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What is our expertise?

Corporate law

Penrose specialises in Dutch Corporate Law. We advise and assist entrepreneurs, directors, and shareholders in the drafting of contracts, company takeovers, joint ventures and we give legal strategic input in connection with the decision-making process. We also act as Dutch attorneys in conflicts involving shareholders and boards of directors.

Litigation

Penrose solves conflicts by negotiating and procuring a settlement or through litigation. Dutch civil procedure law offers a number of options to instigate legal proceedings, such as preliminary injunction, proceedings on the merits, bankruptcy proceedings, attachment measures, inquiry procedures at the Enterprise Court or proceedings at the Netherlands Commercial Court.

IT law

Penrose specialises in the field of Dutch Information & Digital Technology law. We advise and assist IT/technology entrepreneurs, IT providers and tech investors with various topics such as the drafting and negotiating of IT and cloud contracts, privacy and information security, IP rights, Blockchain agreements, licensing conditions, and investment agreements regarding start-ups and scale-ups. We also act as attorneys in IT related conflicts and legal procedures regarding software copyright infringement.

Privacy

Penrose advises companies and institutions about Dutch privacy law and personal data protection matters. We draft relevant privacy related agreements and statements and we provide assistance with internal audits or privacy compliance procedures in the Netherlands. In the event of a data breach, we offer immediate assistance with regard to measures and potential liabilities claims.

Healthcare

Penrose specialises in advising and assisting healthcare providers with regard to healthcare procurement and insurance, the reimbursement of medical care and the implementation of the Dutch Healthcare Governance Code. We are well versed to draft healthcare provision agreements, manage communication with health care insurance companies and litigate in conflicts with health care insurance companies in the Netherlands.

Employment law

Penrose is specialised in the field of Employment law in the Netherlands. Our broad employment law practice deals with employers, directors, works councils and employees faced by issues ranging from terms of employment, dismissal procedures and severance pay after a reorganisation, mergers and acquisitions and decision-making. We also advise on the establishment of, and relations with, works councils.

Intellectual Property

Penrose specialises in the field of Dutch Intellectual Property law. We advise on matters concerning the protection and enforcement of IP rights, such as copyrights, trademark rights and design rights. We also specialise in the drafting and negotiation of IP related contracts such as IP license, -transfer or distribution agreements. We also act as Dutch attorneys in IP related conflicts and legal procedures regarding IP infringement.

Real Estate

Penrose specialises in Dutch tenancy law, real estate sale and purchasing transactions, due diligence and real estate financing. We represent and assist real estate investment companies, project developers and corporate tenants in negotiations about rental and real estate agreements as well as disputes in the Netherlands.

Contracts

Penrose is specialised in advising on and the drafting of commercial contracts under Dutch law. We translate complex matters in clear contracts capitalising on both our high end knowledge and vast litigation experience in the Netherlands. Penrose is well versed in the drafting of Dutch law agreements in English. Visit our Templates page for a number of Dutch law contract templates. We also resolve disputes regarding Dutch contracts such as regarding non-performance, termination and liability for damages.

Penrose

We have drawn inspiration from the Penrose figure. It stands for infinite possibilities whilst this Penrose tiling was created with only two fixed forms. We have expressed this visually in our corporate identity. The name Penrose reflects our personal and effective way of working as well as our continuous aim to find solutions. 

Meet the team

Attorney at law, Partner

Expertise: Employment law, Corporate law

Chantal Bakermans
Attorney at law

Expertise: IT law, Intellectual Property, Privacy

Hans Klaver foto
Attorney at law, Partner

Expertise: Corporate law, Litigation, Contracts, Finance, Real Estate

What can we do for you?

Penrose adviseert

Penrose advises.

In assessing opportunities and risks, Penrose advises its clients on how to achieve their commercial targets in a legally efficient manner. Penrose understands enterpreneurs so we ensure that our legal advice adds value to the business. We can execute mid-size company acquisitions very effectively. In larger M&A transactions, such as the purchase or sale of a company, our team of Dutch lawyers provide strategic advice and often perform an execution role as a project or transaction manager.

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Penrose litigates.

Penrose resolves conflicts by way of negotiation, settlement or litigation. Or by a combination of the above. Dutch procedural law makes provision for various means of conducting legal proceedings, such as summary proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, an attachment order, inquiry proceedings with the Netherlands Enterprise Chamber at the Amsterdam Court, a claim with the Netherlands Commercial Court or Arbitration. To achieve the best results in a dispute, we advise on the most effective options in pursuing the best litigation strategy.

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Penrose makes contracts.

Penrose drafts agreements. We resolve the complex issues in Dutch contracts that are clear and exact, always drawing on the vast experience gained by us in our advisory and litigation practice. Drawing up contracts is customised work: in consultation with the contracting parties, we carefully set out all the issues that have to be agreed upon. For example regarding financial arrangements, warranties, IP-rights and what happens between the parties in the event that something goes wrong. The latter is often unforeseen, but not by us.