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New Dutch legislation on partnerships

Netherlands - January 8 2010 On 15 December 2009, a supplemental bill was approved by the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, which relates to statutory regulations for fields of law adjacent to new title 13 of Book 7 Dutch Civil Code (Burgerlijk Wetboek, "DCC"

BREIN v Mininova; facilitating uploading of copyright-protected works prohibited

Netherlands - November 11 2009 In a court case initiated by copyright organisation BREIN, the District Court of Utrecht ruled in its decision of 26 August 20093 that Mininova B.V., one of the largest BitTorrent index sites in the world, should permanently remove all "torrents" links that refer to information stored elsewhere from its website www.mininova.org in as far as there are “reasonable doubts” that such torrents do not refer to copyright-protected works

Mandatory rotation of audit firms likely to become more flexible

Netherlands - October 14 2015 It has recently become clear that Dutch rules on the mandatory rotation of audit firms that carry out statutory audits for listed companies, banks

Converium: Dutch court declares an international collective settlement binding

Netherlands, USA - January 18 2012 On 17 January 2012, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal declared an international collective settlement binding in a case where none of the potentially liable parties and only a limited number of the potential claimants were domiciled in the Netherlands

Interbank fees and MasterCard 0.3 is the magic number

Netherlands - April 24 2014 The European Commission is proposing a regulation on interchange fees for card-based payment transactions, which will introduce caps on domestic and cross-border interchange fees

Basel Committee wants Pillar 3 disclosure requirements for TLAC

Global - May 11 2016 In March 2016 the Basel Committee published a consultation document in which it proposes Pillar 3 disclosure requirements for the Total Loss

Financial Markets in brief - new regulation and other developments

European Union, Netherlands - May 11 2016 There have been many developments in national and European financial markets regulation during the past month. Among other things, the Minister of

Supreme Court issues judicial interpretation on China’s new anti-bribery law

China - May 11 2016 Two judicial agencies in China, the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme Procuratorate, jointly issued a judicial interpretation in April 2016

World Bank sanctions report: no project financing for wrongdoers

Global - May 11 2016 The World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment published its second report on the Bank’s sanctions system on 15 April 2016. It shows a continued

European Commission proposes public tax reporting by multinationals

European Union, OECD - May 11 2016 As part of its fight against corporate tax planning by multinational enterprises (MNEs), the European Commission has issued yet another proposal for