[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dutch judges have the possibility to ask the Supreme Court so-called preliminary questions. These are legal questions on the interpretation of legal rules on which the Supreme Court has not ruled before. The court in Limburg made use...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are countless products and services whose “production chain” consists of several links. It may appear attractive for a manufacturer or producer to take a participating interest in another link in the production chain, for instance in the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On 5 July 2022, the Work Where You Want bill was adopted by the Lower House of Parliament. This bill should make it easier for employees to work both at the workplace and from home. Although the bill...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is common knowledge that employment law can be mild for employees and equally harsh for employers. The Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal recently made this clear once again when it answered the question whether the municipality of Epe...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]By 1 August 2022 at the latest, the European Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions (the Directive) must have been enacted in the Netherlands. The objective of the Directive is to improve the position of employees by...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]We have addressed this issue in an earlier newsletter already: acquisitions, mergers of two or more independent companies and the establishment of a full-fledged joint venture are subject to merger control by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The legislature has made a clear distinction between the position of the management board and the shareholders within a company. It is also referred to as the distinction between the management (the board) and the capital (the shareholders)....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]What is a pre-pack? A pre-pack is a transfer of assets prepared before the time of a bankruptcy that is implemented by the trustee immediately after the bankruptcy is declared. The idea behind a pre-pack is to prevent the...