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Is the Netherlands one step closer to gender quotas in boardrooms?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Netherlands
  • April 4 2018

A recent study shows that only 11.7 of management board members and 16.2 of supervisory board members of large companies in the Netherlands are


Secret voting in general shareholders' meetings
  • Schoenherr
  • Romania, United Kingdom
  • February 26 2018

The corporate functioning rules for joint stock companies have been repeatedly altered by Romanian legislation, especially in relation to the governing structures of companies, such as shareholders' assemblies and management bodies


Don’t forget diversity in your directors’ report
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union
  • September 28 2017

With summer almost over and the end of the calendar year in sight, some companies are also nearing the end of their financial year. This means that


Daily financial services roundup including new FOS publishing complaints data "
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 8 2017

The chair of the supervisory board of the European Central Bank (ECB), Danièle Nouy, has said the role of the European Banking Supervision is not to


AkzoNobel v. Elliott: viewpoints for target company conduct in hostile takeover situations
  • Stibbe
  • Netherlands
  • August 22 2017

Recently AkzoNobel N.V., a Dutch-based producer of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals, received three unsolicited takeover proposals from PPG


Court confirms that private equity firms can be held liable for antitrust infringements
  • Loyens & Loeff
  • Netherlands
  • July 18 2017

Private equity firms should be well aware that they can quite easily be held liable for antitrust infringements by their portfolio companies. This was


Financial services and banking news update - 20 June 2017
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • June 21 2017

The PRA has published a policy statement on residential mortgage risk weights (PS1317). PS1317 is relevant to banks and building societies that use


Statutory time-out in hostile takeover situations?
  • NautaDutilh
  • Netherlands
  • June 20 2017

Hostile takeovers are currently a hot topic in the Netherlands, thanks to the attention recently attracted by PostNL, Unilever and AkzoNobel. There


Director’s illness no impediment to dismissal
  • CLINT | Littler
  • Netherlands
  • May 24 2017

The Rotterdam Subdistrict Court recently ruled on the dismissal of a director who had called in sick. One of the questions which played a role in the


German Employee Representation on Board Level - Territorial Restrictions Should Apply
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • Germany
  • May 11 2017

Provided the European Court of Justice (ECJ) follows the Advocate General, German employee representation on the board level does not violate EU law