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The liveability of our environment and the opportunities to conduct business and other activities are regulated by laws and regulations. If rules and laws are insufficiently adhered to, monitoring and enforcement come into play. De Haij & Van der Wende has extensive experience in assisting companies and institutions facing enforcement proceedings. Such proceedings simply put relations with public authorities under pressure. A proactive approach and good communication with supervisory bodies are essential to maintain a positive and constructive relationship with the government. We have extensive experience in liaising with supervisory and enforcement bodies so that solutions can be sought effectively. 

Administrative enforcement order: prevention and response

An administrative enforcement order is a tool that can be used by public authorities if rules are violated. The violator will first be given the chance to undo the offence himself or herself. If this does not happen, the public authority will do it, at the offender’s expense. We offer expert counseling to help you avoid ending up in such a situation and can advise you on the possible next steps if you do face administrative enforcement action. 

Administrative penalty order: do or don’t? 

An administrative penalty order is a tool used by public authorities to ensure that a violation ends, will not occur, or not occur again. The order, which describes what must be done, is subject to a penalty payment. If the order is not complied with, the offender will forfeit a penalty. This should be proportional and thus not excessive. Very often, situations where administrative penalty orders are imposed are not black-and-white affairs. It makes sense to seek advice from a legal specialist if you are facing an administrative penalty order. We can guide you through the entire process. 

Fines: minimising risks 

Fines can be imposed as penalties for breaking laws and regulations. The amount and consequences of such fines can be significant. Our firm will assist you to minimise the risks of fines and, if necessary, object to fines imposed. 

De Haij & Van der Wende: your partner in enforcement

Enforcement does not need to result in conflicts or fines. With the right guidance and legal expertise, you will be able to comply with all requirements and continue your activities without interruption. De Haij & Van der Wende is your partner in this process, with a deep understanding of enforcement mechanisms and a proactive approach to mitigate or prevent problems. 

For more information and guidance, please contact us. We are ready to help you navigate the complex landscape of enforcement and legal protection. 

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