Legaltree co-founder Ard van der Steur appointed Minister of Security and Justice

Ard van der Steur, co-founder of Dutch law firm Legaltree, has been appointed Minister of Security and Justice in the Netherlands. Established in 2008, Legaltree is the first law firm in the Netherlands to fully integrate new workplace strategies into its organisational model. Combined with a strong emphasis on personal contact with the client, Legaltree’s unique structure allows lawyers the freedom to excel. The company motto is Quality is Personal.

Co-founder Sander Oorthuys: Ard has played a significant role in the formation of this innovative company. We are proud that he has been entrusted with the post of Minister of Security and Justice. He’s an excellent lawyer, hard-working, a fine colleague with a warm personality who, with his insight, has not only helped many clients and innovated modern law office methods, but also during his term in Parliament, has challenged the legal profession to improve quality standards. We wish him every success in his new role.

About Legaltree

Founded in 2008, Legaltree is the first law firm in the Netherlands to fully integrate new workplace strategies into its organisational model. Combined with a strong emphasis on personal contact with the client, Legaltree’s unique structure allows lawyers the freedom to excel. The company motto is Quality is Personal.

Legaltree only works with senior lawyers with a minimum of ten years’ experience. Legaltree guarantees their clients exclusive attention at senior level and aims to deliver highest satisfaction rates within the legal profession. With more than 20 lawyers working both individually and as a team they provide tailor-made solutions for national and international clients.

Publication Legaltree in leading international trademark guide

The current state of affairs in the field of trademark law in the Netherlands has recently been described by Legaltree partner Olav Schmutzer in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2015. 

Legal experts from 42 countries/jurisdictions were selected to contribute to this guide, published by Global Legal Group Ltd in London. On the basis of various questions – spread across 17 themes – trademark law is viewed from various legal systems.

Schmutzer was responsible for the Dutch contribution. You may view his English-language contribution here.

Legaltree and expertise

Being a modern law firm, our partners share relevant expertise proactively with the market. The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2015 offers up-to-date and practical comparative legal trademark information on the basis of a Question & Answer format, thus enabling the reader to make a proper comparison between the various legal systems worldwide. If you wish to be kept informed of relevant legal knowledge in the field of intellectual property law, such as trademark law, please send an e-mail to Olav.Schmutzer@legaltree.nl.

About the authors: http://www.iclg.co.uk/firms/legaltree/olav-schmutzer

Marjolein Driessen is guest spreaker at the Intellectual Property Symposium entitled ‘3D printing: Technological possibilities and legal challenges’

Marjolein Driessen will speak at the Intellectual Property Symposium in Zeist on 16th March about 3D printing and the possible repercussions for holders of intellectual property rights. More info in Dutch here: http://www.aippi.nl/nl/symposium.htm

New Privacy law comes into effect on 24 May 2018

Bieneke Braat: After 4 years of negotiation, the new privacy law (General Data Protection Regulation) was published on 4 May 2016. Organisations in The Netherlands will have until 24 May 2018 to prepare for the new rules.

Antoinette Collignon inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

On 7 April Antoinette Collignon will be inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers in San Diego, California.

Antoinette Collignon inducted into the prestigious IATL

Antoinette Collignon was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Annual Meeting on 5 April, 2017. 

The distinguished Academy is made up of a select group of no more than 500 fellows from the United States and 140 fellows from other countries. Antoinette Collignon, who specialises in cross-border cases involving liability and personal harm, is the first and only member from the Netherlands. The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice.  Members are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases.  The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy.  A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review.  Ms. Collignon has been evaluated by her colleagues and the judges in her jurisdiction and has been highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.

Chartered in 1954, the Academy’s general purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisdiction, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honour and courtesy in the legal profession.