Wills & Estates and White Collar Crime in Netherlands
Zuid-Hollandlaan 7, The Hague, 2596
The firm has more than 30 years’ experience in legal practice. It was founded by Joost Meijer, LL.M. and Kaushilya Budhu Lall, LL.M. under the name “Meijer advocaten en belastingadviseurs” (Meijer lawyers and tax consultants).
Our firm is independent and your interests will always be our first priority. We believe in a personal relationship with our clients. Since its foundation, the firm has built up a wide range of clients, including small and medium-size businesses and (high net worth) individuals.
Our clients operate at both the national and international level, and we provide support in various fields of commercial law. For instance, we advise them on drawing up standard terms and conditions and concluding contracts with third parties, such as leases, employment contracts and collaboration agreements.
If problems arise in the execution of a contract, we endeavour to reach a settlement with the other party. If a settlement is not possible, we institute proceedings for our client, also in cases against government authorities. We also advice about agency agreements and distribution contracts. We assist businesses in laying down the legal aspects of a change in their company structure, preferably in consultation with their accountant and their principal bank.
We also have extensive experience in advising non-profit organizations, such as public benefit organizations and government bodies. Furthermore we also litigate in Wills, Trust and Estate matters.
Partner in Holland House, Bogotá, Colombia and partnership in the Dutch Caribbean
Our firm is a partner in ‘Holland House’ (one-stop-shop for businesses in Colombia) which offers several services to entrepreneurs and serves as a meeting point for Dutch and Colombian businesses. You can approach us for all legal matters in order to make a success out of your activities on the Colombian market and for strengthening your position in Latin America.
For services in the Dutch Caribbean we work closely together with davidkocklegal a lawfirm with offices in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.Show more +
Kaushilya Budhu Lall LLM studied civil law and tax law. She began her career as a lawyer in 1989 and was a co-founder of Meijer advocaten en belastingadviseurs B.V., now called Meijer advocaten. She is a member of the Netherlands Bar, the Dutch Procedural Law Association and the Dutch Employment Law Association.
Kaushilya has many years of experience in advising and conducting litigation in the area of contract law. She also conducts litigation in divorce cases where business assets must be divided, both in the Netherlands and internationally. She is a member of the Netherlands Register of Estate Planners and provides advice and assistance in cases relating to inheritance law, including those with a cross-border character or involving the assets of a business owner.
Where necessary, to ensure an optimum outcome, she will engage other professionals – such as a tax consultant, civil-law notary or financial adviser – to assist with a case, in consultation with the client. For supplementary legal services, Kaushilya can rely on a carefully selected group of external lawyers.
Kaushilya has profound understanding of how a business operates and the economic obstacles, opportunities and challenges faced by a company, because she herself has extensive experience as a director and supervisory director of companies, institutions and umbrella organisations. For instance, she has served as a board member of both The Hague Chamber of Commerce and The Hague section of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW) section West, and is currently a member of the Economic Board The Hague, an independent think tank and a driving force for the city’s economy.
Kaushilya often accompanies her clients on trade missions and to international trade fairs. She knows the challenges of doing international business and can identify any related legal problems at an early stage. She is also a guest lecturer for the Board Potentials course offered by the National Register for supervisory and non-executive directors.Show more +