The Dutch Law Institute is a Dutch NGO, now in the process of being established by a number of lawyers in the Netherlands.
It aims to be an independent and preeminent centre of expertise in the fast-expanding areas of Dutch contract law, Dutch employment law, Dutch business law and legal proceedings in the Netherlands.
The Dutch Law Institute is publishing an online English guide on Dutch contract law, Dutch employment law, Dutch business law and litigation in the Netherlands. This legal guide is edited by a number of selected experts on Dutch law. With this publication, the Institute intends to increase the accessibility of Dutch law.
In addition to these legal services and outreach activities, our legal affairs bureau and research institute pursues a number of other activities to promote the accessibility of these areas of Dutch law. These activities include providing commentary in (inter)national media, giving policy advice, and organizing lectures, seminars and other events.
Jan Willem de Groot (who is a lawyer in the Netherlands, and who rendered legal services in Amsterdam over 35 years to both local and foreign clients) is the initiator and one of the three founders of the Dutch Law Institute. He will also be chair of the Institute's board. Jan Willem is responsible for (a) the overall direction in which this NGO will move and (b) managing the day-to-day activities of the Institute.
Jan Willem de Groot and the other board members of the Dutch Law Institute do not receive any remuneration for their board-membership nor their other activities for the Institute.
The content provided on this website, www.dutch-law.com, is offered by the Dutch Law Institute for general information purposes only. It cannot deal with the specific details of any particular situation. It is intended to provide (international) business parties with information on Dutch contract law, employment law and litigation in the Netherlands. The Dutch Law Institute makes every reasonable effort to ensure the content of this website is current and accurate, however it can not guarantee it is up to date or entirely free of errors. The content on this website is not intended and must not be construed to constitute legal advice. Visitors should not rely on information on this website as a substitute for personal legal advice. It is essential to seek proper professional advice before deciding on your course of action.
If the Dutch Law Institute substantively corrects an article or other material it has published, it shall publish a correction explaining the change. When an article is legally correct but the language used is not as clear or detailed as it should be, the language should be rewritten and a clarification added.
At the Dutch Law Institute, we try to make diversity and inclusion an integral part of our culture. The Institute aims to build on inclusive values that integrate, encourage and support diversity, connecting the Dutch Law Institute closer to the communities it hopes to serve.
The Dutch Law Institute strictly follows the guidelines and recommendations of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
So, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Institute has rescheduled all events and other activities.