firm, including any concerns about an invoice, is entitled to complain. If you are not satisfied with any of our services, we encourage you to let the lawyers involved know. If you are not comfortable doing so, or this does not achieve the desired result, you can send your complaint in writing by e-mail for the attention of our Complaints Officer, Arthur Knipping (email@example.com). A PDF-file of the firm’s complaints procedure can be downloaded here.