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New legislation: director disqualification introduced in Dutch civil law

Netherlands - April 12 2016 The bill on director disqualification has been adopted by both houses of the Dutch parliament. The date on which the new act is to enter into force

Double-check your online sales contracts: initial results on geo-blocking published

European Union - April 12 2016 Companies should brace themselves for the extra attention that their agreements with online distributors, in particular, are likely to get. The

OECD discusses settlements in foreign bribery cases: best practices likely

Global, OECD - April 12 2016 The OECD hosted its first ministerial meeting on the Anti-Bribery Convention on 16 March 2016. Topics discussed included the role of negotiated

Cold storage companies froze competition with premature merger discussions

Netherlands - April 12 2016 The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets imposed a fine of EUR 12.5 million on four companies in the cold storage industry. Two of them had been

Information requests in competition investigations: no fishing please

European Union - April 12 2016 A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice clarifies that companies should put more thought into answering requests for information by the

FMR in brief - new regulation and publications

European Union - April 22 2016 On 22 March the Senate adopted the Mortgage Credit Directive Implemention Act. The Directive aims to bring about a well-functioning internal market

Draft amendments to China’s commercial bribery laws provide clarity but increase liability

China - April 14 2016 The State Council has proposed amendments to the commercial bribery provisions in China's legislation on unfair competition. The amendments clarify

New EU General Data Protection Regulation passes the finish line

European Union - April 14 2016 After nearly five years of preparation and intense negotiations, the EU General Data Protection Regulation was formally adopted by the European

Energierecht kort - nieuwe uitspraken, regelgeving en artikelen week 14 15

European Union, Netherlands - April 13 2016 In Energierecht kort vermelden we zowel Nederlandse als Europese ontwikkelingen, waaronder recente uitspraken, besluiten, ontheffingen, persberichten

Energierecht kort - nieuwe uitspraken, regelgeving en artikelen week 12 13

European Union, Netherlands - April 13 2016 In Energierecht kort vermelden we zowel Nederlandse als Europese ontwikkelingen, waaronder recente uitspraken, besluiten, ontheffingen, persberichten