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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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    From the frontline - Some points often overlooked in CREF termsheets Van Doorne's Commercial Real Estate Finance Team – Dutch CREF Blog

    With the usual focus on getting to documentation phase and getting the deal done, financiers may overlook or occasionally perhaps avoid discussing certain loan terms with borrowers in more detail at termsheet phase. Experience shows though that paying more attention to these particular loan conditions, so that parties are already on the same page as to what exactly is required at termsheet phase, tends to ultimately save time on extensive negotiations during documentation phase and manage borrowers’ expectations. In this blog we will highlight a number of items which we often see overlooked at tersmheet phase, highlighting the importance of paying particular attention to the items sooner rather than later. At least a number of these may seem obvious, but are nevertheless often not dealt with. On that basis, we have listed our top seven (in random order) below. We would be interested in learning from your experience as well, so your feedback and additions are most welcome.
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    More room for joint sustainability initiatives

    The realisation of large sustainability projects often requires various market players to work together. Examples include cooperation between energy companies to stimulate the Dutch hydrogen economy by building hydrogen infrastructure or an electrolyser; cooperation between various stakeholders in the Regional Energy Strategies to implement agreements made under the Climate Agreement (such as heat transition in built-up areas) and cooperation within the large-scale Carbon Capture (Utilisation) and Storage projects ('CC(U)S') to achieve CO₂ savings (and CO₂ use) in the industry. However, cooperation between market players is not without competition law risks.
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    Energy practice Van Doorne gets boost with the appointment of partner Léone Klapwijk

    From 1 October, Van Doorne strengthened its position as a leading advisor within the energy industry with the arrival of partner Léone Klapwijk (1979). She completes the three-legged structure for a solid energy practice: regulatory, transactional and litigation.
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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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