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Private copy levy system: how do recent developments in Spain compare with other EU jurisdictions?

In a judgment given on 10 November 2016, the Spanish Supreme Court annulled the existing private copy levy system which replaced the previous “fee” system on all suitable devices. We...

Written on 9 Mar 2017

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International Private Equity and Venture Capital Update

In this international private equity and venture capital newsletter, we look at current sector developments and the outlook for 2017 across the most active PE and VC jurisdictions in Europe,...

Written on 1 Feb 2017

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Private equity and venture capital in The Netherlands

Brexit effect – outlook for 2017 The Dutch M&A market was impacted by the Brexit decision in June 2016. However, Q4 2016 was quite strong in terms of M&A and...

Written on 31 Jan 2017

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Using a Non-Poaching Clause Can Protect Your Business

Recruiting talented staff is challenging and once you have found the right person for your business, retaining that talent is key.  Many employers have faced the frustrating situation of an...

Written on 17 Nov 2016

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Dutch listed companies: did you update your employee participation plan?

The consistent policy (“bestedige gedragslijn”) for employee participation plans under the new Market Abuse Regulation. The new EU rules on market abused laid down in the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)...

Written on 26 Oct 2016

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Tips for setting up a Dutch feeder fund

A Dutch feeder fund is often used to allow Dutch investors to indirectly invest in a non-Dutch main fund (the master fund). Setting up a Dutch feeder fund with a...

Written on 6 Oct 2016

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Q2 Vermogensbeheer

In het afgelopen kwartaal zijn uitspraken gewezen over de verplichtingen van een vermogensbeheerder bij onduidelijkheden over de beleggingsdoelstellingen en het risicoprofiel. Daarnaast zijn uitspraken gewezen over de kosten die in...

Written on 1 Aug 2016

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Q2 Klachtplicht, vervaltermijnen en verjaring

De uitspraken omtrent verjaring en verval zijn het afgelopen kwartaal niet baanbrekend geweest. De rechtbank Overijssel geeft duidelijkheid omtrent het moment van de aanvang van de verjaringstermijn ex artikel 3:316...

Written on 1 Aug 2016

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Q2 Renteswaps

Afgelopen kwartaal ligt de focus in de rechtspraak ten aanzien van renteswaps op de (on)mogelijkheden om op grond van de Euribor-manipulaties van werknemers van (onder meer) Rabobank Nederland renteswapovereenkomsten te...

Written on 1 Aug 2016

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