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Template for Fiduciary Management Agreements

Netherlands - January 26 2009 At the request of DUFAS (the Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association) and OPF (the Dutch Association for Company Pension Funds) De Brauw has drafted a template Fiduciary Management Agreement, which is based on The DUFAS Principles of Fiduciary Management, which were published on 13 November 2008

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

Recognition of a US class action settlement in the Netherlands (Royal Ahold N.V.)

Netherlands, USA - June 28 2010 A landmark decision was handed down by the Amsterdam District Court on 23 June 2010 regarding the international collective settlement of mass claims

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

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"

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

Settlements in brief: SEC probe against Las Vegas Sands ends in USD 9 million settlement

USA - May 11 2016 Criminal and supervisory authorities regularly settle enforcement actions. In light of these developments, we advise companies to take appropriate

Companies that self-disclose may get mitigation credit under new DOJ pilot

USA - May 11 2016 The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced an enhanced strategy for enforcement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. One of the three

Debate continues on US judges’ authority to scrutinise DPAs

USA - May 11 2016 A US court of appeals on 5 April 2016 set aside a US federal judge’s decision to reject a settlement between the Department of Justice and Fokker

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