Van Leeuwen Law Firm

Excellent legal insight and strong business instinct

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.…

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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.…

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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.…

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Vision and Values

Driven

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

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Personal

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

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Speedy

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

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Pragmatic

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

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Clear in communication

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

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CSR

Client relations

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’s interventions are in line with the following principles:  drawing the attention of the clients to CSR, its goals, its advantages, its respect by the firm; promoting “sustainable advice and ADR”: prevention, auditing, timely advice, compliance, collaborative law, arbitration or mediation, negotiation, compromise, transparency, codes of conduct in the context of CSR and the implementation of sustainable development objectives; strict adherence to deontological rules and sustainable ethics,…

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People-oriented approach

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’s people-oriented approach consists of the necessary internal processes aimed at equal treatment, inclusion and diversity and the support of socially relevant initiatives.…

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Communication and Information technology

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM takes advantage of technological innovation, as long as it serves the perspective of a sustainable world, and this while respecting its ethical obligations, in particular the respect of professional secrecy and independence. Especially, it has enabled the firm to: the development of a “paperless office”: the communication and archiving of correspondence and documents is as much as possible paperless; the use of the most environmentally friendly…

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Premises, energy and suppliers

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM is committed to: make the necessary investments, as far as possible, to ensure that its operating sites meet environmental criteria, inter alia in terms of energy consumption and heating; apply a policy designed to reduce the nuisances that its activity can cause to the environment such as over-consumption; to sort waste and to optimize recycling; the use of cleaning products that have a minimal impact on…

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Transport

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM promotes: the choice of means of transport according to the type of trip in order to reduce pollution as much as possible; contacts with clients via video or telephone conferences.…

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Social aims

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM supports projects that share its values either financially or by offering free legal support. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’s commitment to social responsibility is demonstrated by the considerable value it places on doing pro bono work for organisations and people that pursue or support the public interest. The firm’s aim is to enhance access to legal assistance and make its knowledge and expertise available to organisations and…

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Rates

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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).…

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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…

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