Professional liability policy (coverage: worldwide):
Aon Risk Solutions
1100 AG Amsterdam
+31 20 430 52 50
Attorneys of STIJL Advocaten are registered with the Netherlands Bar Association:
2596 XM Den Haag
T: +31 70 335 35 35
In the exercise of their profession, attorneys are bound by the Counsel Act (Advocatenwet) and by the directives and the rules of conduct of the Netherlands Bar Association. These rules can be found at: www.advocatenorde.nl
STIJL Advocaten is held to comply with the European and national requirements regarding data protection and privacy. In this context, STIJL Advocaten stores its data securely within the EU.
STIJL Advocaten makes all possible efforts to provide you with adequate services. However, it may occur that you aren’t completely satisfied with the quality of our services, our invoices, the actions of one of our employees or otherwise. You can submit your complaint(s) to the complaints officer of STIJL Advocaten. The complaints officer will handle your complaint in conformity with the current complaints procedure of STIJL Advocaten. Clients can request to obtain the complaints procedure from STIJL Advocaten.
Identification and Wwft:
STIJL Advocaten has the obligation to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act (in Dutch: Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme) (‘Wwft’). The Wwft is based on EU Regulations and its purpose is to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. Additionally, we have to identify each client under the rules of the Dutch Bar Association (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten – NOvA).
The Wwft stipulates that we have to perform customer due diligence and to report any unusual transactions. The Wwft is, amongst others, applicable if a client requests our advice or legal assistance in respect of the purchase or sale of real properties; the establishment or management of companies; legal entities or other legal forms and structures; the purchase, sale or acquisition of companies; and in cases where we act on behalf of a client in the context of a financial transaction or a real property transaction.
The customer due diligence includes, amongst others, that, prior to the start of the works, we have to verify the identity of the client, and in case the client is a legal entity, also of the ultimate beneficial owner(s) of this legal entity. The reporting obligation means that we will have to report any unusual transactions to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). In case we have to report to the FIU we are bound by secrecy.
The Wwft does not apply to activities in the context of legal proceedings, such as activities with a view to determine the legal position of a client and assisting a client in legal proceedings. Furthermore, the Wwft does not apply to exploratory talks on legal proceedings with a potential client.
If you have any further questions about this matter, please contact Taco Hovius, email@example.com 020 346 99 80.
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