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More EU countries complete implementation of the Damages Directive

As we reported in March, most major EU countries have now implemented the EU Damages Directive which establishes common EU rights for cartel victims seeking damages.  This month, more have...

Written on: 11 Jul 2017

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Changes to staffing in the Netherlands

False self-employment legislation: As in many other countries, the authorities are trying to reduce false self-employment. In the Netherlands new laws have been implemented to tackle the problem, but the...

Written on: 20 Jun 2017

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The energy industry needs a ‘grand bargain’ on flexibility

The future of European energy depends on flexibility. This calls for a regulatory rethink based on a grand bargain between all players, says Simon Hobday, partner at Osborne Clarke If...

Written on: 7 Apr 2017

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The GDPR: 10 things adtech businesses need to know

Insights from Osborne Clarke’s legal experts on the business impact of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation for the online advertising industry. The new General Data Protection Regulation is...

Written on: 22 Mar 2017

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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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