Distances are becoming ever easier to cover thanks to faster transport and communication links. With Dutch companies establishing branches in Belgium, German citizens working in the Netherlands and American head offices deciding to open branches in the Netherlands, international pensions law has become a hot topic. These developments call for an approach that looks beyond borders when it comes to pension schemes. After all, each business needs to operate within the law, no matter where its offices are located.
Integrated and innovative
Bergamin Pensioenrechtadvies is the go-to firm for advice in relation to international pensions law. With the help of our excellent network, which includes actuaries, lawyers based in the Netherlands and abroad, and national and international tax consultants, we have already brought a wide range of international cases to a successful conclusion.
At home in an international environment
We can regularly be found in Europe and carry out our work in an international environment. This provides us with a wealth of opportunities to gather the latest insights and continually increase our experience in collaboration with a range of partners. In settings such as these, our small team adds up to a big advantage as it enables us to be highly flexible and agile. We are able to adapt quickly and maintain a strong focus.
An African employee is in the service of an American company. He works in Germany, lives in the Netherlands and his pension is placed in Ireland. This is a perfect example of cases where Bergamin is called in. No multinational will want to hear it is non-compliant, especially American companies. Solutions are available in abundance, but only for those who do not shy away from new approaches and carefully explore opportunities outside the well-trodden paths.
Remedial work in relation to pension schemes
In international cases, the root cause of problems can often be traced back to incorrect administrative actions or a lack of knowledge. In cases such as these, we can only repair the damage in retrospect and offer the sharpest possible advice in order to minimise the impact. When we fix issues in pension schemes that are not in compliance with Dutch law, we are able to go much further than many of our colleagues in our field. We know where to look for solutions and have detailed knowledge of the ground rules, especially at international level. We proactively support clients who have been with us for some time, helping them to avoid substantial fines.
We regularly provide support and guidance for matters in the area of international pensions law, which require the application of Dutch pension law within the International Financial Reporting Standards applicable to multinationals.