De Koning Vergouwen Advocaten is one of the few law firms that is intensively involved in the hospitality industry. DKVA has a specialized hospitality team (DKVhorecA) for this. This team knows how to handle all aspects that the hospitality entrepreneur is confronted with. For clarity, we have organized this into four pillars.
- Administrative law: for example permits, the Bibob Act and the Activities Decree. Entrepreneurs approach us with questions about – for example – the local hospitality policy, the rules for terraces, noise regulations and enforcement measures. The team maintains good relationships with various municipalities in The Netherlands, including Amsterdam, but does not hesitate to litigate if necessary.
- Property: The location and the building are essential for the hospitality industry. We help entrepreneurs with questions about – for example – the lease, sublease and defects. But we also like to think along with you about the use of the building, for example in a mixed destination.
- Corporate law: are you buying or selling a hospitality establishment? New partner or shareholder? Opening a new branch? What are the tax consequences? Preventing bankruptcy through the ACPRP (‘WHOA’)? The corporate structure can be essential for a hospitality establishment.
- In the workplace: That’s where it happens! DKVA assists with all types of contracts and liabilities. This may involve agreements with staff, suppliers and guests.
DKVA’s hospitality team (DKVhorecA) brings together specialists from each pillar. This allows us to offer the best assistance and help with a comprehensive solution. We help the hospitality entrepreneur with all legal stumbling blocks, so that the entrepreneur can focus on what they do best: doing business! If things threaten to go wrong, internally or externally, we will help resolve the conflict. Is a mutual solution not possible? Then we go to court.
DKVA maintains close contact with the hospitality entrepreneurs the team assists. We are happy to meet you at your place of business. DKVA also has an extensive network of other relevant parties, such as hospitality brokers, sound agencies, construction engineers and interest groups. We know what is going on in the industry and can switch quickly.