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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…

Bernard Roelvink, Ruud Hermans, Martin van Olffen, Jean Schoonbrood

New European Accounting Directive to be implemented in summer 2015

European Union - April 15 2015 The recent bill implementing the new European Accounting Directive will have to become law by the 20 July 2015 deadline. The new provisions will…

Reinier Kleipool, Marielle Legein, Martin van Olffen, Jean Schoonbrood

Dutch court denies shareholder vote on Fugro poison pill

Netherlands - April 14 2015 The district court in The Hague will not order Fugro to include a vote on one of its poison pill defences on the annual shareholder meeting agenda…

Reinier Kleipool, Marielle Legein, Martin van Olffen, Jean Schoonbrood

Audit committee can play stronger role in financial reporting and auditing

Netherlands - April 14 2015 Supervisory directors who sit on Audit Committees acknowledge that more and more is expected from them in improving the quality of financial…

Reinier Kleipool, Marielle Legein, Martin van Olffen, Jean Schoonbrood

European audit market reform agreement will have limited impact in the Netherlands

European Union, Netherlands - March 10 2014 The European Council, Parliament and Commission reached agreement on proposals to reform the European audit market in December 2013. But for now, the…

Carolien Bruil, René Clumpkens, Martin van Olffen, Patrick Ploeger, Jean Schoonbrood