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AKD | Netherlands | 5 Jan 2022

Rulings from Dutch Supreme Court shed light on legal capacity of online logistics platforms

In 2021, the Supreme Court rendered two noteworthy decisions in respect of the legal capacity of online booking platforms Booking.com and Airbnb. The decisions are highly relevant to online logistics platforms that connect professional carriers and customers. In light of these rulings, digital logistics platforms should carefully consider their legal position and exposure under civil law....
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AKD | Netherlands | 7 Dec 2021

Dutch court says nay to giving effect to US ruling on punitive damages

Dutch courts can give effect to rulings issued by foreign courts, even in the absence of an international instrument facilitating such recognition, provided that certain key criteria are met. However, an appeal court recently ruled that a foreign ruling that orders someone to pay punitive damages cannot be recognised and enforced in the Netherlands. Punitive damages are considered to run......
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Netherlands, Russia | 18 Nov 2021

Yukos: Supreme Court confirms tribunal's jurisdiction but orders fraud in arbitration allegations to be investigated by lower court

The Supreme Court recently rejected Russia's claims that it was not bound by the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), thereby confirming the arbitral tribunal's jurisdiction in the decade-long Yukos arbitration. While the Supreme Court judgment does not mean the end of the Yukos saga before the Dutch courts, the pressing issues on the applicability and interpretation of the ECT have been finally......
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CLINT | Littler | Netherlands | 10 Nov 2021

Terminating sick employee’s employment after UWV procedure prohibited

In a recent case, an employer petitioned the Sub-District Court to dissolve an employment contract with immediate effect after the UWV (Employee…
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Netherlands | 28 Oct 2021

Supreme Court reinstates ICC award previously set aside for reasons of corruption in formation of contract

In October 2019, the The Hague Court of Appeal set aside an International Chamber of Commerce award on the ground that the arbitral award gave legal effect to a contract that was concluded under the influence of corruption, therefore violating public policy. The Supreme Court reinstated the award and avoided the tricky issue of whether a setting-aside court may independently investigate......
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Bird & Bird LLP | European Union, Netherlands | 5 Oct 2021

Year in review: notable 2020 Patent Cases in the Netherlands

This was another decision in the pan-European pemetrexed battle, in which the Court of Appeal found Eli Lilly’s patent valid and infringed. The…
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Ploum | Netherlands | 2 Sep 2021

Cessie van niet of moeilijk te innen vorderingen

De Hoge Raad heeft onlangs een arrest gewezen (HR 9 juli 2021, ECLI:NL:HR:2021:1101) dat van belang kan zijn voor partijen die (periodiek)…
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Ploum | Netherlands | 16 Apr 2021

The Supreme Court provides clarity about the possibility of changing the rank of the rights of pledge, equivalent to the regime of changing the rank of rights of mortgage

Introduction The Supreme Court issued a judgment on 9 April 2021 in which the possibility of changing the rank of rights of pledge is clarified. The…
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Stibbe | Netherlands | 24 Jun 2020

De bestuursrechter is verplicht om tijdens een zitting de cautie te geven aan de (rechts)persoon aan wie een boete is opgelegd

De Hoge Raad (belastingkamer) heeft in zijn arrest van 15 November 2019 geoordeeld dat de bestuursrechter verplicht is om in bestuurlijke boetezaken…
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Loyens & Loeff | Netherlands | 24 Apr 2020

Hoge Raad geeft duidelijkheid over positie werknemers bij een doorstart

Op 17 April 2020 heeft de Hoge Raad een belangrijk tussenarrest gewezen inzake het pre-pack faillissement van Heiploeg. Uit dit arrest blijkt dat de…
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