14. September 2020

Foreign direct investment in the Netherlands: Implementation Act for Regulation 2019/452/EU on the screening of foreign direct investments and the general investment test

On June 22, 2020, the implementation act for Regulation 2019/452/EU on the screening of foreign direct investments was submitted into Dutch Parliament. The purpose of this act is to implement all necessary legislative measures required by Regulation (EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investment.

Ihr Kontakt: Rens M.R. Berrevoets

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14. September 2020

Inkrafttreten des Ausführungsgesetzes über die Registrierung von wirtschaftlich Berechtigten

Am 23. Juni 2020 wurde das Ausführungsgesetz über die Registrierung von wirtschaftlich Berechtigten und anderen juristischen Personen (das "Ausführungsgesetz") zur Einführung eines öffentlichen Registers für wirtschaftlich Berechtigte (das "UBO-Register") in den Niederlanden vom Senat verabschiedet. Die Einführung des UBO-Registers ergibt sich aus der Vierten und Fünften EU-Geldwäscherichtlinie, die mit dem Ausführungsgesetz in niederländische Gesetzgebung umgesetzt wird.

Ihr Kontakt: Sandy van der Schaaf

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3. September 2020

Entry into force of the Implementation Act on registration of ultimate beneficial owners

The Implementation Act on the Registration of ultimate beneficial owners of companies and other legal entities introducing the UBO-register in the Netherlands, was adopted by the Upper House of Dutch Parliament on 23 June 2020.

Ihr Kontakt: Corine Vos

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28. Juli 2020

Das niederländische Oberste Gerichtshof erschafft Klarheit über Übertragung von Forderungen von einer Bank auf eine Nicht-Bank

Am 10. Juli 2020 fällte der Oberste Gerichtshof zwei Urteile, in denen er Vorfragen vom Gericht Amsterdam beantwortete, die von großer Bedeutung für die Finanzierungspraxis sind.

Die Vorfragen wurden vom Gericht Amsterdam in zwei ähnlichen Verfahren gestellt. In beiden Verfahren trat eine Bank Forderungen aus gewerblichen Immobilienkrediten im Wege der Abtretung an eine Nichtbank ab. Die Kreditnehmer bestritten die Abtretung und vertraten die Auffassung, dass die Forderungen angesichts ihrer persönlichen Beziehung zur Bank nicht abtretbar seien.

Ihr Kontakt: Sandy van der Schaaf

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24. Juli 2020

A REQUEST TO TERMINATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BASED ON THE NEW CUMULATIVE GROUND FOR DISMISSAL HAS BEEN GRANTED FOR THE FIRST TIME: THE BEGINNING OF CUMULATING DISMISSAL GROUNDS

The Dutch Government has recently introduced a new ground for dismissal, in addition to the already existing 8 exhaustive grounds for dismissal. As from 1 January 2020, the judge may terminate an employment contract on the basis of this cumulative ground if there are two or more grounds for dismissal applicable, which on their own individual merit do not constitute a reasonable ground for a termination.

Ihr Kontakt: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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6. Juli 2020

HEUSSEN assisted KidsFoundation with the acquisition of ‘t Parapluutje

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Heussen advised Kidsfoundation on the acquisition of ‘t Parapluutje, having 2 childcare locations in Raamsdonkveer, the Netherlands. 

Ihr Kontakt: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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3. Juli 2020

Upper House adopts Implementation Act for the introduction of the UBO register

On 23 June 2020, the Upper House of Dutch Parliament adopted the implementation act for the introduction of the UBO-register (the 'Act'). Once the Act enters into force, it will become compulsory for all legal entities and partnerships incorporated under Dutch law to provide information about their ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs). 

Ihr Kontakt: Thijs L. Butter

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1. Juli 2020

Herman Ruiter Newly appointed partner of Heussen

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HEUSSEN is proud to announce that Herman Ruiter has been appointed as partner of HEUSSEN Lawyers & Civil Law Notaries with effect from 1 July 2020.

Ihr Kontakt: Herman Ruiter

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19. Juni 2020

Bill on the abolition of the prohibition on pledging submitted to the Lower House of Parliament

On 2 June 2020, the bill concerning the Pledging Prohibitions (Abolition) Act (Wet opheffing verpandingsverboden (the "Act")) was submitted to the Lower House of Parliament. The Act is aimed at prohibiting clauses that are used in trade to assign or pledge monetary claims. 

Ihr Kontakt: Thijs L. Butter

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19. Juni 2020

Nils van Dijkman appointed Honorary Consul General for Sweden in Amsterdam

Heussen is proud that Nils van Dijkman has been appointed Honorary Consul General for Sweden in Amsterdam. 

Ihr Kontakt: Nils E.W. van Dijkman

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13. Mai 2020

As of 2022 parental leave will be partly paid.

Last year the European Council adopted a directive on work-life balance for parents and informal carers. With this measure, the Dutch Government wants to make it easier for parents to make their own choices when it comes to the balance between work and care.

Ihr Kontakt: Suzanne Gerritse

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6. Mai 2020

Never waste a good crisis. Also the corona crisis provides opportunities – M&A Magazine #1 2020

Suzanne Beijersbergen has been interviewed for M&A Magazine about the changes after the corona crisis. Does the corona crisis provides opportunities to certain parties involved in M&A transactions? Which sectors will benefit from this corona crisis and which innovations will accelerate due to the corona crisis?

Ihr Kontakt: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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4. Mai 2020

General overview of the Measures Imposed by The Council for the Judiciary

It has now been 6 weeks since the Judiciary decided to close the doors of the courts, tribunals and special colleges. Cases are still being dealt with, but in a different manner. The measures taken by The Council for the Judiciary (the Judiciary) as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 are addressed in brief in this article. 

Ihr Kontakt: Luuk Rietveld

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28. April 2020

Broadening of the concept of a group company in the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Job Retention (NOW)

Initially, the NOW-scheme stipulated that companies which are part of an affiliated group of companies (legal entities) must calculate the loss in turnover at group level. However, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment has now broadened the concept of a group company.

Ihr Kontakt: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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7. April 2020

Emergency bill for holding virtual general meetings in the making

On 3 April 2020, the Council of Ministers announced emergency legislation that will make it possible for all legal entities to hold a virtual general meeting. 

Ihr Kontakt: Thijs L. Butter

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6. April 2020

M&A and COVID-19: Due diligence investigation during and after the times of the coronavirus

Conducting a proper due diligence investigation is a key step in the process of an acquisition. What specific considerations should be taken into account when conducting a due diligence investigation during or shortly after the coronavirus crisis?

Ihr Kontakt: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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6. April 2020

ROADMAP APPLICATION TEMPORARY EMERGENCY BRIDGING MEASURE FOR JOB RETENTION (NOW)

A roadmap for application for the temporary emergency bridging measure for job retention (NOW)

Ihr Kontakt: Niels van Gelder

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3. April 2020

REMINDER: AS FROM 1 APRIL 2020, COMPENSATION CAN BE CLAIMED FROM THE UWV FOR THE STATUTORY TRANSITION ALLOWANCE PAID TO AN ILL EMPLOYEE.

If the employment contract of an ill employee is terminated after the mandatory period of 104 weeks during which an entitlement to continued payment of salary has lapsed, the employee will be entitled to a statutory transition allowance (“transitievergoeding”). As of 1 April 2020, employers may claim compensation for statutory transition allowance paid to its ill employees. 

Ihr Kontakt: Suzanne Gerritse

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3. April 2020

Commercial contracts and the COVID-19 outbreak: when is reliance on force majeure successful?

What if, as a result of the corona crisis, you are unable to meet your contractual obligations, such as supplying goods to your customers? Can your customers claim compensation from you on that basis, or can you successfully invoke force majeure? And what are the consequences if such an appeal is successful?

Ihr Kontakt: Stef T. van Heezik

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2. April 2020

DETAILS OF TEMPORARY EMERGENCY BRIDGING MEASURE FOR JOB RETENTION ("NOW") ARE PUBLISHED

Recently the Government published the details of the NOW. The purpose of the NOW is to support employers by means of a subsidy to keep their employees employed as much as possible. In the event of a loss in turnover of at least 20%, the employer will receive a subsidy for wage costs for three months the amount of which is proportionate to the loss in turnover. It is expected that the subsidy can be applied for as of 6 April 2020. The application period runs until 31 May 2020.

Ihr Kontakt: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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1. April 2020

M&A and COVID-19: Purchase price mechanisms in times of the coronavirus

The consequences of the coronavirus (Covid-19) are also noticeable within the Dutch M&A practice. The central question in this article is how the buyer of a company should deal with the future uncertainties of the current crisis. To what should the buyer pay extra attention, and are there ways to limit the future uncertainty for the buyer as much as possible?

Ihr Kontakt: Rens M.R. Berrevoets

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