A dispute may arise at a company in the event of a conflict of interests between the managing directors (or the supervisory directors) and the shareholders, or the general members’ council or members’ meeting. This may occur at legal entities such as private and public limited companies, cooperative societies, associations and foundations. Disputes relating to corporate law come under the heading of corporate litigation.
Ploum can provide you with legal assistance
At Ploum, our corporate litigation specialists will advise and assist you if you are confronted with a shareholder dispute or with inquiry proceedings before the Enterprise Section of the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam, as well as in all matters relating to directors’, officers’ and supervisory directors’ liability. Our lawyers are regularly involved in the following as well:
- annual accounts proceedings
- shareholders’ squeeze-out proceedings
- proceedings concerning enforced transfer and enforced acquisition of shares
- corporate governance proceedings concerning the disposal, division, discontinuation or dissolution of enterprises
- disputes on a shareholders’ agreement or other type of collaboration agreement such as those for joint ventures
We will determine the right strategy to be used in any of the above cases – in close consultation with you – and we will advise you on the next steps to be taken. Our watchwords in this respect are solution-oriented and amicable (out-of-court settlements), without any interminable and expensive legal proceedings. If, despite all our efforts, the matter is taken to the District Court, the Court of Appeal or the Enterprise Section, or if interlocutory proceedings are instituted, it goes without saying that we will act on your behalf as well. In addition to our expertise in substantive corporate law, we also have the necessary knowledge of all the ins and outs relating to procedural law, burden of proof, division of burden of proof and the obligation to furnish facts, and we also have extensive experience of how the courts tend to regard matters.