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Europe update - January 2014
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • January 30 2014

The recent trend of using Dutch top holding companies in international mergers underlines the position of the Netherlands as a neutral country with a

Interlocutory judgment by Supreme Court in three appeals by Dutch state regarding unbundling of energy companies
  • NautaDutilh
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • September 13 2012

In an interlocutory judgment rendered on 24 February 2012, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands has decided to refer three questions on how EU law should be interpreted to the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU"

M&A trends and opportunities in Europe and the Netherlands
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • March 28 2011

The M&A market in Europe grew considerably from 2009 to 2010 as the market conditions stabilised, the credit markets recovered and the performance of the corporate sector improved

European Court of Justice decision no abuse of the Merger Directive if the avoided tax is not covered by the directive
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • August 6 2010

On 20 May 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its judgment in the Modehuis Zwijnenburg case (C-35208) regarding the interpretation of the anti-avoidance provision in the EU Merger Directive (Directive

Consultation on Directive Regarding Holdings in the Financial Sector (200744EC)
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • January 27 2012

The European Commission is holding a consultation on the application of this Directive in the various member states and on its effect on cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector

Recent developments for the fourth quarter 2011
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada, China, Denmark, European Union, France, Germany
  • March 15 2012

The end of the year and beginning of a new year is always a busy time for us, as it is for most of our clients

ABN AMRO merger with Fortis Bank likely delayed until 2010; EU extends deadline for Dutch government to divest of certain assets before merger
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • October 7 2009

Today, ABN AMRO Group announced that it would not complete the split of a majority of its assets from Royal Bank of Scotland, NV (RBS NV), a prerequisite to the Dutch government's planned merger of ABN AMRO NV with Fortis Bank SANV, until the "1st quarter of 2010" at the earliest

Commission approves the proposed acquisition of Cefetra BV by ForFarmers BV
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • May 19 2009

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Cefetra BV by ForFarmers BV (both Dutch companies

Europe update June 2013
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • China, European Union, Netherlands
  • July 1 2013

The European Commission has proposed an amendment to existing accounting legislation in order to improve the transparency of large companies on

Cross-border conversion
  • Eversheds LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • February 21 2014

On 31 January 2014 the preliminary bill cross-border conversion capital companies (the 'Preliminary Bill') has been published. The Preliminary Bill