Research and education
The research by DCC can result in internal memos or in external publications such as articles in law magazines or books. On average, one book per year is published or rewritten, and yearly several articles are submitted for peer review. Because the Dutch staff is relatively small, the allocation of resources needed for this academic output is not painless, but we believe the serious and on-going academic research done by our lawyers, who also handle everyday cases, will lead to better quality for our clients. On the one hand, education can be split into workshops for clients, giving training on specific subjects, e.g. practical aspects of setting up a JV with a Chinese partner, China investments inbound and outbound, new legislation for the trade register (for the trade register officials), and the Dutch cooperative as an alternative for a partnership or a BV (for other law firms). On the other hand, DCC staff educates beginners and more experienced lawyers as part-time staff members of Universiteit Leiden, Grotius Academy, et cetera.