Kloes Kock & Partners is a partnership (‘maatschap’) consisting of practice corporations (‘naamloze vennotschappen’), whose objective is the exercise of the legal profession. It has itself assisted in this matter by persons that are employed by it, and who are used by it to carry out the assignments.
These General Terms & Conditions are also applicable to supplementary assignments and follow-up assignments of clients. They are worded in the Dutch and the English language. In the event of a dispute on contents or purport of these Terms & Conditions, the Dutch text shall be binding.
Any and all assignments given to it shall be considered by Kloes Kock & Partners as exclusively given to Kloes Kock & Partners, also if it is explicitly or tacitly the intention that an assignment will be carried out by a specific person.
Unless it arises otherwise from the nature of the assignment, the client shall be responsible for the correctness, completeness and reliability of the information and documents provided to Kloes Kock & Partners, also if they were obtained through or from third parties.
Kloes Kock & Partners keeps a file concerning the assignment containing copies of relevant documents, which is the property of Kloes Kock & Partners.
Unless any regulation obligates Kloes Kock & Partners to this effect, Kloes Kock & Partners and the staff members used by it undertake to observe secrecy towards third parties as regards confidential information obtained from the client.
In the event that after the start of the activities, but before the completion thereof, rate-influencing factors such as salaries and/or prices undergo a change, Kloes Kock & Partners shall have the right to adjust the rate agreed on accordingly. The fee is exclusive of expenses of Kloes Kock & Partners and exclusive of bills of third parties called in by it.
Payment of invoices shall take place without deduction, reduction or setoff within 21 days after date of invoice. In the event the client fails to pay also after demand, a statutory default interest of 2% per month will be charged as well.