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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"

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

The premium pension institution ('PPI')

Netherlands - December 30 2010 In addition to pension funds and insurance companies, a new type of pension administrator has now been introduced into Dutch law: the premium pension institution (premiepensioeninstelling, "PPI"

European Court clarifies when parody on copyrighted work is allowed

European Union, Netherlands, United Kingdom - September 10 2014 In its recent Deckmyn ruling the European Court of Justice answered preliminary questions about the interpretation of the parody exception under the

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

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

EU competition authorities tighten the screws on resale price maintenance

European Union - May 11 2016 The seemingly slumbering enforcement of resale price maintenance in some parts of Europe has flared up with almost every competition authority

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