3 januari 2018


The film actor Kevin Spacey, who is known for among other things his key role in the Netflix series House of Cards, found that his work dried up in a few days after he was accused of unacceptable sexual behaviour. Accusations of unacceptable sexual behaviour occur with some regularity on the work floor. Can an employee accused of unacceptable sexual behaviour be sacked? 

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Anneke Pelser-Stekelenburg

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8 december 2017

Implementation of the Fourth Anti-money Laundering Directive

On 16 October, a legislative proposal was put before the Dutch Lower House for the implementation of the European fourth anti-money laundering directive (which we will refer to as the “implementation act” for the sake of brevity) that will lead to an amendment to the Wwft. The introduction of the legislative proposal is somewhat late as the directive should have been implemented by 26 June 2017. 

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Ernst ter Braak

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6 december 2017

The Netherlands Commercial Court

Towards the end of the year there are always legislative proposals that still need to be debated in Parliament. A good example of this is the legislative proposal regarding the establishment of the Netherlands Commercial Court (the ”NCC”) and the Netherlands Commercial Court of Appeal (the “NCCA”) that was submitted to Parliament on 17 July 2017.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Joyce Kempers

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1 december 2017


Following the general elections in March 2017, the jointly governing Liberal Party finally concluded its negotiations with potential new coalition parties in September 2017 with the aim forming a new government. In October 2017 the newly formed coalition government published its plans for the next four years. A considerable number of these plans concern proposed changes in employment law. 

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Niels van Gelder

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27 november 2017

Heussen advises child care organisation KidsFoundation with the acquisition of child care orgainsation Zus en Zo

Heussen (Paul A. Josephus JittaErnst ter Braak and Thijs Butter) assisted child care organisation KidsFoundation with the acquisition of the Rotterdam based child care organisation Zus en Zo, with 26 locations. KidsFoundation is an affiliate of Smallsteps. Smallsteps has more than 220 locations in the Netherlands. With the acquisition of Zus en Zo, KidsFoundation expands its activities in the Dutch child care business.

For the official website of KidsFoundation, clicke here

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Paul A. Josephus Jitta

8 november 2017

Transfer restrictions and the appointment of an independent expert

Since 1 October 2012, the obligated nature of transfer restrictions has been abolished for a private company with limited liability (besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid).

Although the starting principle of the law is that transfer restrictions are applicable, it is possible to depart from this principle in the articles of association.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Corine Vos

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11 september 2017

HEUSSEN advises VPK Nederland with the acquisition of Allround Packaging Group and Slippens Beheer

HEUSSEN assisted VPK Nederland, a subsidiary of VPK Packaging Group (VPK), with the acquisition of Allround Packaging Nederland and Slippens Beheer. With this acquisition, VPK expands its activities on the sustainable cardboard packaging industry. The HEUSSEN team consisted of Paul Josephus Jitta, Suzanne Beijersbergen and Ernst ter Braak. The deal was closed on 1 August 2017.

HEUSSEN advised VPK Packaging Group earlier this year with the acquisition of Solidpack.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Paul A. Josephus Jitta

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1 augusti 2017

Act against unreasonably long payment terms entered into force on 1 July 2017

On 1 July 2017, the Act against unreasonably long payment terms entered into force (the “Act”). The Act aims to prevent large companies from enforcing unreasonably long payment terms and to establish that a maximum payment term of sixty days will apply when large companies enter into a trade agreement with independent entrepreneurs or small or midsized companies.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Sandy van der Schaaf

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