Today we are only talking about company law. The term 'trader' has been replaced by 'company'. For example, 'commercial courts' have recently been renamed 'company courts' and liberal professions and non-profit associations are now also referred to as 'companies'. What do you need to understand under company law? Well, very briefly outlined: all branches of law that you, as an entrepreneur, have to deal with in any case.
It encompasses all law that relates to the relationship between entrepreneurs and their clients, suppliers, competitors, financial institutions and in some cases governments. One could summarise company law in one book, but libraries have been written about it. Just to give a summary:
- the rules you have to deal with as an entrepreneur if you want to carry out a certain activity and/or want to establish yourself somewhere;
- the rules that determine how you should deal with consumers, how you should safeguard their rights, your pricing policy, how you advertise, how consumers can file a complaint and so on;
- the rules on how to deal with your competitors and how to behave on "the market", especially when that market is on the Internet;
- the rules about your opening hours and closing days;
- the rules about the quality and safety of your products and services;
- the rules on how you can cooperate with other self-employed people in the form of commercial agents, franchisees, concessionaires and so on;
- the rules on your intellectual property and copyrights;
- the rules that determine what you can and cannot do in case of insolvency of yourself or one of your business partners, customers, suppliers, ...
Alis Advocaten can support you in all these areas of law.