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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 7

Osborne Clarke

β€˜Highly talented, pragmatic’ healthcare and life sciences expert Herke van Hulst joined Osborne Clarke from Clifford Chance in December 2015. Practice head Cristine Brinkman is β€˜highly capable, very creative and solution-driven’, and has β€˜great acumen’. Clients include Terumo Corporation and Gilde Healthcare.

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Employment - ranked: tier 3

Osborne Clarke

The β€˜accessible, proactive’ team at Osborne Clarke is headed by Jorgo Tsiris, with support from senior associate Marije Stiebner Bergman. Clients include Picsolve International and Embraer. Marita Hoogeveen left the firm.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke’s IP practice excels in retail, digital business, media and advertising work. Litigator Jeroen Bedaux is recommended.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Industry focus: IT - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke’s practice head is Jeroen Lub, whose clients include UBM and Facebook. Johannes de Jong, who recently joined from AFM, combines IT and financial regulatory matters.

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Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 3

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke’s β€˜very pragmatic’ team is β€˜great to work with’. Clients include HEMA, Foot Locker Retail, Esprit Europe and new client Jumbo Supermarkten. Senior associate Paul Brouwer is a β€˜strong’ litigator. Commercial litigation specialist Jeroen Bedaux has extensive experience in the retail sector. Michiel Odink left to establish his own boutique.

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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 β€œCommission”) 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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  • 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