The digital signature and its value

The digital signature and its value

Nowadays, both private and professional parties increasingly enter a digital contract or settle for a scanned signature. The intention is of course no different than with a normal handwritten signature, namely, to bind the parties to certain obligations because they have indicated that they know the content of the contract […]

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Bankruptcy request

Bankruptcy request

A bankruptcy application is a powerful tool for debt collection. If a debtor does not pay and the claim has not been disputed, a bankruptcy petition can often be used to collect a claim more quickly and cheaply. A petition for bankruptcy can be filed either by petitioner’s own request […]

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Liability of directors in The Netherlands

Introduction Starting a company of your own is an attractive activity for a lot of people and comes with several advantages. However, what (future) entrepreneurs seem to underestimate, is the fact that founding a company also comes with disadvantages and risks. When a company is founded in the form of […]

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Financial security within corporate law

For entrepreneurs, obtaining financial security is very important. When you enter into an agreement with another party, you want to make sure that the counterparty fulfils its contractual payment obligations. If you provide financing or make investments for the benefit of another person, you also want a guarantee that the […]

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Liability of shareholders in The Netherlands

Liability of directors of a company in The Netherlands is always a much-discussed topic. Much less is said about the liability of shareholders. Nevertheless, it happens that shareholders can be liable for their actions within a company according to Dutch law. When a shareholder can be held liable for his […]

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The Dutch Highly Skilled Migrants Scheme 2018

The Dutch labour market is becoming more and more international. The number of international employees within Dutch organisations and businesses grows. For people from outside the European Union it is possible to come to the Netherlands as a highly skilled migrant. But what is a highly skilled migrant? A highly [...]
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Cryptocurrency: be aware of the compliance risks

Introduction In our rapidly evolving society, cryptocurrency becomes increasingly popular. Currently, there are many types of cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Cryptocurrencies are exclusively digital, and the currencies and technology are kept safe by using the blockchain technology. This technology keeps a secure record of each transaction all […]

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Prejudgment attachment

Prejudgment attachment

Prejudgment attachment: provisional security in case of a non-paying party Prejudgment attachment can be seen as a preservative, temporary form of attachment. Prejudgment attachment can serve to ensure that the debtor does not get rid of his goods before the creditor can seek actual redress through seizure under a writ […]

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Compliance in the Dutch legal sector

Compliance in the Dutch legal sector

The bureaucratic pain in the neck called “compliance” Introduction With the introduction of the Dutch Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act (Wwft) and the changes that have since been made to this Act came a new era of supervision. As the name indicates, the Wwft was introduced in an attempt […]

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The UBO-register

The UBO-register: the fear of every UBO?

1. Introduction On May 20, 2015 the European Parliament adopted the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. On the basis of this Directive, every member state is obliged to establish a UBO register. All UBO’s of a company should be included in the register. As UBO will qualify each natural person that […]

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