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UBO register in the Netherlands in 2020

European directives require member states to set up a UBO-register. UBO stands for Ultimate Beneficial Owner. The UBO register will…

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Compensation of the non-material damage…

Any compensation of non-material damages caused by death or accident was until recently not covered by the Dutch civil law.…

3 years ago
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Dutch Law on the protection of trade secrets

Entrepreneurs that employ employees, often share confidential information with these employees. This may concern technical information, such as a recipe…

3 years ago
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Consumer protection and general terms and conditions

Entrepreneurs who sell products or provide services often use general terms and conditions to regulate the relationship with the recipient…

3 years ago
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Many people sign a contract without understanding the contents

Sign a contract without actually understanding its contents Research shows that many people sign a contract without actually understanding its…

3 years ago
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The Dutch Sickness Benefits Act after work disability as result of psychological complaints after pregnancy?

Sickness Benefits Act Based on article 29a of the Sickness Benefits Act the female insured who is not able to…

3 years ago
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In the Netherlands someone has received a passport without a gender designation

For the first time in the Netherlands someone has received a passport without a gender designation. Ms. Zeegers does not…

3 years ago
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Government wants to automatically divide pension when it comes to divorces

The Dutch government wants to arrange that partners who are getting a divorce automatically get the right to receive half…

3 years ago
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Traveler better protected against bankruptcy from travel provider

For many people it will a nightmare: the holiday that you have worked so hard for the entire year is…

3 years ago
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The difference between a controller and a processor

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already been in force for several months. However, there is still uncertainty about…

3 years ago
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Unfair commercial practices via telephone increase

Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets Unfair commercial practices through telephone sales are reported more often. This is the conclusion…

3 years ago
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Amendment of the Dutch Trust Office Supervision Act

Dutch Trust Office Supervision Act According to the Dutch Trust Office Supervision Act, the following service is regarded as a…

3 years ago
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Copyright: when is content public?

Intellectual property law is constantly developing and has tremendously grown recently. This can be seen, amongst others, in copyright law.…

3 years ago
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Deliverer not an employee

‘Deliveroo bicycle courier Sytse Ferwanda (20) is an independent entrepreneur and not an employee’ was the judgement of the court…

3 years ago
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Poland suspended as member of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ)

The European Network of Councils for the Judiciary The European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) has suspended Poland…

3 years ago
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Posting negative and false Google reviews costs

Posting negative and false Google reviews costs a dissatisfied customer dearly. The customer posted negative reviews concerning the nursery and…

4 years ago
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Are you planning on selling your company?

Amsterdam Court of Appeal Then it is wise to request proper advice about the duties in relation to the works…

4 years ago
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Amending the Dutch constitution: privacy sensitive telecommunication better protected in the future

On July 12, 2017, the Dutch Senate unanimously accorded the proposal of Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Plasterk…

4 years ago
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New rules for advertising for electronic cigarettes without nicotine

As of July 1, 2017, it is forbidden in the Netherlands to advertise for electronic cigarettes without nicotine and for…

4 years ago
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Rotterdam harbor and TNT victim of world hacker attack

On June 27, 2017, international companies had IT malfunctioning due to a ransomware attack. In the Netherlands, APM (the largest…

4 years ago
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Google fined a record of 2,42 EU billion by the EU. This is only the beginning, two more penalties might be imposed

According to the decision of the European Commission, Google must pay a penalty of EUR 2,42 billion for breaking antitrust…

4 years ago
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European Commission wants intermediaries to inform them about constructions…

European Commission wants intermediaries to inform them about constructions for tax avoidance they create for their clients. Countries often lose…

4 years ago
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Everyone needs to keep the Netherlands digitally safe says Cybersecuritybeeld Nederland 2017

Everyone needs to keep the Netherlands digitally safe says Cybersecuritybeeld Nederland 2017. It is very hard to imagine our life…

4 years ago
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The Netherlands is an innovation leader in Europe

According to the European Innovation Scoreboard of the European Commission, the Netherlands receives 27 indicators for innovation potential. The Netherlands…

4 years ago
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Taxes: past and present

The history of tax begins in Roman times. People living in the territory of the Roman Empire had to pay…

4 years ago
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Are you Dutch and do you wish to marry abroad?

Dutch person Many Dutchmen probably dream about it: getting married at a beautiful location abroad, maybe even at your beloved,…

4 years ago
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On July 1, 2017, in the Netherlands the labour law changes…

On July 1, 2017, in the Netherlands the labour law changes. And with that the conditions for health, safety and…

4 years ago
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The minimum wage changes in the Nederlands from 1 July, 2017

Age of the employee In the Netherlands the minimum wage depends on the age of the employee. The legal rules…

4 years ago
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Legal procedures are intended to find a solution to a problem…

Legal problems Legal procedures are intended to find a solution to a problem, but often achieve the complete opposite. According…

4 years ago
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Nowadays, the hashtag is not only popular on Twitter and Instagram…

#getthanked Nowadays, the hashtag is not only popular on Twitter and Instagram: the hashtag is increasingly used to establish a…

4 years ago
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Costs for the use of your mobile phone abroad are decreasing rapidly

Nowadays, it is already a lot less common to come home to an (unintentionally) high telephone bill of a few…

5 years ago
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If it were up to the Dutch Minister…

If it were up to the Dutch Minister Asscher of Social Affairs and Welfare, anyone who earns the legal minimum…

5 years ago
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Have you ever booked your holiday online? Then chances are high that you have…

Have you ever booked your holiday online? Then chances are high that you have encountered offers which come across much…

5 years ago
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In a new Dutch bill which has been placed on the internet for consultation today…

Dutch bill In a new Dutch bill which has been placed on the internet for consultation today, the Dutch minister…

5 years ago
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Nowadays, it is almost impossible to imagine a world without drones…

Drones Nowadays, it is almost impossible to imagine a world without drones. As a result of this development, the Netherlands…

5 years ago