Laura Schalk

Laura is an expert in corporate law and litigation

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.

And besides…
Laura loves fashion, art journaling, travelling, reading and playing the piano.

Specialisms

  • Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Rent Law
  • Debt Collection

Training

  • 2020 LL.M. Corporate Law, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 2018 MBA, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 2019 Exchange Programme, University of Glasgow
  • 2017 LL.B., Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 2017 Premaster Business Administration, Radboud University Nijmegen
Back to our team

  • Retail
  • Real estate and rent

What to do when a lessee goes bankrupt?

25 November 2020

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?

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  • Real estate and rent

Leasing/letting: A defect in the rented property: Who is responsible?

26 October 2020

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?

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  • Fashion and luxury
  • Real estate and rent

COVID-19 measures can be a ground for rent reduction

29 September 2020

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?

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  • Contracts

International debt collection in the Netherlands

14 July 2020

When you sell products or services in the Netherlands, you will have to deal with Dutch debtors. How do you collect debts from a reluctant Dutch debtor? Or from a foreign debtor who has his assets in the Netherlands?

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  • Fashion and luxury
  • Real estate and rent

Are tenants of retail or hospitality space entitled to rent reduction due to the coronavirus crisis?

9 June 2020

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?

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  • Expats
  • Real estate and rent

New rules for the Amsterdam housing market

16 April 2020

In the municipality of Amsterdam, stricter rules apply to the letting of houses since 1 January 2020. Holiday rentals and room rentals are (further) regulated in the interest of liveability in neighbourhoods. What are the new rules?

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  • Retail
  • Liability

Liability for information about the use of business premises

26 September 2019

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?

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  • Fashion and luxury
  • Administrative law and the environment

Facade advertising: Permit or notification necessary?

14 August 2019

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?

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