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Articles contributed by Kennedy Van der Laan
Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
As a result of the CRD III Directive, the Decree on Restrained Remuneration Policies (the “Decree”) entered into effect on 1 January 2011. Pursuant to the Decree, a new Section 23f is added to the Prudential Rules Financial Supervision Act Decree, amongst other things.
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.
More Obligations for Electronic Communication Providers by Implementation of New European Framework in Telecommunications Act
FAQs in order to address some issues raised by the entry into force of the EU Commission Decision 210/87/EU of 5 February 2010 on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries under Directive 95/46/EC
In an earlier edition of this Newsletter, Christoph Jeloschek wrote about the bill for tacit extension and termination of consumer contracts (no. 30520). On 5 October 2010 the Dutch Senate agreed to this bill, which means that this bill will enter into effect shortly.
On 22 June the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (the “Working Party”), the consultative body of the European privacy protection authorities, published an opinion that gives substance to the amended rules for “online behavioral advertising”. Prior consent is required for the placing of cookies, and the information requirements are also forced up.
The European Court of Justice ruled on the responsibility of Google concerning AdWords earlier this year. This decision is about the use of AdWords by a competitor and reseller. The Court considers when such online advertising constitutes trademark infringement.
This article refers in general terms to the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State Owned Enterprises and provides an overview of the work of the OECD in the field of corporate governance of state owned enterprises.