The right to remain silent in criminal matters

The right to remain silent in criminal matters

Due to several high-profile criminal cases that have arisen in the past year, the suspect’s right to remain silent is once again in the spotlight. Certainly, with victims and relatives of criminal offenses, the suspect’s right to remain silent is under fire, which is understandable. Last year, for example, the […]

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Compensation for flight delay damage

Compensation for flight delay damage

Since 2009, in the event of a delayed flight, you as a passenger no longer stand empty-handed. Indeed, in the Sturgeon judgment, the Court of Justice of the European Union extended the airlines’ obligation to pay compensation. Since then, passengers have been able to benefit from compensation not only in […]

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Collective claims in case of mass damage

Collective claims in case of mass damage

Starting the 1st of January 2020, the new law of Minister Dekker will enter into force. The new law implies that citizens and companies who are suffering massive losses, are be able to sue together for compensation of their losses. Mass damage is damage suffered by a large group of […]

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Fingerprint in violation of GDPR

Fingerprint in violation of GDPR

In this modern age in which we live in today, it is increasingly common to use fingerprints as a means of identification, for example: unlocking a smartphone with a finger scan. But what about privacy when it no longer takes place in a private matter where there is conscious voluntarism? […]

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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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The Dutch Climate Agreement

The Dutch Climate Agreement

The last weeks, the climate agreement is a much discussed topic. However, for a lot of people it is unclear what the climate agreement exactly is what this agreement entails. It all started with the Paris Climate Agreement. This is an agreement between nearly all countries in the world to […]

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Financial security within corporate law 1X1

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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