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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

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"

The Netherlands: the country of cross-border injunctions in IP: Part 1: patents., trademarks and design rights

Netherlands - February 4 2013 Intellectual property ("IP") rights are territorially limited rights. To enforce your IP rights in different territories (usually countries) you

Standard Chartered agrees to pay total of USD 667 million in settlement

USA - February 11 2013 The British bank Standard Chartered agreed to pay USD 327 million in a settlement with the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Treasury, the DoJ and

Market manipulation and accepted market practices

Netherlands - July 12 2011 The Accepted Market Practices Regulation FMSA came into effect on 13 May 2011

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

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