The Dutch government and the EU have a policy of assisting firms in the agricultural industry by awarding them grants and subsidies. As an agricultural business, you may qualify for investment grants and subsidies for various types of service.
Grant applications and grant allocations are a fertile source of legal problems. For example, you may neglect to fill in all the boxes on your grant application form, or you may fail to comply with all the grant conditions once you have been awarded a grant. What should you do? The first step is to write to the relevant administrative authority objecting to the decision and then to lodge a formal appeal with the courts. But what exactly should you say in your letter of objection or notice of appeal? Our Agri & Food Practice Group can advise you on how best to set about this. We can also lodge objections and appeals on your behalf.