Identification (requirement)

Why do you have to be identified?
By virtue of the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism ('Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme' (Wwft)), THL Advocaten is obliged to identify clients and representatives of clients in relation to certain services. Moreover, the Regulations pertaining to administration and financial integrity ('Verordening op de administratie en de financiƫle integriteit') state that a lawyer is obliged to identify every client. A duty to ascertain all of the relevant facts ('vergewisplicht') is applicable to all cases and to all lawyers.

Identification requirement
THL Advocaten requests its clients to identify themselves in the correct manner to the lawyer who is dealing with the case when a case is opened. This requirement is applicable to all cases.

  • In the case of legal persons: by means of an extract from the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce and a valid identity document (passport / driving licence / identity card) for the representative of that legal person;
  • In the case of natural persons: by means of a valid identity document (passport / driving licence / identity card).

THL Advocaten requests its clients to hand over the data referred to at the start of the case to the lawyer who will deal with the case

The personal data received is used by THL Advocaten to fulfil its legal obligations.

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