VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM has carved out a reputation as a multidisciplinary Dutch law firm that stands out for its client-focused mindset. MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN’s story is all about seizing opportunities, tenacity and, above all, a flair for business. From his office in Utrecht-City, MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) works as an extension of your team. He cherishes a close client-lawyer relationship, while his sophisticated approach outperforms the service of many competitors. The attorney guarantees integrity, authenticity and consistency. His mission is to find solutions through excellent legal insight and strong business instinct. That is how he exceeds expectations, delivers consistent results and forges long-term relationships with his clients.…

Discover more

Criminal Law Practice

Violent crimes (homicide, assault, causing grievous bodily harm, public violence, vandalism) / Sexual offenses / Property crimes (theft, handling of stolen goods, extortion, embezzlement, money laundering) / Fraud (forgery, false travel documents, skimming, fraudulent bankruptcy) / Cybercrime / Human trafficking, deprivation of liberty, abduction / Threatening, defamation, stalking / Drug offenses / Violation of the Arms and Ammunition Act / Tax offenses / Economic crimes / Traffic offenses / Objection to the refusal to return a driving license / Request for dismissal of the case / Appeal against a sentence imposed by the prosecutor / Extradition European Arrest Warrant (extradition in Europe) / Transfer of Sentenced Persons (conversion by the Dutch judge of a foreign prison sentence, after which it can be served in the Netherlands)…

Read more

Personal and Family law and Family assets law

Divorce / Spousal and Child maintenance / Parenting plan / Divorce and division of community of property / Matrimonial contract and divorce / Dissolution of cohabitation contract / Termination of a registered partnership / Legal separation / Adoption / Child acknowledgement / Parental Custody / Visitation Rights / Child protection measures / Mentorship, administration and guardianship / Name changes…

Read more

Administrative and Public Law

Competition matters / Decisions, legislation, and policies / Declarations of intent, settlement agreements and anterior agreements / Energy law / Enforcement of regulations / Environment and planning law and the Environment and Planning Act (Dutch: Omgevingswet) / Environmental law / Expropriation and obligation to tolerate / Freedom of Information Act (Dutch: Wob) / Government liability / Housing for immigrant worker / Limited rights / Municipalities (Preferential Rights) Act (Dutch: Wet voorkeursrecht gemeenten) / Opposition and appeal procedures / Permits / Procurement / Project development / Public partnerships / Soil contamination / State aid / Subsidy and funding / The cross-over area between public and private law…

Read more

Employment and Benefits

Employment contract law; including the drafting and review of employment contracts / Individual and collective dismissal law / Reorganizations / (Enforcement of) non-competition and partnership clauses / Public and Semi-public Sector Senior Officials (Standard Remuneration) Act (Dutch: WNT) / Flexible employment arrangements / Individual disputes with employees / Privacy (GDPR) / Employee participation (Works Councils Act) / CLA and company regulations / Fines and warnings imposed by the labor inspectorate / Employee participation schemes / Frontier work or other matters with an international aspect / Absenteeism and incapacity for work…

Read more

Contract Law

Drawing up commercial trade contracts (purchase, sale, collaboration, agency, distribution, transport and storage) / Termination, dissolution or annulment of agreements / Disputes with respect to the fulfilment of agreements / Obtaining compensation for losses / Litigating with respect to fulfilment of agreements or obtaining compensation for losses…

Read more

Multidisciplinary and Multidimensional

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.) maps out your route through the complex web of legislation, jurisprudence and legal doctrine. He guides the way and accompanies you. Your attorney-at-law uses all his experience and expertise to work for you, creates sustainable added value and shares all their knowledge freely and openly. This means that you can move forward, safe in the knowledge that everything has been carefully thought through. The legal context and requirements are constantly changing. They are becoming more complex and strategic.…

Read More

Integrity, Authenticity and Consistency

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.) listens to what is important and provides practical and personalised advice in a constantly changing world. That requires fresh thinking and tech savviness combined with proven experience. The attorney believes that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise. He thinks client-focused, acts fast and speaks frankly in a language that you understand. He makes sense, not nonsense. Expect accessible personality, an open mind and a pragmatic bullet point approach.…

Read More

Criminal enforcement & compliance

MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), criminal defence lawyer and forensic auditor, focuses on criminal law and regulatory measures in the context of business activities. He advises and assists public and private entities as well as individuals during the different stages of criminal and regulatory investigations, whether as a victim or as a suspect.…

Read More

Pleading

An attorney will represent your interest before all the courts of the country and he/she will argue your case. An attorney will discuss with you and he/she will determine with you the strategy to be followed. He/she will examine the applicable laws, he will examine…

LEARN MORE

Represent

Either in your presence or in your absence an attorney can represent you before any authority where your interests are at stake. Not only before the Courts, but also before all sorts of administrative bodies, your lawyer is able to go on location in your…

LEARN MORE

Advise

Each and every one is regularly being confronted with legal documents, such as contracts, statutes or regulations. In many instances, the exact meaning of these texts is not all that clear or one does not understand the full meaning of them. An attorney will assist…

LEARN MORE

Negotiate

An attorney negotiates on your behalf and together with you tries to reach an agreement. Not only in relation to commercial contracts, but also in relation to inheritance and estates, divorces or disputes between neighbours, negotiations are always advisable and an attorney can be of…

LEARN MORE

Draft agreements

An attorney takes care of the drafting of contracts and agreements that were reached. A well-written agreement will result in continued friendly relationships. For that reason it is of the utmost importance that agreements reached between parties are carefully and clearly recorded and produced in…

LEARN MORE

Acquaintance

Curious about your position in a legal matter and what VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM can do for you? Please contact VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM. You…

LEARN MORE

Discussing the case

During the appointment at the VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’s office the attorney will get to know you further and discuss the background of and the…

LEARN MORE

Step-by-step plan

When you instruct VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM to represent your interests, the attorney will draw up a contract for services. This contract describes the arrangements…

LEARN MORE

Handling the case

The way in which your case is handled depends on your legal question, which may relate to, for example, drawing up an advice, assessing a…

LEARN MORE

Driven

Passion for the law. That’s where it begins but it doesn’t stop there.…

Read More

Personal

Tailored to his requirements, no ‘one size fits all’. Every question or every problem requires a unique approach.…

Read More

Speedy

Time is precious. Often legal questions or problems arrive unexpectedly and at the wrong time.…

Read More

Pragmatic

Practical solutions, that’s what it is all about. Solutions that you feel comfortable with. Conflict management is central here.…

Read More

Clear in communication

Clear communication, without losing sight of the important legal nuances. Concrete and practical legal advice in ordinary language.…

Read More

Plain hourly rate

Unless otherwise agreed, work carried out under the heading of fees shall be charged on the basis of an hourly rate. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM determines the hourly rate in function of the nature of the case, the stakes involved, the degree of difficulty of the case, the experience of the attorney in the legal matter concerned and the urgency of the assignment. The hourly rates are indexed annually and can also be adjusted at any time, on an individual basis per attorney. The client can always request all updated hourly rates from VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM.…

Read More

Fixed price

If you’d prefer to rule out any financial surprises at the end of the day, the best option is to agree beforehand on a set price. In most cases, it’s fairly straightforward to divide a case into a number of separate components. By estimating the amount of time we are likely to spend on each component, and then factoring in any additional expenses (i.e. out-of-pocket expenses such as registry fees and bailiff’s charges), we can propose a price for each one. Thanks to our extensive experience, we’re pretty good at estimating beforehand how much time things are likely to take.…

Read More

Hourly rate based on results

Although success may not be guaranteed, what we can guarantee is that we’ll do our very best to obtain the best possible result for you. Under their professional code of conduct, Dutch lawyers are forbidden from entering into ‘no cure, no pay’ deals. What we can do, however, is to agree beforehand on the hourly rates we charge as a function of the results obtained in your particular case. In other words, we agree up front on two hourly rates, a high rate and a low rate. If we do not obtain the result you want, for example if the…

Read More

Subsidized Legal Aid (RVR)

If your income and assets are below the statutory limit, you may be eligible for legal aid. This means that the Dutch State pays some or all of your lawyer’s fees. You then only have to pay a personal contribution, which VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM will pass on to you. To find out whether your income is below the statutory limit, please visit the website of the Dutch Legal Aid Board (www.rechtsbijstand.nl). This is the body that deals with and assesses applications for legal aid.…

Read More

Legal aid insurance

Have you taken out legal aid insurance? In that case you have the right to choose your own lawyer, at the insurer’s expense, if you are involved in a judicial or administrative procedure. That is what the Court of Justice of the European Union has decided. You also have this right to freely choose a lawyer if it is not mandatory to engage a lawyer (e.g. cases before the sub-district court). The Court of Justice has ruled that dismissal proceedings before the UWV are considered an ‘administrative procedure’. In that case, too, you have the right to choose a lawyer…

Read More

Office charge

Notwithstanding the charging of fees, administration and office costs, including costs for opening a case or subsidiary file in a case, typing costs, printing and photocopying costs, postage costs, telephone costs, etc. will be charged under the heading ‘administration costs’ as a fixed 8% of the fees charged.…

Read More

The legal fees and disbursements

The costs which VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM has advanced to third parties, such as registries, mortgage offices, registration offices, diplomatic offices, official or unofficial databases, bailiffs, notaries, translators, accountants, auditors, experts and (domestic and foreign) bodies, will be charged separately under the heading of costs on the basis of the costs actually incurred (+ VAT if applicable).…

Read More

Advance payment

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM reserves the right to ask the client a provision before starting and in the course of its activities, by means of a provisional invoice and reserves the right to only to start or continue its activities or to advance costs after payment thereof. A statement of expenses and fees in these terms and conditions shall also be understood to be a provisional invoice. A provision is a lump sum paid by the client to VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM prior to an interim statement or final statement. This provision may relate to services already rendered or costs…

Read More

Condititions

The lawyer will submit an application for legal aid on your behalf. To be able to submit an application, we will require a copy of proof of your identity showing your citizen service number (BSN number, formerly known as ‘sofi-nummer’). If you do not (yet) have a BSN number, we will require your alien registration number (vreemdelingennummer). If you have…

Read More

Discount Legal Services Counter (LSC)

If you are eligible for legal aid, you can receive a discount of €58,= on your attorney’s fees. Citizens are encouraged to visit the Legal Services Counter (LSC) before approaching an attorney by offering them a discount of € 58 on the individual contribution, should it turn out that a certificate is needed after all. Because of the lockdowns caused…

Read More

Special Social Assistance Benefit

If you have a low income and it is impossible for you to pay exceptional and unexpected costs, you may be entitled to extra financial support from the municipality. This is called “bijzondere bijstand” (special social assistance). Special social assistance is subject to the following conditions among others: (a) You are lawfully living and staying in the Netherlands; (b) You do not have enough income…

Read More

Re-inspection a year after the application

It is possible that the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration has not yet taken a final decision on your income for the reference year. In that case, the Dutch Legal Aid Board will perform a re-inspection a year after the application. If it then turns out that you were not eligible for legal aid after all, the Dutch Legal Aid…

Read More

Request to change reference year

If the Dutch Legal Aid Board rejects the application for legal aid because your income in the reference year exceeded the statutory financial limits, there is an option of asking the Board to make the current year the reference year. This is only possible, however, if your income has fallen considerably in the meantime. You will have to submit such a request…

Read More

The revocation of legal aid

When a client receives a certain sum of money because of the result of a procedure, his certificate will be withdrawn retroactively. He will be expected to pay his own lawyer.…

Read More
/

Financial Crime Risk Detection

The next phase in the financial crime risk lifecycle involves identifying and responding to threats that are active or ongoing. Effectively handling these types of risks requires both accuracy and speed, as a few seconds mean the difference between stopping a criminal…

LEARN MORE
/

Dealing with a Growing and Public Problem

Financial services organizations (e.g. banks, investment banks, insurance companies, credit card companies and stock brokerages) have the difficult task of effectively identifying the greatest risks to themselves and to their customers, protecting both parties against unnecessary risks and satisfying regulatory requirements for…

LEARN MORE
1 2 3 10