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June 26, 2022

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WW premium: low or high rate?

2019-12-18T15:36:56+00:00December 18, 2019|Business service, Employees, News|

With effect from 1 January 2020, the Labour Market Balancing Act (Wab) will introduce a new system for the WW premium. The sectoral premium differentiation will also be abolished, because many companies no longer belong to a single sector.

Terminating an Agency agreement by the Principal

2019-12-17T12:41:03+00:00December 17, 2019|Business service, Enterprise and business, News|

An agency agreement (“Agency Agreement”) may be terminated with or without cause and below you will find a practicable explanation on which steps need to be considered. Please note that terminating an Agency Agreement may be done through the Cantonal Courts or by taking extra-judicial steps as set out in article 6:265 of the DCC. The EC directive (86/653/EEG) is implemented in the Netherlands in articles 7:428 to 7:455 of the Dutch Civil Code (“DCC”), which is mostly compulsory law, which means that deviation by agreement is generally not possible and that these provisions are overriding. This article will only address the situation where the Principal terminates or rescinds the Agency Agreement. My next article will address the situation of the Agent.

The shareholders’ agreement: what if agreements are not kept?

2019-11-28T15:38:41+00:00November 28, 2019|Business service, Enterprise and business, Enterprise and business, News, Posts, Specialist areas|

In my previous contributions "A shareholder agreement to make your startup investor-proof" and "The shareholder agreement: some practical tips" I already wrote about the usefulness and necessity of the shareholder agreement. In order to avoid conflicts with, for example, future investors, it is wise to make good agreements about the cooperation. Not only agreements about the positive aspects of the cooperation, but above all agreements about what should happen if the cooperation does not go as expected.

Bill on Homologation Private Placement Significant change in insolvency law is imminent

2019-11-14T11:16:48+00:00November 14, 2019|Business service, Companies in financial distress, Enterprise and business, Enterprise and business, News, Port & trade maritime lawyers, Posts|

A very important change in insolvency law is imminent. This change concerns the possibility of a debtor's offering a composition to creditors. In the current situation, there is only an arrangement for the compulsory imposition by the court of an arrangement with creditors in suspension of payments or bankruptcy. In the Bill on the Homologation of Private Agreements (WHOA), the possibility has been included that a compulsory composition without a moratorium or bankruptcy can be concluded. This will drastically change the possibilities for resolving problematic debts. This change is important for debtors, but also for their providers of capital, such as creditors and shareholders.

TRADE SECRETS ACT: Good news for enterprises!

2019-11-07T13:52:03+00:00November 7, 2019|Business service, Employees, Enterprise and business, News|

As you all know the introduction of the Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 with effect on 25th May 2018 had a substantial impact on enterprises on all levels, and received a lot of attention. Shortly after, another act was implemented in the Netherlands which also puts the trade secrets of organization on the map and gives enterprises a competitive advantage.

Reimbursement of extrajudicial costs: what is possible?

2019-05-17T12:27:41+00:00May 17, 2019|Business service, News, Posts|

What are extrajudicial costs and what costs can you recover from a business partner? These 2 questions are in fact addressed in every case where I assist a client who wants to recover a claim. In most cases we first look at whether a case can be solved out of court. In this process - before we go to court - the so-called extrajudicial costs are incurred for, among other things, writing to and consultation with the other party or his lawyer.

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