13 July 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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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.

For the official press release click here.

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

Top tier L500 2018

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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23 March 2018

Implementation of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive - Part II

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On 6 March Parliament approved the virtually unchanged bill for the implementation of the European fourth anti-money laundering directive (in short: the 'Implementation Act') without too many questions and discussions, despite the necessary criticism. The only amendment to the proposal since the amending letter of 31 January (in which only minimal technical corrections have been made to the text) has been to double the fine that can be imposed on the institutions subject to the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act ('Wwft').

For more information, please contact: Ernst ter Braak

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22 March 2018

HEUSSEN ADVISED KIDSFOUNDATION WITH THE ACQUISITION OF SKS ALLES KIDS

HEUSSEN assisted KidsFoundation with the acquisition of SKS Alles Kids. SKS Alles Kids is a child care organization with 30 locations in the Netherlands. With the acquisition of SKS Alles Kids, KidsFoundation expands its activities in the Dutch child care business. KidsFoundation now has almost 300 locations in the Netherlands.

The HEUSSEN team consisted of Paul A. Josephus JittaThijs ButterErnst ter BraakCorine Vos and Iris Hanssen.

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

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3 March 2018

#metoo in employment law

Nils van Dijkman, our partner in the employment law practice and head of the Sweden Desk, was recently interviewed by "Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk". The subject was: #metoo in employment law. What do judges say about unacceptable sexual behavior and sexual harassment and what measures can an employer take to guarantee a safe working environment? In the interview Nils van Dijkman discusses some remarkable statements and provides practical tips for employers. Click here to watch the interview (in Dutch).

 

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

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2 March 2018

Deposit annual accounts in digital form

Legal entities are required to publish the annual accounts by filing them with the Chamber of Commerce. In the past, legal entities could either deposit the annual accounts in printed form or in digital form. Following the entry into force of the Decree of electronic filing (Besluit elektronische deponering handelsregister) on 1 July 2016, the Dutch trade register will no longer accept annual accounts in printed form.

For more information, please contact: Corine Vos

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21 February 2018

HEUSSEN ADVISES ON ACQUISITION OF CAMERA WAREHOUSE

Heussen (Paul A. Josephus Jitta) has supported Camera Warehouse with the sale of its physical shops in Amsterdam and Haarlem and the sale of its online store. These are purchased by the photography and video specialist, Kamera Express. The Parties see the takeover not only as an opportunity to achieve further growth, but in particular as a joining of forces. The collaboration between Camera Warehouse and Kamera Express will enable Kamera Express to expand its photography activities in the Dutch market.

Click here  for the official press release (in Dutch) from Kamera Express.

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

19 February 2018

HEUSSEN ADVISES KOKORO ON JOINING MAKERSTREET

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Heussen (Paul A. Josephus Jitta) has supported Kokoro in the process of joining Makerstreet. During this process, Makerstreet has acquired an equity interest in Kokoro. Kokoro will remain an independent brand name. Makerstreet has all of the digital specialisms under one roof to enable brands, products and services to improve and differentiate themselves through digital excellence, digital production and innovation. The acquisition of Kokoro means a further expansion in the digital marketing sector .

Click here for the official press release from Kokoro (in Dutch).

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

7 February 2018

Evaluation of the Management and Supervision Act

The Management and Supervision (adjustment) Regulations Act Public and Private Companies  (Wet bestuur en toezicht) (hereafter: the Act) entered into effect on 1 January 2013. During the parliamentary debate the Minister of Security and Justice had pledged that the Act was to be evaluated three years after it entered into effect. At the request of the Minister of Security and Justice the research was conducted by the University of Groningen and the results of the research were published on 15 December 2017. This article will address some of the research team’s conclusions and recommendations.

For more information, please contact: Iris Hanssen

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7 February 2018

HEUSSEN ADVISES ADDERACARE AB (PUBL) WITH THE ACQUISITION OF HUKA B.V.

HEUSSEN assisted AdderaCare AB (Publ) with the acquisition of Huka B.V. Malmö (Sweden) based AdderaCare is a corporate group active in the accessibility and home care industry that acquires companies offering products that help people develop, feel better, and more easily manage their day-to-day lives. With the acquisition of Huka B.V. AdderaCare has set its first steps into the Dutch market. Huka B.V. develops a wide range of innovative bicycles and other forms of transport. The HEUSSEN team consisted of Stan RobbersErnst ter Braak and Iris Hanssen. The deal was closed on 1 February 2018. 

For more information, please contact: Stan Robbers

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1 February 2018

Introduction of our new Head of China Desk

Heussen Law is pleased to announce that as of January 2018, Wendy Liu works as the Head of China Practice replacing Ying Cui.

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For more information, please contact: Wendy Liu

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