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Alternative forms of protection for Indonesia’s foreign investors

Indonesia, Netherlands - June 4 2014 Indonesia announced in March 2014 that it will not renew its Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with the Netherlands, which is due to expire on 1 July

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"

Recent AFM fines: an important warning shot for financial undertakings

Netherlands - December 10 2014 A number of administrative fines imposed by the AFM were recently published. In addition to administrative fines for market manipulation, a fine was

Dutch Supreme Court ruling in ASMI: no duty to mediate for supervisory boards

Netherlands - July 15 2010 The Dutch Supreme Court has ruled on the position of the managing board and the supervisory board (SB) vis-à-vis activist shareholders

.中国(".china") domain names available for registration

China - December 12 2012 As of 29 October 2012, the domain name ".中国" (i.e. China in Chinese characters) is available for separate public registration with Latin alphabets, Arabic numerals, a combination of the two andor inserting a hyphen

EU, US and Iran agree on significant yet still conditional sanctions relief

European Union, Iran, USA - July 17 2015 On 14 July 2015, the E3EU3 (France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China, Russia and the United States) and Iran announced that

Nearly one in three foreign bribery investigations prompted by whistleblowers

USA - July 9 2015 The SEC's whistleblower programme offers potential rewards to (former) employees who come forward. Kara Brockmeyer, chief of the SEC's FCPA Unit

Programme Based Approach (PAS) comes into effect

Netherlands - July 9 2015 The Programme Based Approach, which came into effect on 1 July 2015, intends to take measures that, on the one hand, result in a decrease of the

Settlements in brief: banks escape criminal prosecution

Switzerland, USA - July 8 2015 Enforcement actions by criminal and supervisory authorities are settled regularly. In light of these developments, companies are advised to take

Seller presumed liable if lack of conformity becomes apparent within six months

European Union - July 8 2015 The European Court of Justice recently ruled that if a product turns out not to conform with the consumer contract within six months of delivery