Which services fall under the Wwft?

Not all our services fall under the Wwft. The Wwft states that this law applies if we:

“[…] advise or assist in:

  • the purchase or sale of properties subject to registration;
  • the management of funds, securities, coins, banknotes, precious metals, precious stones or other assets;
  • the incorporation or management of companies, legal entities or similar bodies […];
  • the buying or selling of shares in, or the buying or selling or the taking over of all or part of businesses, companies, legal entities or similar bodies[…];
  • activities in the field of taxation that are comparable with the activities of […] [tax advisors];
  • the establishment of a right of mortgage on a property subject to registration; or

[…] act on behalf of and for the account of a client in any financial or real estate transaction”

This legislative text must be interpreted on a case-by-case basis. In general, the Wwft applies to services in the field of real estate and corporate law. The Wwft may also apply to personal and family law, for example if tax advice is also provided.

Exemptions

However, there are also exemptions. Firstly, the Wwft does not apply to our services when determining the client’s legal position. This is also called the exploratory stage. No substantive services are rendered at this stage. However, as soon as these services are rendered, the Wwft applies immediately.

Secondly, there is the so-called ‘process exemption’. The Wwft does not apply if we render services to represent a client in a lawsuit, to give advice in the context of a lawsuit or to give advice on instituting or avoiding a lawsuit.

These exemptions also apply if our services relate to one of the aforementioned Wwft services.

COVID-19 mededeling

Ook in deze bijzondere tijden staan wij voor u klaar. Wij hebben maatregelen genomen zodat wij onze diensten aan u kunnen blijven verlenen. Neem dus gerust contact met ons op. U kunt op ons rekenen.

Als het voor de dienstverlening noodzakelijk is dat u bij ons op kantoor komt, dan ontvangt u een protocol met maatregelen voor uw en onze veiligheid.

Voor ondernemers hebben onze specialisten documenten opgesteld om de onderneming én de ondernemer te helpen in deze bijzondere tijden (zie onderaan deze mededeling).

COVID-19 notice

We are also there for you during these special times. We have taken measures so that we can continue to provide our services to you. Feel free to contact us. You can count on us.

If it is necessary for our services that you come to our office, you will receive a protocol with measures for your and our safety.

For entrepreneurs, our specialists have drawn up a document with tips to help both the company and the entrepreneur to manage insolvency risks due to the corona crisis.

Tips voor het ondernemen in bijzondere tijden: NOW, WHOA, digitaal vergaderen (NL)