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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Election of "Footballer of the Year" - An Unfair Commercial Practice?

At the end of December 2007 the Austrian newspaper Österreich organized an election of the “Footballer of the Year”. The public could participate in this election by internet or by means of a voting slip appearing in the newspaper.

Special competition regime for homecare

Members of ActiZ, the trade association representing health care suppliers, turned down an agreement in principle negotiated in early May 2010 between the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa) and ActiZ’ Board. Under the agreement the NMa was to exercise a specially tailored form of supervision for the nursing and home care industry.

Dutch Labour Law

Foreign employers in the Netherlands should realize that there are many Dutch legal provisions protecting the interests of all employees working in the Netherlands. These are, among other legal provisions, the rules regarding holidays, minimum wages, working hours, employment of (partly) disabled workers, equal treatment, dismissals, works councils, collective bargaining (CAO), health and safety at the workplace, social security and social assistance. In the following, a few issues of Dutch labour law will be explained.

Knights in shining armour aiding damsels in distress: a thankless quest with risk of liability?

These days one can well imagine a shareholder finding himself in the position where he needs to decide whether or not to come to the rescue of a company he holds shares in. Inevitably, this brings up the question whether such shareholder does not - needlessly and unconsciously - become liable with respect to the creditors of his "damsel in distress". A recently published ruling by the Netherlands Supreme Court, regarding the bankruptcy of Coutts Eddag Display[1], offers an insight in the answer to this question. Before discussing this judgment in detail, we present a brief introductory remark regarding shareholders liability.

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