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    COVID-19: Van Doorne is at your service

    Our specialists are at your service in these challenging times. Here you will find answers to questions about the coronavirus (Covid-19) that have been asked a lot.
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    Van Doorne opts for strategic expansion Corporate law practice with a new team Strong (international) focus on tech-M&A, private equity and venture capital

    Van Doorne will have a reinforcement of M&A specialists at its disposal as of 1 September. This summer Meltem Koning-Gungormez (1981) was appointed as a new partner, as were three talented employees from her team: Michiel Melief, Hanne van 't Klooster and Frederiek Maessen.
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    'Dockers clause' potentially contrary to competition law

    Recently, the court of Rotterdam concluded that the Non-Seafarers Work Clause, also known as the Dockers' clause, which is included in many employment contracts of seafarers, is potentially in breach of competition law.
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    Steps organisations need to take for international data transfers following the Schrems II ruling

    The historic decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (Court) in Schrems II of 16 July 2020 has profound consequences on international data transfers.
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    More on transferability and assignability of banks’ claims to non-banks and related duties of care

    A short update further to my contribution 'The Ceberus Van Lanschot NPL Sage continued – Attorney General: Assignment of loans to a non-bank entity is allowed, but duties op care apply' on this topic of 9 June 2020 last.
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    Proposal on exit-tax for Dutch dividend withholding tax in case of certain cross-border reorganisations

    On 10 July 2020, an opposition member of the parliament submitted a legislative proposal to introduce an exit-tax for Dutch dividend withholding tax purposes in case of cross-border reorganisations such as mergers, demergers, migrations and share-for-share exchanges. The exit tax consists of a 15% dividend withholding tax levy on the profit reserves available immediately prior to the reorganisation. 
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    Entry into force of the UBO register

    The UBO Registration Implementation Act (the "Act") was adopted by the Senate this week (23 June 2020). As a result, companies and other legal entities established in the Netherlands are obliged to register information about their ultimate beneficial owner(s) (UBOs) in the Dutch trade register. Existing and already registered entities are subject to a transitional period of 18 months. They must therefore have registered the information concerning their ultimate beneficial owner(s) with the Dutch trade register within 1.5 years after the date the Act became effective. Entities established after the date the Act became effective must register the information on the ultimate beneficial owner(s) upon their first registration in the Dutch trade register.
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