Laura Schalk provides legal advice to international and national business entrepreneurs. Her focus is on corporate law, but she also deals with contracts, General Terms and Conditions, directors’ liability, and shareholder disputes. She specializes in the establishment of companies (www.startingabusinessnl.com). Laura is a member of the corporate practice group at Russell Advocaten.
Laura’s main focus is on (international) disputes and legal advice in the areas of corporate law, law of obligations, and rent law. In addition, she provides legal advice and litigation representation in contract disputes, including distribution and agency contracts. Laura is particularly involved in issues concerning the position of shareholders, on which she wrote her thesis.
Laura loves fashion, art journaling, travelling, reading and playing the piano.
There are still fewer bankruptcies than expected due to the coronavirus crisis. Many shops are still keeping their heads above water thanks to the government support. There is, however, a good chance that they will crash when the support is over. Especially if the second wave will be followed by a third wave. As a lessor, what do you have to pay attention to if a lessee goes bankrupt?read on
What can the tenant of a property do if his rental enjoyment is affected by defects in the rented property? Does he have to solve this himself or does the landlord have to do so?read on
COVID-19 measures are regarded as unforeseen circumstances. This means there may be a ground for rent reduction in the hospitality and retail industries. What does the tenant have to prove to be entitled to rent reduction? And how can the landlord counter the request of the tenant?read on
Because of the government measures against the coronavirus, tenants of retail and hospitality space have no or less income. Are they therefore entitled to a rent reduction? Sometimes they are, but often they are not. When are they entitled and when are they not?read on
Can you trust the information estate agents and sellers give about the permitted use of business premises? Or do you always have to conduct your own investigations?read on
A Dutch shopping street without facade advertising would be unthinkable. But are you allowed to simply put your business name (in animated lighting) on the facade? Is a permit required if you want to replace existing facade advertising?read on