11 September 2018

Heussen will host an informal cocktail reception at the IBA Annual Conference in Rome

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Heussen invites all its relations to an informal cocktail reception in the hart of ancient Rome on the evening of Wednesday 10 October 2018.

 

For more information, please contact: Nils E.W. van Dijkman

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3 August 2018

EU Proposed Screen Framework on FDI - Substantial Influence on Foreign Investment

On 13 June 2018, EU ambassadors agreed on the Council’s position on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for screening of foreign direct investment into the European Union (hereinafter referred to as the “Regulation Proposal”). The Commission submitted the Regulation Proposal on 13 September 2017 and the European Parliament voted and approved the Regulation Proposal at its plenary session on 5 June 2018 after reviewing and amending it as a whole. Currently, the responsible committee, the Committee on International Trade (INTA), will force the Commission and the Council of the EU to enter into negotiations on this position. It is expected to reach a final approval in 2019 after which the regulation will be directly applicable in all EU Member States, including the Netherlands, without any further steps to incorporate it into the national legislation.

For more information, please contact: Wendy Liu

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30 July 2018

Chinese Government Further Liberalizes Market Access for Foreign Investment —— Release of 2018 Negative List

The National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) jointly promulgated the 2018 version of the Special Administrative Measures on Access to Foreign Investment 2018 (“2018 Negative List”) on 28 June, 2018, which has entered into force on 28 July 2018. Subsequently, the Special Administrative Measures for Foreign Investment Access to Pilot Free Zones (“2018 FTZ Negative List”) was also released on 30 June, effective from 30 July, 2018.  By releasing the 2018 Negative List and 2018 FTZ Negative List, the Chinese government further liberalizes the market access in more than 20 sectors to foreign investments, including but not limited to agriculture, energy, resources, finance, automotive, ship and aviation devices manufacture, infrastructure, transportation, trade and culture.

For more information, please contact: Wendy Liu

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20 June 2018

When is a data protection officer mandatory?

The NRC recently headlined 'Shortage of privacy experts in thousands of organizations'. The article states that by no means all organizations which are obliged to do so have indeed appointed a Data Protection Officer (hereinafter 'DPO'). Despite the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter "the Regulation") entered into force on 25 May 2018. The Regulation has replaced the current Privacy Directive and the corresponding Personal Data Protection Act. When is an organization obliged to appoint a DPO?

For more information, please contact: Suzanne Gerritse

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18 June 2018

HEUSSEN ADVISES FLAMINGO CASINO ON THE ACQUISITION BY JVH GAMING

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HEUSSEN (Paul A. Josephus Jitta en Thijs Butter) assisted Flamingo Casino in the acquisition by JVH gaming. With the acquisition of Flamingo Casino, JVH gaming is expanding it’s market leadership. The acquisition increases the national coverage of JVH gaming because Flamingo has a number of branches in regions where JVH gaming is not active.

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For more information, please contact: Paul A. Josephus Jitta

15 June 2018

Proposed EU Directive on cross-border mobility

On 25 April 2018, the European Commission proposed new company law rules making it easier for companies to merge, divide or move by way of a cross-border operation within the European Union. 

The proposal will be submitted to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament for their consideration and adoption. When the proposal has been adopted, the new Directive would have to be implemented into the laws of all EU Member States.

For more information, please contact: Iris Hanssen

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13 June 2018

Heussen is proud of another Legal500 (EMEA) recommendation: Fast, Accurate, Cost-effective and a pleasure to deal with!

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HEUSSEN has again been ranked in the Legal500 EMEA 2018 edition. Its Corporate, Commercial and M&A practice is described by its clients and relations as ‘Fast, accurate’, ‘cost-effective’ and ‘a pleasure to deal with’.

We are very proud of the recommendations and would like to thank our clients and peers for their recommendations.

For more information, please contact: Paul A. Josephus Jitta

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18 May 2018

Heussen attended various IBA conferences

Last week our Employment law specialist Nils E.W. van Dijkman joined the IBA Annual Employment and Discrimination Conference in Montreal, Canada, where he was a keynote speaker on the topic of legalization of cannabis in Canada. Nils shared the Dutch approach on the subject with 250 arbitrators.

In addition, M&A specialists Stan Robbers and Paul A. Josephus Jitta attended the 4th IBA M&A Closely Held Global Entrepreneurship Conference: Disruption Meets Tradition. This conference was held in Munich, Germany.

 

For more information, please contact: Nils E.W. van Dijkman

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30 April 2018

Dutch Supreme court provides clarity on shareholders' rights to place items on the agenda

The right of shareholders to put items on the agenda of the general meeting pursuant to Section 114a of Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code, has proved to be an effective means in recent years by which (activist) shareholders have been able to influence the strategy of listed companies. On 20 April last, the Dutch Supreme Court issued an important ruling with regard to the right to place items on the agenda, which shows that shareholders cannot oblige a company to include items which belong to the exclusive competence of the management board on the agenda of the general meeting for a vote.

For more information, please contact: Thijs Butter

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23 April 2018

Heussen Joined the Trade Mission to China Led by the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

From 8 to 13 April 2018, Prime Minister Mark Rutte led a large Dutch trade delegation, officially visiting China on a trade mission. The delegation comprised about 165 businesses and research institutes from five main sectors. 

For more information, please contact: Wendy Liu

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20 April 2018

Publication by Anneke Pelser and Suzanne Gerritse in "tijdschrift Arbeidsrechtpraktijk" (TAP): THE EXTENDED PROBATIONARY PERIOD: A DESIRABLE CHANGE?

The new coalition government has formulated its new policy intentions for reform of employment law regulations. These policy regulations referred to as 'Confidence in the Future' outline a number of changes to employment law regulations aimed at providing a more attractive climate for employers to, inter alia, enter into employment contracts for an indefinite period of time. In this article (in Dutch) we will first of all deal with these questions. Subsequently, we will, by analyzing case law, identify possible consequences of extending the probationary period, and in particular, discuss the need for doing so.

For more information, please contact: Anneke Pelser-Stekelenburg

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19 April 2018

1st Sino-Dutch E-commerce Forum in Rotterdam

On 13 April, the 1st Sino-Dutch E-commerce Forum took place in Rotterdam,  jointly organized by the Shanghai Business Association The Netherlands and Rotterdam Partners. HEUSSEN was invited as a member of the Shanghai Business Association The Netherlands. 

For more information, please contact: Wendy Liu

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17 April 2018

Employment Law seminar

On Tuesday 17 April 2018 HEUSSEN’s Employment Law practice hosted an Employment Law Seminar for clients and business relations. Nils van Dijkman and Anneke Pelser discussed various current employment law topics, such as recent developments in case law and the legislative proposals for changes in the law.

For more information, please contact: Anneke Pelser-Stekelenburg

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13 April 2018

LEGAL 500 EMEA 2018: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HEUSSEN AND ITS LAWYERS

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HEUSSEN has again been ranked for the following practice areas: Commercial, corporate and M&A and Employment. The Legal 500 describes Heussen as ‘fast, accurate’ and ‘results-driven’. Some of our lawyers are recommended as individual experts.

We would like to thank our clients and peers for their kind words.

For more information, please contact: Paul A. Josephus Jitta

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