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The Netherlands Law Firm Kernkamp Advocaten was established in 1978 in the City of Rotterdam. The firm has quickly established a reputation as a multi service firm, that deals with cases with international aspects on a daily basis. The lawyers of the firm provide legal services to the transport industry, to traders and brokers, to multinational and national corporates, to financial institutions, to the insurance industry and not in the least to private clients. The firm has a strong litigation and arbitration practice.

Practice Groups

Kernkamp Advocaten has maintained a reputation for providing quality legal services in The Netherlands. The legal services of our attorneys are organized in the Practice Groups listed below:

Company and Corporate Law

The Company and Corporate Law Practice Group of Kernkamp Advocaten offers a full range of commercial and corporate legal services to businesses of all sizes. Our clients include small entrepreneurs, national companies and multinationals. Our attorneys can assists all insolvency and financial stakeholders by providing strategic advice and advancing appropriate resolutions to their situations. Our lawyers advise with respect to security instruments, registration and priorities of claims and secured charges, the Dutch Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and other Dutch legislation affecting debtors and creditors. Our creditors’ rights and collections practice includes advice and representation in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosures, and collections. Our attorneys are equipped to handle any debtor-creditor matter.

Transport and International Trade

The Transport and International Trade Practice Group has been serving clients in the areas of transport, business and commercial law for over 30 years. Our firm is proud of our contributions to the international community active in and around the Port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands, the gateway to Europe.

The complexity of commercial litigation requires seasoned commercial litigation attorneys. We have years of experience in representing individuals and companies before the courts of the Netherlands. We can provide aggressive representation with the understanding that your success is our only concern. The firm also has a strong arbitration practice and is a Member of the participants’ council of the TAMARA foundation, a Dutch Arbitration Foundation specialized in resolving disputes in the fields of shipping, transport and international commerce.

Real Estate

The Real Estate Practice Group regularly reviews, prepares, and negotiates owner, contractor, and subcontractor contracts. We provide representation for contract disputes, collection of amounts due, and litigate other issues before the courts of The Netherlands. We represent builders, developers, subcontractors, contractors, and owners. Kernkamp Advocaten is one of Rotterdam’s pre-eminent firms in the area of landlord/tenant law. Our firm’s landlord/tenant practice includes lease drafting and negotiation, rent collections and ejectment proceedings.

Insurance and Liability Law

The Insurance and Liability Practice Group of Kernkamp Advocaten defends all types of liability matters, based on tort, contract and quasi-contract. Product liability forms part of the practice, where we represent many international clients before Dutch Courts. Product liability claims involve manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and others who participate in the manufacturing and distribution of defective products that are unsafe in either their design or intended usage. We represent individual and commercial policy-holders who have been wrongfully denied insurance coverage or benefit payments. Our attorneys undertake all legal action necessary to compel enforcement of insurance contracts.

Labour and Employment Law

The lawyers of the Labour and Employment Law Practice Group of Kernkamp Advocaten have represented both employees and employers for over 30 years. We have the experience you need for all employment issues in The Netherlands. We have represented both employees and employers who have been faced with many problems, including: drafting and interpretation of employee contracts, drafting and interpretation of restrictive covenants, litigation for the enforcement and defense of claims arising from employment contracts and restrictive covenants, wrongful competition by current or former employees, claims arising from age, race, or sex discrimination, claims for commissions, bonuses, or salaries.


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