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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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    The Cerberus Van Lanschot NPL Saga continued - Attorney General: Assignment of loans to a non-bank entity is allowed, but duties of care apply

    Market parties with an interest in the Dutch non- and sub-performing loan market and their advisors have been awaiting the Dutch Supreme Court judgement in the latest episode of the Cerberus Van Lanschot saga for some time now. The questions put before the Dutch Supreme Court concerning the transferability of bank’s claims to non-banks and the duties of care imposed on sellers and buyers of such receivables are of interest to sellers and buyers of non- and sub-performing bank loans alike.
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    House of Representatives approves bill for the introduction of a pre-insolvency composition

    The Dutch House of Representatives approved the bill for the introduction of a pre-insolvency composition (the so-called: "Dutch Scheme") with a view to entry into force on 1 July 2020.
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    Extension of the NOW 1.0 with the NOW 2.0

    The Minister of Social Affairs and Employment announced on 20 May 2020 that the Dutch Emergency Fund Bridging Employment, known as the NOW (Noodmaatregel overbrugging voor behoud van werkgelegenheid), will be extended to cover the months of June, July and August 2020 in the form of the NOW 2.0. The Minister also announced some amendments to the NOW 1.0, which covers the months of March, April and May 2020. Please find a link to our article on the NOW 1.0 here. Below you will find the relevant differences between the NOW 1.0 and the NOW 2.0 and the amendments to be made to the NOW 1.0.
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    Employment Law Podcast: Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (NOW)

    On 31 March 2020 the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (Noodmaatregel Overbrugging Werkgelegenheid in Dutch) was announced. The NOW is part of a package of exceptional economic measures taken by the Dutch government because of COVID-19 (the coronavirus). In this podcast, employment lawyers Els de Wind and Cara Pronk explain and discuss the NOW that came into effect on 2 April 2020, taking into account the changes made to the scheme on 4 April 2020.
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    COVID-19: 8 questions from our international commercial real estate lender and borrower client base answered

    Over the past weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on peoples’ lives. Various aspects of the economy have also been affected, some in a severe way.
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