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12 juli 2021

Consultation on Temporary turbo liquidation transparency Act

On 28 June 2021 the Minister of Legal Protection presented the preliminary draft of the Temporary turbo liquidation transparency Act for consultation. The preliminary draft bill aims to implement temporary amendments to the statutory rules concerning the so-called turbo liquidation as included in Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code. The proposed amendments mainly concern the introduction of an obligation for directors to draw up a financial account and the possibility of imposing an administrative ban for directors in the event of abuse.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Thijs L. Butter

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5 juli 2021

Sandy van der Schaaf appointed as partner of HEUSSEN Lawyers & Civil Law Notaries

HEUSSEN is proud to announce that Sandy van der Schaaf has been appointed as partner of HEUSSEN Lawyers & Civil Law Notaries with effect from 1 July 2021.

Sandy works as advocaat and Rechtsanwältin in the Banking & Finance practice and also leads the German desk of the Amsterdam office.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Sandy van der Schaaf

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1 juli 2021

Management and Supervision of Legal Entities Act entered into force on 1 July 2021

On 1 July 2021, the Management and Supervision of Legal Entities Act (hereinafter referred to as: the "Act") entered into force, except for two parts which will enter into force at a later date that still needs to be determined. In November 2020, we published a news article regarding the most significant changes under the Act. Below, we will summarize certain key elements of the Act. In addition, some remarks regarding the applicable transitional law will be made.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Stef T. van Heezik

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4 juni 2021

The Guideline on General Criteria for Working from Home: an interpretation of the criterion 'working from home where possible'

Working from home whenever possible. This has been the new standard since the beginning of the corona pandemic. Because there is lack of clarity as to when working from home is considered not possible, the Dutch government has developed some criteria in the ‘Guideline on General Criteria for Working from Home’ to help employers in their assessment.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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7 maj 2021

Changes to the scope of the annual accounts exemption as a result of Brexit

As a result of Brexit, the United Kingdom (hereinafter the ‘’UK’’) is no longer bound by EU law as of 1 January 2021. In a previous news item, we already noted that this may have consequences for legal entities incorporated in the UK that perform their activities entirely in the Netherlands. Brexit also has direct consequences for Dutch legal entities. One of these consequences is that Dutch group companies belonging to a group headed by a UK legal entity may no longer be able to apply the annual accounts exemption of section 2:403 of the Dutch Civil Code (DCC).

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Stef T. van Heezik

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30 april 2021

BILL ON THE AMENDMENT BOOK 6 OF THE DUTCH CIVIL CODE RELATING TO THE SHORTENING OF THE STATUTORY PAYMENT TERM TO 30 DAYS

On 16 March 2021, a bill to amend Section 6:119a (6) of the Dutch Civil Code (DCC) in connection with shortening the statutory payment term to 30 days was submitted to the House of Representatives. The bill sets out that large companies are not allowed to agree on payment terms of longer than 30 days with SMEs (including small independent businesses).

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Luuk Rietveld

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23 april 2021

HEUSSEN RANKED IN THE LEGAL 500 ONCE AGAIN

2021 emea leading firm 2021

HEUSSEN is proud to announce that it has been ranked in three practice areas in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 edition. According to the published testimonials, in addition to being 'incredibly practical, routinely finding unique solutions to overcome obstacles', HEUSSEN is identified as 'an internationally oriented law firm' with 'excellent partner involvement' and a 'hands-on approach'. Its foreign desks are considered 'unique' by clients.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Tim B. Schreuders

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26 mars 2021

Expected labour market policy in the new government period

On 17 March 2021 the general elections took place. In the election programmes, labour market policy is high on the political agenda. A considerable number of the plans concern changes in employment law. What is the immediate reason for this? And what is in the labour market plans of the parties that are likely to form the core of the new coalition government?

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Sam E.J.M. van Well

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24 mars 2021

HEUSSENS' Contribution to Lexology's Joint Ventures

Tim Schreuders (partner), Suzanne Beijersbergen (senior associate) and Rens Berrevoets (junior associate) of our Corporate/M&A practice group, have contributed the Netherlands chapter to the 2021 edition of Joint Ventures, one of the publications of Lexology – Getting The Deal Through.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Tim B. Schreuders

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22 mars 2021

CHINESE OFFICES ON THE WAY

HEUSSEN's Of Counsel Bart Kasteleijn, was interviewed by Advocatenblad this month for their 'Jubilee' section. Bart Kasteleijn and Hedy Jak talked about the rise of Chinese (law) firms in the Netherlands. Read the whole article here (unofficial translation).

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Bart Kasteleijn

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22 mars 2021

HEUSSEN ADVISED KIDSFOUNDATION WITH THE ACQUISITION OF PIDO KINDEROPVANG B.V.

HEUSSEN assisted KidsFoundation with the acquisition of Pido Kinderopvang B.V., having two locations in Haren, the Netherlands. With this acquisition, KidsFoundation expands its activities in the Dutch child care business.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Rens M.R. Berrevoets

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17 mars 2021

Bill on implementation of directives on sale of goods and delivery of digital content

On 18 February 2021, the Bill on Implementation of Directives on Sale of Goods and Provision of Digital Content (the "Bill") was submitted to the Dutch House of Representatives. The Bill regulates the implementation of (i) Directive (EU) 2019/771 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2019 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sale of goods, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2394 and Directive 2009/22/EC, and repealing Directive 1999/44/EC and (ii) Directive (EU) 2019/770 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2019 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services which will lead to an amendment of Book 7 of the Civil Code.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Sandy van der Schaaf

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8 mars 2021

UPDATE: Economy and National Security Review Bill

On September 14, 2020, I informed you by means of a news item about, among other things, the Economy and National Security Review Bill, which was submitted for internet consultation shortly before, on September 8, 2020. In this news item, I will first summarize the purpose and the main features of the bill, after which I will provide an update on the current status.

Ni kan ta kontakt med: Rens M.R. Berrevoets

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1 februari 2021

MARTIJN KOOT AND SANDY VAN DER SCHAAF CONTRIBUTED THE "THE NETHERLANDS" CHAPTER TO THE SEVENTH EDITION OF THE ACQUISTION AND LEVERAGED FINANCE REVIEW

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review, one of the guides of The Law Reviews, published by Law Business Research Limited, provides a business-focused legal analysis of and insight in the acquisition and leveraged finance practice in key jurisdictions worldwide. Martijn Koot, partner in our banking and finance practice and in our corporate law practice and Sandy van der Schaaf, senior associate in our banking and finance practice have contributed the “The Netherlands” chapter to the seventh edition of The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review.

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