Important Information Stibbe N.V.

Important Information Stibbe N.V.

Stibbe N.V.
Beethovenplein 10
1077 WM Amsterdam
The Netherlands


T. +31 20 546 06 06
F. +31 20 546 01 23
E. amsterdam@stibbe.com

Stibbe N.V. is registered in the Trade Register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number: 34198700.

Dutch VAT number: NL8132.91.793.B01

The general conditions of Stibbe N.V. have been deposited at the Court Registry of the Amsterdam District Court under number 69/2019. They apply to all services performed by Stibbe N.V. A copy of these general conditions can be requested free of charge or accessed at www.stibbe.com/generalconditions. We refer to our general conditions for more information on fees, limitation of liability, applicable law, choice of forum, alternative dispute resolution for our civil law notary service, etc.

Professional rules/organisations
Stibbe N.V.’s attorneys, civil law notaries (including candidate and assigned civil law notaries) and tax advisers are registered with and bound by the professional rules and codes of conduct of their respective professional organisations in the Netherlands:

Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten (The Dutch Bar Association)
Koninklijke Notariële Beroepsorganisatie (The Royal Dutch Organisation for Civil-law Notaries)
Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs (The Dutch Association of Tax Advisers)

Complaints
We aspire to continuously improve the quality of our service. If you are not satisfied for any reason, we would like to hear from you. Any questions, suggestions or complaints can be sent to the addresses above or to questionsamsterdam@stibbe.com. The complaints procedures for our attorneys (“advocaten”) and our civil law notaries are available in English and in Dutch.

Client identification obligations
Pursuant to, among other things, the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act and derived policies, Stibbe N.V. must in principle ascertain the client’s identity and under certain circumstances report unusual transactions to the relevant authorities without informing the client. Please ask your adviser if you have questions about these legal requirements or refer to the website of the Bureau Financieel Toezicht (Financial Supervision Office) or the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten (The Dutch Bar Association) for further information.

Insurance
Stibbe N.V.’s attorneys, civil law notaries and tax advisers are insured in accordance with the rules of their respective professional organisations under professional indemnity policies, which include worldwide coverage. Our insurance agent is Aon Risk Solutions, Paalbergweg 2-4, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More information can be found in Aon’s insurance declaration.

Data protection
We may process personal data in the performance of our engagement as legal counsel. Given our independent role as lawyer and/or civil law notary, we qualify as a data controller as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation. This means that we are independently ("zelfstandig") responsible for our processing of personal data in the performance of our tasks.

Our use of personal data for relationship purposes and in the context of our website and online tools is governed by the privacy and cookie policy on our website.

Mandatory disclosure of certain fiscal cross-border structures
On 25 June 2018, the Mandatory Disclosure Directive (2018/822/EU) came into effect (the “Directive”). The Directive concerns the mandatory exchange of information in respect of reportable fiscal cross-border structures. From 25 June 2018, we are obliged to keep records of structures as referred to in the Directive (the “Structures”) and from 1 July 2020 there will be an obligation to report certain Structures to the tax authorities. We expect that this obligation to report will rest with clients and their advisers, with retroactive effect from 25 June 2018. A situation may arise where there is an obligation to report in connection with matters handled by Stibbe on our client’s behalf. Should you have any questions in this regard, please contact your adviser.

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