HEUSSEN is an independent, Amsterdam based Dutch law firm. HEUSSEN has a strong international focus and closely co-operates with HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, one of Germany’s biggest independent law firms, with offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, München, Stuttgart, Brussels and New York and with HEUSSEN ITALIA with its offices in Conegliano, Milan and Rome.
HEUSSEN renders legal services at the highest quality standard. We strongly believe in a multi-disciplinary, result oriented practical approach and do not merely focus on the legal issues. We favour a personal approach, aimed at the needs and desires of our clients. The leading lawyers guide Legal500 (www.legal500.com) recommends HEUSSEN for Corporate and M&A as well as for Employment.
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Developments in the field of EU Reforming Audit Services (‘Barnier-proposal’)
The members of the Committee on Legal Affairs (Juri) in the European Parliament approved on 25 April 2013 the proposal of mandatory rotation of audit firms in the EU Member States. But the original plans for reform of European Commissioner Michel Barnier are strongly weakened down. Audit firms are required to rotate after a maximum period of 14 years (and in specific situations even 25 years). Also Barnier's proposals on non-audit services are greatly diluted.
One-tier board – liability for non-executive directors
On January 1st, 2013 the Management and Supervision Act (Wet Bestuur en Toezicht) entered into force, as a result of which Dutch company law changed. The Management and Supervision Act is applicable to both BVs and NVs
New rules on conflict of interest entered into force
On 1 January 2013 new legislation entered into force amending the rules applicable to the management and supervision of public companies (NVs) and private companies with limited liability (BVs) (the "Act").
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