Legal information

The private partnership under Dutch law (“maatschap”) Bavelaar & Bavelaar Advocatuur Rechtsanwaltschaft has its registered office in (1016 EC) Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Keizersgracht 261A. The company trades also under the names “Bavelaar & Bavelaar Advocaten Rechtsanwälte”, “Bavelaar Advocaten”, Bavelaar Rechtsanwälte” and “Bavelaar Attorneys at Law”.

Chamber of Commerce registration number: 76683583
BTW (sales tax) number: NL8607.46.124.B01

Bavelaar & Bavelaar Advocaten Rechtsanwälte has a subsidiary office (“unselbständige Zweigstelle“) in Hamburg (Germany).

Professional bodies and codes of conduct

Our attorneys are all registered members of the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten (The Dutch Bar Association). The website of this organization contain the statutory regulations and code of conduct by which attorneys must abide.

Client identification

In accordance with the “Wet identificatie bij dienstverlening” (Wwft, Prevention Act) and the “Wet melding ongebruikelijke transacties” (Disclosure of Unusual Transactions and Financial Services Act; Wet MOT), attorneys are obliged to report unusual transactions to the Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties (Unusual transactions disclosures office), and, in some cases, to verify the identity of clients before they may accept instructions. For more information, please visit the website of the Bureau Financieel Toezicht (BFT; Financial Supervision Office) or the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten (NOvA; The Netherlands Bar).

Professional liability insurance

Dutch lawyers are required to take out professional liability insurance according to article 6.24 section 1 Legal Profession Bye-Law.

The minimum insurance sum for law firms is EUR 2,500,000.00.

Further details are contained in Secs 51, 59j (2) German Federal Lawyers’ Act (BRAO), Sec.19a German Federal Notaries’ Act (BNotO), and Sec. 67 German Tax Advisors’ Act (StBerG). The professional liability insurance of Bavelaar & Bavelaar Advocatuur Rechtsanwälte is valid worldwide.

At Bavelaar & Bavelaar Advocaten Rechtsanwälte, we provide our services in accordance with the provisions of our General Terms Bavelaar Attorneys at Law January 2020 (PDF, in Dutch). To determine the scope of our services and the fees, we additionally enter into engagement letters and fee arrangements with our clients which we negotiate individually with our clients.