It aims to be an independent and preeminent centre of expertise in the fast-expanding fields 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.
Apart from 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 fields of Dutch law, like 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) is the initiator and founder of the Dutch Law Institute. Currently, he is also a member of the Institute's executive 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. Mrs Amanda Bakker-Korhonen is the Institute's office manager, its welcoming face and its innovative and empathic problem solver.
Jan Willem de Groot does not receive any remuneration or compensation for his board-membership nor his other activities for the Institute.
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 truly inclusive values that integrate, encourage, support, and celebrate diversity, connecting the Dutch Law Institute closer to the community 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. The office is closed for visitors until further notice. The staff will continue to work from home.
We do apologise for any inconvenience.