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Wim Timmermans

Timmermans & Simons International Business Lawyers
Business Law

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internationally operating companies, in particular, SMEs

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Timmermans & Simons International Business Lawyers was founded in 2010 by two lawyers with longstanding experience in both academia and legal practice: Wim Timmermans and William Simons. In 2011, Roustam Vakhitov, a tax lawyer (LLM Leiden), has joined the firm. The longtime academic experience bears a fruitful impact on the work performed as a practicing lawyer. Aspects of potential – legal - problems have been explored and possible solutions pictured. In addition, having taught comparative law, practical solutions offered by other legal systems will be taken into consideration. Timmermans & Simons International Business Lawyers is specialized in international business law, i.e., international commercial trade and foreign investment, as well as international litigation and arbitration. It assists and advises international business clients – including small and medium-sized companies – in their international transactions, operations and dispute resolution. The firm’s focus of operation includes the following geographic regions: European Union; Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia and Ukraine; Central Asia; and North America. Examples of legal advice include drafting new and reviewing existing contracts; advice in privatization, mergers and acquisitions; performing legal audits; advice and assistance in litigation, arbitration and mediation. Areas of practice include • International business law • Corporate law • Transport law, including maritime law • European law, including competition and customs law • Public-private partnerships • Dispute resolution, including international commercial arbitration Timmermans & Simons International Business Lawyers maintains a robust network of law firms in most of the EU countries and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS. It operates in association with Verny Dauses Rechtsanwälte with offices in Berlin and Prague. In addition to providing legal advice, Timmermans & Simons International Business Lawyers also assists in legal reform and privatization efforts in transition countries. Generally, these are within the framework of technical-assistance projects sponsored by national, regional or international donor organizations.

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