Article 1 Definitions
a) ‘GCBS’: General Counsel Business School B.V. and/or the General Counsel Executive Program
b) ‘Study Program’: a course, training program, coaching program and/or other form of education.
d) ‘Participant’: any individual participating in a Study Program.
e) ‘Registration’: Participant’s registration for a Study Program whereby an agreement is entered into between GCBS and Participant.
f) ‘Course Material’: all material provided by GCBS to Participant within the context of a Study Program.
g) ‘Written’: (also) by fax, e-mail, internet or other digital means of communication.

Article 2 Applicability
a) These general terms and conditions apply to all agreements between GCBS and Participant and are an integral part thereof.
b) Participant accepts these general terms and conditions on Registration. The general terms and conditions can be found on the website of the GCBS.
c) Exclusion of (parts of) these general terms and conditions, amendments and/or supplements thereto, may only be made after obtaining the written consent of GCBS.

Article 3 Registration
a) Registration for a Study Program takes place using the registration form for that Study Program. As soon as the form has been sent the payment commitment has been made. The completed and signed registration form must be sent to GCBS by post, fax, e-mail or some other form of electronic communication.
b) By signing the registration form Participant and/or a third party obliged to pay for Participant, undertake/undertakes to pay the course fees.
c) Registration takes place for the entire consecutive study period. No money shall be refunded in the event of premature cancellation.
d) Participant is registered for a Study Program after the Registration has been confirmed by GCBS in writing.

Article 4 Participants
a) GCBS can lay down entry requirements for Participants for Study Programs, for instance in relation to previous education and work experience. GCBS can also stipulate a registration term and/or limit the number of Participants in a Study Program.
b) If Participant in any way hinders the usual course of a Study Program, GCBS can exclude him or her from further participation. In that event the payment obligations with respect to Participant’s participation shall remain in force.

Article 5 Compliance
a) When organising a Study Program GCBS is entitled to deviate from the Announcement if GCBS cannot be reasonably required to execute the Study Program in full as announced.
b) Any amendments made by GCBS shall resemble the original announcement of the Study Program as closely as possible.
c) Amendments to a Study Program may be followed by changes in, for example, price and course material. Participant shall be notified of this in writing.

Article 6 Payment
a) The course fees shall be paid in one installment. The course fees are payable within 30 days of the invoice date, or before the start of the Study Program, whichever date comes first. In case payment has not been received before the start of the Study Program, GCBS retains the right to refuse the participant access to the Study Program.
b) GCBS reserves the right at all times to require security for payment.
c) In the event that GCBS incurs costs to collect payment of an invoice these costs shall be fully payable by Participant.

Article 7 Cancellation
a) In the event circumstances so require or the number of applicants for a Study Program is insufficient, GCBS can cancel the Study Program. It shall inform participants about this as soon as possible but no later than two weeks before the Study Program is due to commence. In event of cancellation course fees already paid shall be refunded promptly and in full.
b) Except in case of cancellation (free of charge) as referred to in 7a, the following administration/cancellation fees are payable by Participant:

50% of the program fee will be charged until 30 days of the commencement date of the Study Program;
100% of the program fee will be charged until 14 days of the commencement date of the Study Program.

Cancellations must be sent by email to  The number of calendar days is calculated from the date upon which GCBS received the cancellation.

c) In the absence of Participant a substitute may be appointed, subject to prior notification in writing sent to GCBS. Where there are entry requirements for participation in the Study Program the replacement must be approved separately by GCBS.

Article 8 Copyright, intellectual property rights, confidentiality
a) The copyrights and/or other intellectual property rights associated with a Study Program arranged by GCBS and/or the Course Material is/remains the property of GCBS and/or teacher(s) of the relevant Study Program.
b) Without prior written permission Participant may not use the Course Material except for personal use, or reproduce the Course Material in any way and/or sell and/or make it available to third parties.
c) During a Study Program, Participants may be exposed to confidential information related to the personal and/or business situation of fellow participants. Participants agree not to disclose such information to external parties or individuals, nor to use any such information other than for purposes directly related to the Study Program.

Article 9 Name and address details
By completing the registration form you consent to GCBS, storing and processing the personal data you have provided. We will use this information to keep you updated about the products and services requested for administration and sales analysis. We do not pass your details to third parties to use. You may opt out at any time by emailing info@

Article 10 Liability
a) GCBS exercises great care when composing the Course Material it provides. However, GCBS does not guarantee the completeness and the correctness of this Course Material. Liability for damage arising from any decision or action based on the Course Material and/or information otherwise provided within the context of the Study Program is excluded.
b) Liability on the part of GCBS in respect of any damage incurred by Participant due to the cancellation of (parts of) a Study Program is also excluded.
c) If Participant incurs damage in respect of which GCBS is liable, that liability shall at all times be limited to a maximum amount that is equal to the fee payable by Participant on the basis of the agreement with GCBS.

Article 11 Termination
GCBS can terminate the agreement with Participant in the event that Participant fails to fulfil an obligation arising from the agreement, or fails to do so on time and after receiving a warning from GCBS continues in this failure to comply. In such a case GCBS is entitled to recover damages and costs from the Participant, including costs referred to in Article 7c.

Article 12
If GCBS cannot invoke (part of) a provision in these general terms and conditions, they shall otherwise remain applicable.

Article 13 Applicable law, disputes
a) All agreements with GCBS are governed exclusively by the law of the Netherlands.
b) All disputes in connection with the agreement concluded between Participant and GCBS shall fall within the jurisdiction of the competent court at Amsterdam.

General Terms and Conditions of the General Counsel Business School B.V. / General Counsel Executive Program, applying to registrations starting 6th October 2017.

General Counsel Business School B.V.
Eslaan 13A
1404 EE  Bussum

The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 6 1483 7202