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12/10/2021
Dutch Sen­ate ap­proves civil code change for bal­anced cor­por­ate male-fe­male...
On Septem­ber 2021, the Neth­er­land's Sen­ate ap­proved an amend­ment to the Dutch Civil Code con­cern­ing a more bal­anced male-fe­male ra­tio in cor­por­ate sec­tor man­age­ment. The le­gis­lat­ive pro­pos­al con­tains...
12/10/2021
On­line gambling law and reg­u­la­tion in the Neth­er­lands
Notes A new law was passed in 2019 which opened up the pre­vi­ously re­stric­ted Dutch mar­ket. With ef­fect from 1 April 2021, any op­er­at­ors who had not act­ively tar­geted Dutch play­ers dur­ing the pre­vi­ous...
12/10/2021
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in the Neth­er­lands
ESG ob­lig­a­tion for Dir­ect­ors and CEOs 1. Do ex­ist­ing dir­ect­ors’ du­ties con­tain ob­lig­a­tions that ap­ply to mat­ters that could be cat­egor­ised as an ESG con­sid­er­a­tion, e.g. the en­vir­on­ment, em­ploy­ee...
12/10/2021
De­com­pil­a­tion, de­fences and copy­right: CJEU Top Sys­tem De­cision
In a de­cision dated 6 Oc­to­ber 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) has cla­ri­fied that a law­ful user of a com­puter pro­gram may de­com­pile that pro­gram in or­der to cor­rect er­rors that...
08/10/2021
Corona Ac­cess Cer­ti­fic­ate re­mains
On 6 Oc­to­ber 2021, the pre­lim­in­ary re­lief judge in The Hag­ue ruled that the meas­ure on the Corona Ac­cess Cer­ti­fic­ate (in Dutch: coron­a­toegangs­be­wijs) may be ap­plied. This judge­ment was passed in a case...
07/10/2021
State aid: Court of Justice of the EU par­tially an­nuls European Com­mis­sion’s...
On 2 Septem­ber 2021, the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) an­nulled the judg­ments of the Gen­er­al Court of 19 June 2019 de­clar­ing the plaintiffs’ ac­tions in­ad­miss­ible and con­firm­ing the leg­al­ity...
05/10/2021
Neth­er­lands is­sues new guid­ance on ad­vert­ising and on­line gambling
The Neth­er­lands Gambling Au­thor­ity KSA has re­leased new guid­ance on ad­vert­ising just be­fore 1 Oc­to­ber 2021, the open­ing of the Dutch li­censed on­line gambling mar­ket. Fur­ther­more, a Dutch gambling trade...
04/10/2021
The Pro­cur­at­or Gen­er­al of the Su­preme Court fol­lows the rul­ing in the Swis­sôtel-case
On 30 Septem­ber 2021, the Pro­cur­at­or Gen­er­al of the Su­preme Court provided his ad­vice in con­nec­tion with the pre­lim­in­ary ques­tions asked to the Su­preme Court on rent re­duc­tions dur­ing the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic...
04/10/2021
COV­ID-19: European Com­mis­sion opens con­sulta­tion on ex­tend­ing State aid...
In­tro­duc­tion to an amended Tem­por­ary Frame­work The European Com­mis­sion launched a con­sulta­tion pro­cess on 30 Septem­ber 2021, send­ing a pro­pos­al to Mem­ber States on a sixth draft amend­ment to the Tem­por­ary...
20/10/2021
We­bin­ar series: CMS Funds Token­isa­tion
Token­isa­tion is now mak­ing it faster, easi­er, cheap­er and more se­cure to launch, op­er­ate and close a fund. Token­isa­tion and di­git­al­isa­tion through Dis­trib­uted Ledger Tech­no­logy is at the centre of this...
30/09/2021
CMS Ex­pat Desk Con­tact Card
When tal­ent needs to move, we’re be­hind youLiv­ing in a highly con­nec­ted world al­lows com­pan­ies to hire and mo­bil­ise skilled and tal­en­ted people al­most any­where – and loc­ate busi­ness op­er­a­tions wherever they need to be.But when con­sid­er­ing mov­ing of­fices or em­ploy­ees, there are a range of factors to con­sider. These can in­clude the polit­ic­al and eco­nom­ic con­sequences of COV­ID-19 or Brexit, the cor­por­ate and per­son­al tax im­plic­a­tions of re­lo­ca­tion – even the im­pact of sanc­tions im­posed on cer­tain coun­tries.Around the world our CMS Ex­pat Desk teams are ready to help you man­age the em­ploy­ment, tax, visa (im­mig­ra­tion) and so­cial se­cur­ity as­pects of re­lo­ca­tion.Draw­ing to­geth­er spe­cial­ists from the CMS Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions Group and the CMS Tax Group, our teams are net­worked across loc­a­tions in Europe, Asia, Africa and Lat­in Amer­ica to of­fer you multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al sup­port – wheth­er you’re mov­ing one em­ploy­ee or a whole of­fice.Our em­phas­is is on un­der­stand­ing you and the spe­cif­ic needs of your busi­ness. By shar­ing our know­ledge, net­works and provid­ing prac­tic­al day-to-day sup­port, we aim to help make any re­lo­ca­tion pro­cess smooth, swift and fully-con­sidered – with min­im­al dis­rup­tion to your core busi­ness.Ex­plore more about our ex­per­i­ence and ser­vices be­low. To con­tact your loc­al CMS Ex­pat Desk team, please check out the group con­tact card.Ayşegül Avci and Niels Koene, Co-Heads of the CMS Ex­pat Desk
30/09/2021
Busi­ness Hu­man Rights emer­ging as a new field of ar­bit­ra­tion?
In 2011, the Hu­man Rights Coun­cil of the UN Gen­er­al As­sembly pub­lished the "Guid­ing Prin­ciples on Busi­ness and Hu­man Rights". The gen­er­al pur­pose be­hind these prin­ciples is to en­hance stand­ards and prac­tices...