Corporate governance

Through years of experience in international law firms and in business, the partners of DeWaardSinke are ideally suited to advise companies in the area of Corporate Governance.

Our lawyers advise on the application of laws and regulation regarding Corporate Governance. The various bodies and stakeholders of a company, such as the board of directors, the supervisory board, the audit committee, shareholders, creditors, auditors and regulators have their own rules and procedures regarding  corporate law matters.

Partly because of the scandals at major national and international companies in the Netherlands,  Corporate Governance Code rules and recommendations were implemented for publicly listed companies.

The lawyers at DeWaardSinke advise on governance matters such as:

- Responsibilities and liabilities of the board of directors, the supervisory board, the audit committee and the shareholders
- The proper functioning of the remuneration, selection and appointment committees
- Control and ownership structures of the company
  • Different types of shares
  • Clauses in the articles of different voting rights and protection of the interest of large or long-term shareholders
  • Shareholder agreements
- Internal control procedures:
  • The board of directors
  • The relationship with auditors
  • The balance of power within the company
  • Majority and minority shareholdersBanks and other creditors
- Procedures at De Ondernemingskamer