6 July 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. 

For more information, please contact: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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3 July 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). 

For more information, please contact: Thijs L. Butter

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1 July 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.

For more information, please contact: Herman Ruiter

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19 June 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. 

For more information, please contact: Thijs L. Butter

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19 June 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. 

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

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13 May 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.

For more information, please contact: Suzanne Gerritse

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6 May 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?

For more information, please contact: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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4 May 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. 

For more information, please contact: 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.

For more information, please contact: 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. 

For more information, please contact: 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?

For more information, please contact: 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)

For more information, please contact: 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. 

For more information, please contact: 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?

For more information, please contact: 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.

For more information, please contact: 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?

For more information, please contact: Rens M.R. Berrevoets

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27 March 2020

SANDY VAN DER SCHAAF CONTRIBUTED THE “NETHERLANDS” SECTION TO THE CRYPTOASSETS REPORT BY BURGES SALMON.

Sandy van der Schaaf, senior associate in our banking and finance practice has contributed the “Netherlands” section to the report ‘Cryptoassets: A UK and European perspective on the regulation of cryptoassets ’by Burges Salmon. 

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27 March 2020

Update on the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (“NOW”)

The Tax and Customs Administration urges employers that will apply for a compensation of wage costs on the basis of the NOW to submit their (monthly) payroll tax return quickly if they have not already done so. Reason for this is that the UWV will need this information when processing the NOW-application.

For more information, please contact: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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26 March 2020

COVID 19 - HEUSSEN information

Our office is currently closed to the public, but we will continue to offer our services from our home office and virtually as much as possible, but in any case with the same quality. Your questions on the subject of "Corona and your company" have been given special priority. You will find up-to-date information on our website.

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

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20 March 2020

New measures to protect jobs and economy in times of corona crisis

On 17 March 2020, the Dutch Government presented the emergency package for jobs and the economy, containing far-reaching measures aimed at "protecting not only our health, but also jobs and income and cushioning the consequences for self-employed persons, SME entrepreneurs and large companies. In this article, I will present a brief overview of the measures presented by the Dutch Government.

For more information, please contact: Rens M.R. Berrevoets

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18 March 2020

NOT ILL BUT ABSENT FROM WORK: TO WHAT EXTENT IS THERE AN OBLIGATION TO CONTINUE TO PAY WAGES IN THE EVENT OF ABSENCE IN CONNECTION WITH CORONA?

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Recent developments raise the question of whether and to what extent there is an obligation to continue to pay wages if the employee is not ill but still does not want to or cannot appear at work. In the following, a number of situations will be discussed, together with the corresponding form of leave if applicable.

For more information, please contact: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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18 March 2020

INTRODUCTION OF TEMPORARY EMERGENCY BRIDGING MEASURE FOR JOB RETENTION: A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN LABOUR COSTS OF DUTCH EMPLOYERS AFFECTED BY CORONA

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Last night, the Dutch Government announced an even more comprehensive compensation regulation. As a result, it is no longer possible to apply for the reduction of working hours permit. Applications that have already been submitted will be dealt with under the new scheme.

For more information, please contact: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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3 March 2020

Employers in the Netherlands can save on labour costs in case of less work due to coronavirus

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The Dutch Cabinet has classified the coronavirus as an exceptional circumstance that does not fall under the normal entrepreneurial risk. This means that Dutch companies coping with financial problems as a result of the spread of the coronavirus can apply for a short-time working permit at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. By means of a reduction in working hours, non-worked hours are paid by the UWV (“Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen”) as unemployment benefit (“WW-uitkering”).

For more information, please contact: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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2 March 2020

Heussen’s M&A lawyer Suzanne Beijersbergen first place on the list of female dealmakers in the Netherlands

Suzanne Beijersbergen was involved in 19 deals during 2019, and consequently listed no. 1 in the list of female dealmakers who were most involved in M&A transactions published by M&A Community. Suzanne assisted various clients in our international network, including ZetaDisplay and Anticimex.

For more information, please contact: Suzanne S. Beijersbergen

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24 February 2020

Bill on the management and supervision of legal entities adopted by Lower House of Parliament

On 28 January 2020, the Lower House of Parliament adopted the proposal to amend the Dutch Civil Code in connection with the standardization and clarification of certain provisions concerning the management board and the supervisory board of legal entities (Management and Supervision of Legal Entities Act). 

For more information, please contact: Mandisa Benjamin

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28 January 2020

HEUSSEN Introduces Labour Market in Balance Act to Chinese Enterprises

In the afternoon of 16 January, the second seminar series for the 10th anniversary of HEUSSEN China practice was kicked off in Amsterdam. Partner specialized in employment law, Nils van Dijkman, and associate, Sam van Well, together with Head of China Practice Wendy Liu introduced the main amendments of the new Labour Market in Balance Act (“WAB”) to the participating Chinese enterprises.

 

For more information, please contact: Wendy Liu

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21 January 2020

The Supreme Court rules on the unilateral amendment of employment conditions by the employer

In principle, an employer can unilaterally (i.e. without the employee’s consent) amend the terms and conditions of employment in two manners. The second option - the unilateral amendment of terms and conditions of employment by means of an agreed unilateral amendment clause - was recently the subject of a ruling of the Supreme Court.

For more information, please contact: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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