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Guidance for other integrity tests

As an entrepreneur, you may have to deal with other integrity tests in addition to a Bibob test. For example, you may have to fulfil the requirement that you may not have improper conduct in any respect, when applying for a licence under the Alcohol Act or that as a legal entity you must submit a certificate of conduct. But there are also administrative bodies that apply a certain integrity code in respect of contracts with third parties.

In addition, there are other integrity tests, for legal entities as well as natural persons. Examples are integrity tests for political office holders or an investigation based on the Security Screening Act or the Financial Supervision Act.

In such integrity tests, we can also provide you with advice and assistance and, if necessary, initiate proceedings against a negative decision based on an integrity test.

The manner in which a criminal case against you or your enterprise is dealt with may also have consequences in the case of a subsequent integrity test. For example, the specific ‘sepot’ code applicable if a decision was taken to close the case before trial/verdict, may lead to a different outcome of a BIBOB investigation or code of conduct procedure. The lawyers at Kuyp Baar advocaten therefore regularly advise, at the request of other lawyers or otherwise, on the consequences of a particular dismissal for subsequent integrity tests. In this manner, such subsequent consequences may for example be involved in settlement negotiations with the Public Prosecution Service or the choice of whether or not to accept a penalty. If you would like to have advice in this respect, you have come to the right place.