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Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Boompjes 40, 3011 XB
  • P.O. Box 546, 3000AM
  • Rotterdam
  • South Holland
  • Netherlands

Firm profile submitted by Parlex

President: Todor Tabakov (Tabakov, Tabakova & Partners, Bulgaria)
Board Members: Richard Marke (Bates Wells & Braithwaite, England), Evert-Karel Ditvoorst (Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten, Netherlands)
Number of member firms: 28
Number of lawyers: +500

Network Overview:
The Parlex Group was established in 1971. Today, the Parlex Group consists of 28 member firms in 25 countries, with member firms in most European countries and associate members in USA, Malaysia and Israel. The Parlex Group is both a personal and professional association, and consequently, strong ties of friendship and trust have developed between its members over the years. These ties are continually strengthened through several annual meetings, regional meetings and meetings in Special Interests Groups (such as corporate, IT/IP, employment, litigation/arbitration, tax. This ensures that all matters are handled with proper understanding and knowledge of both law and local customs in each jurisdiction. Any case that is referred to any Parlex member will be treated as highly prioritised.

Main Areas of Practice:
The Parlex Group considers its main purpose to be ensuring members’ clients immediate access to specialist knowledge and legal advice within Europe and beyond. The member firms specialise in all aspects of commercial law as well as litigation and arbitration.

Examples of Collaboration Between the Member Firms:
■ The English Parlex firm, Bates Wells Braithwaite, acting for a French global media organisation on the establishment of a joint venture with an English technology company to deliver television and film media via a platform to mobile devices in French-speaking Africa. The mandate involved complex IP, commercial and corporate legal issues and was referred by one of the French Parlex law firms, Delsol Avocats
■ The Italian Parlex firm, Tosetto, Weigmann E Associati, requested VWEW Advocaten, our Belgian Parlex member, to assist one of its clients, a major Italian coffee producer active in Italy and abroad, in the context of a dispute with Belgian distributor(s)
■ Referral from the Belgian Parlex member, VWEW Advocaten, regarding employment law for an international cooperation with a Swedish company. HR for the Nordics, Germany and Austria is located in Germany and the Swedish Parlex firm, Advokatfirman Lindberg & Saxon, has provided advice regarding employment agreement templates, termination of employment contracts and employment in Sweden
■ Referral from the German Parlex firm, Weitnauer Rechtsanwälte, to Lindberg & Saxon regarding a Swedish subsidiary to a global ITech-company regarding corporate law and compliance with Swedish laws, review of annual accounts, assistance with general meetings and board meetings, registration of decisions etc. for the Swedish subsidiary
■ PACTA from Iceland and Molnár és Erdei Ügyvédi Iroda from Hungary worked together for one of the world’s best handball players, representing him in relation to a legal dispute with his club and to his international transfer to another club
■ The Norwegian law firm Berngaard/Sandbek AS acted for a German company with regards to disagreement between the owners of a Norwegian limited liability company. The mandate includes corporate law and contract law. The case was referred to by the German Parlex firm Weitnauer Rechtsanwälte
■ Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten, the Dutch member firm, referred a matter in the automotive industry to one of the French Parlex members, IFL Avocats. It concerns a possible product liability claim involving a Japanese chain manufacturer and a French car producer

VWEW Advocaten
Bulgaria: Tabakov, Tabakova & Partners
Cyprus: Savvas S. Papasavvas & Associates LLC
Czech Republic: Associated Law Office Vítek & Mrázek
Denmark: Husen Advokater
England: Bates Wells & Braithwaite
France: DELSOL Avocats
France: IFL-Avocats
Germany: Brunner, Liesenborghs & Partner GbR
Germany: Weitnauer Rechtsanwälte
Greece: Alexiou, Roukounakis & Associates
Hungary: Molnár és Erdei Ügyvédi Iroda
Iceland: PACTA - Law Office
Ireland: Vincent & Beatty Solicitors
Israel: Gideon Fisher & Co
Italy: Tosetto, Weigmann E Associati
Luxembourg: Osch & Arendt
Malaysia: James Monteiro Advocates & Solicitors
Netherlands: Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten
Norway: Berngaard/Sandbek AS
Poland: Niedziela,Zieliński & Wspólnicy
Portugal: Caiado Guerreiro & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados
Scotland: Balfour+Manson LLP
Spain: De Pasqual & Marzo Abogados
Sweden: Advokatfirman Lindberg & Saxon
Switzerland: Lanter, Attorneys & Tax Advisors
USA: Buttermore and Foltz
USA: Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.

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  • Boompjes 40, 3011 XB,
  • P.O. Box 546, 3000AM,
  • Rotterdam,
  • South Holland
  • Netherlands
  • Tel +31 10 4005 141
  • Fax +31 10 4005 111
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