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BARBARA STROZZILAAN 101, AMSTERDAM 1083, NETHERLANDS
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Work 0031 20 240 27 60
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Fax +31 20 240 2769
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Web:
www.shearwaters.nl

CLIENT: CEO

COMPANY/FIRM: Global player in paper manufacturing

TESTIMONIAL: "Business oriented, pleasant and factual."


CLIENT: Legal counsel

COMPANY/FIRM: Globally active retail company

TESTIMONIAL: "Creative in finding solutions."


CLIENT: Director/CEO

COMPANY/FIRM: A global leader in agriculture and energy business

TESTIMONIAL: "The team was able to package the advice in such a way that we could easily forward it to other departments in our company. There was no legalese and it was very clear. It really understands us and our commercial drivers."


CLIENT: In house counsel

COMPANY/FIRM: Listed company

TESTIMONIAL: "The lawyers have a good understanding of M&A and how that translates to the Dutch employment situation. Quick turnaround, clear communications and guidance."


CLIENT: CEO

COMPANY/FIRM: Listed company

TESTIMONIAL: "An excellent team with a business-oriented rather than a minimalistic legal view, which helps the transaction."


TESTIMONIAL: Martijn van Broeckhuijsen recently formed employment boutique Shearwaters. He advises on the employment aspects of M&A deals and executive contracts. Clients say: "He really wants to represent you and to help you. He has that drive". He advised Novartis on the Dutch works council negotiations involved in its USD23.1 billion restructuring and deals with GlaxoSmithKline.


TESTIMONIAL: During her tenure at Baker McKenzie Karin Bodewes was widely recognized by top legal directories, including The Legal 500 (EMEA), Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and Best Lawyers. She was also named a leading practitioner in the "Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law" and the "Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers".

Legal Developments in Netherlands

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  • 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 ‚ÄúCommission‚ÄĚ) 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
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    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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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD