Important Information Stibbe London B.V.
Stibbe London B.V.
53 New Broad Street
London EC2M 1JJ
T. +44 20 7151 09 20
F. +44 20 7151 09 30
1077 WM Amsterdam
Stibbe London B.V. is registered in the Trade Register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number: 34206454 and with the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales at Companies House under numbers: FC025331 and BR007672.
Dutch VAT number: NL8142.50.026.B01
UK VAT number UK branch: 649 0537 21
The general conditions of Stibbe London B.V. have been deposited at the Court Registry of the Amsterdam District Court under number 70/2019. They apply to all services performed by Stibbe London B.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.
Stibbe London B.V. is not regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”). Stibbe London B.V.’s attorneys, civil law notaries and tax advisers are not admitted to the roll of solicitors of England and Wales or the Bar of England and Wales. Stibbe London B.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)
Stibbe London B.V. attorneys who are registered with the SRA as Registered European Lawyers are also bound by the professional rules and codes of conduct of the SRA to the extent that they apply to Registered European Lawyers practising through an Exempt European Practice (as defined in the SRA Handbook). The professional rules of conduct of the SRA can be accessed here - SRA Handbook.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 London B.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.
The compulsory insurance scheme of the SRA does not apply to Stibbe London B.V. Stibbe London B.V.'s 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.
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.
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.