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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

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


Joost Fanoy appointed partner at BarentsKrans

July 2014. Press Releases by BarentsKrans N.V. (view listing).

The Hague, 4 July 2014 - BarentsKrans has appointed Joost Fanoy as a partner in the Antitrust & Public Procurement department, effective as of July 1, 2014. Joost specializes in European law in general with a particular focus on European and Dutch competition, public procurement and state aid law and is the head of the Antitrust and Public Procurement Practice Group. Joost is also a member of the Cartel damages team of BarentsKrans.

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BarentsKrans appoints mass claim dispute resolution expert Ianika Tzankova

November 2012. Press Releases by BarentsKrans N.V. (view listing).

The Hague, November 2, 2012 - Starting 1 January 2013 Ianika Tzankova joins BarentsKrans as a partner. Prof. Dr. Ianika Tzankova has an outstanding international reputation as Dutch expert on mass claim dispute resolution. BarentsKrans is representing clients on both sides in several of the largest mass claim litigation cases in the Netherlands.

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Joost Fanoy strengthens the antitrust & public procurement practice at BarentsKrans

February 2012. Press Releases by BarentsKrans N.V. (view listing).

The Hague, February 2012 – As of February 1, 2012 Joost Fanoy has joined BarentsKrans' Antitrust & Public Procurement Practice Group as a senior associate.

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Jaap Bremer appointed partner at BarentsKrans

January 2012. Press Releases by BarentsKrans N.V. (view listing).

The Hague, 3 January 2012 – BarentsKrans has appointed Jaap Bremer as a partner in the IP & Technology practice group, effective as of 1-1-2012. Jaap has been practicing as a lawyer at the The Hague firm since 2008.

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Rogier Duk moves to BarentsKrans and continues practice

January 2012. Press Releases by BarentsKrans N.V. (view listing).

The Hague, December 30, 2011 – Starting 1 January 2012 Rogier Duk joins BarentsKrans. Duk is the undisputed doyen of Dutch labour law. For years Duk has consistently topped the national and international rankings for Dutch labour law specialists.

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Legal Developments in Netherlands

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Dynamic Contracts: Changing employment practices in the digital era

    Digital platforms designed to deliver professional services are changing the European employment landscape as both employers  and workers look for more flexible ways to work.
  • New Late Payments Directive

    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.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    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.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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