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The NCC: Dutch court proceedings in English language

The Netherlands Commercial Court ('NCC') is moving ever closer to becoming a reality. The NCC bill was adopted by the House of Representatives on 8 March 2018 and is steadily...

Written on: 19 Jun 2018


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New Deal for Consumers | EU proposes substantial reforms to consumer law, including GDPR-level fines

Following a major evaluation of the EU consumer law directives, the EU has announced its long-awaited "New Deal for Consumers", which proposes the following key changes: 1. GDPR-level fines: The New...

Written on: 19 Apr 2018


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Osborne Clarke analyses crowdfunding market barriers for FISMA report

Findings provide the basis for crowdfunding regulation on a European level International legal practice Osborne Clarke has worked with the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) to co-edit the study: “Identifying market...

Written on: 16 Mar 2018


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Enforcement Dutch Employment Deregulation Assessment Act suspended

Enforcement Dutch Employment Deregulation Assessment Act suspended until the 1st of January 2020 Last Friday, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment and the State Secretary of Finance, announced in...

Written on: 12 Feb 2018


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HR & Brexit: Uncertainties, uncertainties, uncertainties

It will not have escaped anybody’s attention that Brexit is a fact. Although in Brussels they are still bargaining about whether it will be a hard or a soft Brexit,...

Written on: 9 Feb 2018


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Private Equity and Venture Capital in The Netherlands

Current market trends and 2018 outlook The Dutch M&A market was very active in 2017 and showed a substantial increase in deal volume compared to 2016 in mid-market transactions. According...

Written on: 6 Feb 2018


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Four exceptions to the Dutch 20% bonus cap for financial undertakings

Amsterdam is an attractive option for financial services organisations looking to enter the EU market. The headline 20% cap on employee bonuses is often seen as a hindrance, but there...

Written on: 10 Jan 2018


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IP@OC | November 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Osborne Clarke’s international Intellectual Property update. In this edition we focus on trade marks. With cross-border commerce and international expansion increasingly causing international brands...

Written on: 3 Nov 2017


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GDPR and HR – What will change in the Netherlands?

As per 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“) (Algemene Verordening Persoonsgegevens) comes into force. The GDPR is applicable in the entire European Union with the purpose to...

Written on: 24 Oct 2017


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