That is always our starting point: your progress.
Legal advice and litigation is a means to an end, not an end in itself. It must serve a bigger plan.
Your plan. With this in mind we do what we do best.
Welcome at CERTA advocaten.
That is always our starting point: you want to get things done.
Legal advice and proceedings are a necessity and not an end in themselves.
They are a means of serving a greater plan. Your plan. With this in mind, we do what we are good at.
enterprising • practical
socially involved • advocate of comprehensible language
athletic • courtroom tiger
We learned that focusing on a good personnel policy is the solution to many problems. That is why we prefer to find out more about what is going on in a company. That way, we can promote a flexible personnel policy through mediation, good pension schemes and reintegration. That is more ‘smart’ than ‘legal’.
Individual or collective dismissal;
being able to say goodbye
with dignity is key.
CERTA advises and assists in all dismissal procedures, reviews competition and relationship clauses and provides specialist legal assistance.
Besides assisting companies with dismissal procedures, we also support Works Councils. Our Corporate Law section and our employment law experts focus on the entrepreneurial side of your business. Finding the balance between apparently conflicting interests – those of the company and those of the employees – is one of the reasons why we enjoy our profession so much.
Call us, e-mail us or drop by
if you want to be well-prepared.
Purchase or sale agreements, general terms and conditions, distribution agreements, licence agreements or other agreements in which products or services are sold. Whichever type of agreement it involves, you want to have it recorded properly. That will give you a good night’s sleep.
CERTA, because we have in-depth knowledge not only of the regulations and the law but also of what is legally required to be able to do business properly both at home and abroad.
that’s probably what every lawyer says.
But we prefer not to complicate things, and we want to be sure that you understand it too. That’s also very educational for us, and it’s important for our relationship with our customers.
Call us, e-mail us or drop by,
then we can start working
on the contracts you need.
Our pitch is very simple: We’re more than a collection agency. Firstly, our collection lawyers have extensive experience with complex debt collection (for housing corporations and property owners, in bankruptcies and payrollers).
Secondly, we are very accessible. We like short lines of communication, and that also applies to debtors. This makes communication easier and ensures that nobody is left in any doubt about payment of the claim or about the legal measures to be taken.
Thirdly, there is the combination of collection experts with our lawyers; the advantage for you that we also handle cases that can only be handled by a lawyer (due to the process monopoly). We can therefore deploy our lawyers to file for a bankruptcy or a seizure and to conduct (collection) summary proceedings or collection cases of major importance.
And because we realise that you want to get things done, we always ensure a good settlement agreement with a payment arrangement that avoids future problems.
Call us (06 1123 51 61),
e-mail us or drop by
to discuss your
As an entrepreneur, you are also just a creditor, and it is not always guaranteed that you will be paid. Then the word ‘entrepreneur’ suddenly sounds a lot less attractive. In that context, you may be faced with insolvency.
Insolvency is about bankruptcy, but it is also about how to avoid bankruptcy. For example, we as specialists are often appointed by the court as a receiver in bankruptcies and as an administrator in suspensions of payment.
We can then deploy this expertise for your business. We are aware of your rights as a creditor and we know whether and how a claim can be recovered even from directors, members of the supervisory board or others.
Directors’ liability deserves extra attention in our specialist field. Directors are often not aware that they can be held responsible for decisions made in the past, for example. In the event of bankruptcy, there is the possibility that you as a director, a member of the supervisory board or a shareholder will be held liable and even held personally responsible. We advise you as a director about the risks that can arise and, where necessary, we assist you during any proceedings.
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if you want to be well-prepared.
Corporate law goes right to the heart of every company and determines how shareholders, directors, members of the supervisory board and employees deal and should deal with each other.
Corporate law can be divided into three areas:
Mergers and acquisitions
(mergers and acquisitions)
We are well aware of the risks of each transaction and we map them out as accurately as possible in order to provide concrete and clear advice.
We litigate in court and the Enterprise Section for shareholders, directors and members of the supervisory board, or indeed try to prevent this from happening.
Every decision taken by the board or by members of the supervisory board or shareholders can involve divergent interests. We know from experience that it is not easy to achieve consensus. We are now familiar with that area of tension, and we advise our clients about it on a daily basis. In this way, we protect you from the pitfalls that other administrators sometimes run into.
Therefore: mergers, acquisitions, business disputes;
you bring corporate governance to us,
because you want to get things done.
CERTA focuses on project development, construction law, spatial planning, administrative law, public housing law and tenancy law. We advise on and guide individual construction projects, regional developments, PPP projects, lease contracts and real estate transactions.
We act on behalf of project developers, investors, construction companies, commercial landlords, housing corporations, (large) tenants and government bodies. We regularly litigate, but only if that is the best solution for you.
Why CERTA? Because not only do we say that ‘the world around us is changing fast’ – we also aim to be part of that change. What good is a lawyer who only looks on? So in the quite complex world of Real Estate, with really big interests, we stay focused at all times.
Focused not only on the regulations or new laws but also on the opportunities offered by your plans.
Call us, e-mail us or drop by,
so that we can find out what works and what doesn’t work for your real estate.
‘Fair housing allocation’ is a challenge for housing associations. From all sides, pressure is exerted on corporations by different parties. And the interests they represent can conflict significantly. So it is an important but complex task.
We have been assisting housing corporations for many years. And that often involves more than just legal assistance. This is partly due to our choice to take a personal approach. We are happy to help our customers succeed.
Illegal occupancy, nuisance, defects, hemp farms, co-tenancy, death, rents, renovation, urgent work and behavioural directives. We charge fixed fees for these standard tasks. The tasks are handled in an integral way: from receipt of the file up to and including the actual eviction (in consultation with the bailiff).
CERTA also helps its housing corporation clients with the specific leasing of commercial space (BOG), such as subrogation, operating obligation, change in intended use, rent adjustments
And specific legislation: Housing Act, Consultation Act, but also ‘just’ the Civil Code: offer and acceptance, error, building liability.
Call us, e-mail us or drop by so that we can find out how we can help your corporation. That way you have more time for your core activities.
You cannot appeal against the dismissal itself, but you can appeal against the permission granted by the bankruptcy judge. You need a lawyer for this appeal. See your dismissal letter for more information about how to appeal.
How do I submit a claim?Probu Admin2021-02-22T13:01:24+01:00
You can submit your claim online here. When submitting a claim, you are obliged to state the nature (e.g., loan, purchase, sale, rent, wages, compensation for services) and amount of your claim and include documents that support your claim. If you are claiming a privilege, right of pledge or mortgage, a right of retention or a retention of title, you must report this and append supporting documents.
You have a privilege only when that is stipulated by law. For example, the law stipulates that a claim for the costs for applying for a declaration of bankruptcy is a privileged claim. If you are not sure whether you have a right of retention or a retention of title, check the agreement or order confirmation with the bankrupt party or refer to your general terms and conditions if you declared them applicable to the legal relationship between you and the bankrupt party.
Does the receiver investigate illegality, fraud or maladministration in case of a bankruptcy?Probu Admin2021-02-22T13:01:37+01:00
Yes, in every bankruptcy the receiver investigates the causes of the bankruptcy and whether there has been any unlawful act, whether fraud has taken place and whether the company has been properly managed. It is also examined whether the obligation to keep records has been complied with and whether the annual accounts have been filed on time. The receiver will further investigate whether there have been ‘fraudulent acts’ that may have disadvantaged creditors. If the receiver’s investigation gives just cause, the receiver will take (legal) action in consultation with the court.
What does the receiver do if a bankruptcy involves fraud?Probu Admin2021-02-22T13:01:52+01:00
If, based on the legitimacy investigation, the receiver has come to the conclusion that there has been improper management, the directors may be held liable. The receiver can then try to recover any damages from the person concerned. This may also apply to members of the supervisory board or persons who have actually managed the company.
What if there is a possible criminal act?Probu Admin2021-02-22T13:02:02+01:00
A relaunch is a continuation of the activities of the bankrupt company or part of the company. The receiver will check whether the company/business can be relaunched in whole or in part in order to obtain more money to pay the creditors.
The business is relaunched. Do I join/transfer?Probu Admin2021-02-22T13:03:21+01:00
When a company has gone bankrupt, an employee does not simply transfer to the relaunching party. The new employer can decide whether he/she wants to take over employees and who he/she wants to take over.
What is the task of the receiver?Probu Admin2021-02-22T13:03:37+01:00
The receiver manages and settles the assets of the bankrupt party. The receiver liquidates the company and therefore collects – where possible – money with which to pay some of the creditors. He/she does this, among other things, by selling assets and collecting receivables from third parties. In addition, the receiver investigates the causes of the bankruptcy and the possible liability of the managing director.
What is the task of the bankruptcy judge?Probu Admin2021-02-22T13:03:47+01:00
The bankruptcy judge monitors the receiver and the settlement of the bankruptcy. The law stipulates that the receiver requires the permission, approval or authorisation of the bankruptcy judge for certain decisions/actions (for example, to sell a company or relaunch it).
Where can I find information about the status of a bankruptcy and/or payments to creditors?CERTA2021-02-22T13:03:53+01:00