Terms and Conditions
TienLegal Global (“TLG”) is formed under Dutch Law. TLG is registered with the Chamber of Commerce of Amsterdam, registration number: 60589418, address Vierwindenstraat 229, 1013 CW Amsterdam. TLG is a one-woman business, practicing the profession of legal advisor.
Unless otherwise agreed explicitly in writing, these Terms and Conditions apply to all, and subsequent or amended - services performed by TLG, her partners or (legal) entities and third parties, that are directly or indirectly, involved in any way in the services provided by TLG. A copy of these General Terms & Conditions will be sent upon request and said Terms and Conditions have been published on the website: www.TienLegal-Global.com.
Any Terms and Conditions of the client or of any third party engaged by the client are hereby expressly rejected.
Agreement of Assignment
The agreement comes into effect from the moment TLG sends out an engagement letter or if TLG starts carrying out activities in the regarding case.
All assignments are considered to be given exclusively to and accepted by TLG, even if it was the explicit or tacit intention that the assignment was to be carried out by a particular person.
Contrary to the articles 7:404, 7:407 paragraph 2 and 7:409 of the Dutch Civil Code (“Burgerlijk Wetboek”), the person who executes the assignment is not personally bound or liable.
TLG cannot give any guarantee regarding the outcomes of studies it conducts and advice it provides or that the desired result will be achieved.
TLG and its clients do not intend to enter into an employment agreement. There is no supervisory relationship. TLG shall perform all services as an independent contractor and not as an employee, partner, or agent of its client.
Confidentiality & Intellectual Property
All work product of TLG in the performance of the services including without limitation, analyses, reports and any other documents specifically drawn up for and on behalf of the client shall be considered Confidential Information. TLG will retain all intellectual property rights to its work products, such as contracts, letters, procedural/court documents, advices, legal opinions, articles as well as presentations in final or draft form, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the client is entitled to use said documents in the ordinary course of a business that has been agreed.
All information received through the client shall be kept confidential. Except as its client may authorise in writing, TLG shall not disclose any Confidential Information or use it for any purpose other than the performance of services as agreed in writing. TLG is authorised to retain copies for archival purposes.
Notwithstanding the confidentiality provisions herein, TLG may use client's name, logo and a short description of the activities performed for online, social media, future reference and relationship management.
Client shall place all information and documents, which TLG deem necessary and/or desirable to enable TLG to perform the services accurately and in a timely fashion.
The client guarantees the correctness, the completeness and the reliability of the information and documents that are provided to TLG. TLG accepts no liability for any loss/damage of which so ever nature caused by reliance on incorrect and or incomplete records and/or information provided by the client.
Upon exceeding any payment terms client is, without further notice of default being required, liable to pay i) default statutory interest commencing on the due date; and ii) all costs and attorney’s fees in the event that collection efforts become necessary, which costs amount to at least 15% of the invoice, and shall be not be less than EUR 150,-. Interest on the eligible amount shall be calculated 15 days from the date of the invoice until such time as payment is made in full. TLG has the right to suspend further performance of the services. TLG shall not be liable for any damages as a consequence of this suspension of services.
Costs incurred by TLG on behalf of the client (such as travel expenses, costs of couriers, costs of extracts, costs of translation, notarial fees, or other fees etc.) shall be charged separately.
TLG has the right to terminate each and every agreement or other legal relationship between TLG and the client with immediate effect or is entitled to suspend its obligations without being liable for any compensation whatsoever in the event that client i) fails to fulfil his obligations and also fails to do so after notice of default; or ii) files for suspension of payments or for bankruptcy, or has been declared insolvent, or has gone into voluntary liquidation; or iii) fails to furnish surety in advance or the surety furnished was insufficient; or iv) is in such circumstances that TLG has good reason to believe that client shall fail to fulfil its obligations. Nothing in this Agreement will suspend the client’s payment obligations for the work carried out by TLG and its expenses incurred.
The right to terminate or to suspend is without prejudice to the right of TLG in addition to the above to seek compensation from the client.
TLG is qualified to provide legal services only on the basis of the law of jurisdiction of the Netherlands. Based on its general experience in the respective area of law, TLG may provide views on issues related to the law of other jurisdictions, but TLG does not assume any liability for the correctness of such views.
Unless otherwise agreed, TLG may request third parties to perform (part of) the work assigned. TLG is not liable for any failure of or default by such third party.
Any liability of TLG shall be limited to the amount, which is paid out under the arranged professional liability insurance in the matted concerned, plus the amount of the excess, which under this contract of insurance is borne by TLG.
If payment under the professional liability agreement for whatever reason will not take place, any liability shall be limited to an amount equal to the fees, which has been received from the client for the specific liability causing event, with a maximum of EUR 2.500 (two thousand five hundred euros). The client is only entitled to claim the above limited amount from TLG.
The client will indemnify TLG against any and all claims from third parties, including reasonable legal costs, connected in any way with the services provided by TLG to the client, unless such claims are a direct result from gross negligence or wilful misconduct of TLG.
Any rights of action versus TLG shall lapse in any event one year after the specific performance of services under the agreement to which said claims relate.
TLG is not a law firm and is therefore not regulated by the Legal Profession Disputes Committee (Geschillencommissie Advocatuur). Any disputes between TLG and the client may be submitted to the Amsterdam District Court, which shall have exclusive competence with respect to any claims related to the services provided. Dutch Law applies to any agreements concluded with TLG.