January 28, 2019

The New Amendment to the Dutch Trust Offices Supervision Act and the providing of domicile plus

Over the past years the Dutch trust sector has become a highly regulated sector. Trust offices in the Netherlands are under strict supervision. The reason for this is that the […]
May 23, 2018

Cybercrime in the Netherlands

Introduction Some of you probably know that as a hobby I publish books in translation from Eastern European languages into English and Dutch – http://www.glagoslav.com. One of my recent publications […]
March 6, 2018

Email addresses and the scope of the GDPR

On the 25th of May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect. With the instalment of the GDPR, protection of personal data becomes increasingly important. Companies have […]
February 23, 2018

General terms and conditions: what you need to know

When you buy something in a web shop – even before you have had a chance to pay electronically – you are often asked to tick a box by which […]
February 17, 2018

Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures in The Netherlands and in Ukraine

Introduction In our rapidly digitalizing society, the risks with regard to money laundering and terrorist financing become increasingly bigger. For organizations it is important to be aware of these risks. […]
February 7, 2018

Liability of directors in The Netherlands

Introduction Starting a company of your own is an attractive activity for a lot of people and comes with several advantages. However, what (future) entrepreneurs seem to underestimate, is the […]
February 6, 2018

The Dutch Highly Skilled Migrants Scheme 2018

The Dutch labour market is becoming more and more international. The number of international employees within Dutch organisations and businesses grows. For people from outside the European Union it is […]
February 3, 2018

Dutch Immigration Law: Residence Permits and Naturalisation

Introduction Foreigners come to the Netherlands with a specific purpose. They wish to live with their family, or for example come here to work or study. The reason of their […]
January 26, 2018

Cryptocurrency: be aware of the compliance risks

In our rapidly evolving society, cryptocurrency becomes increasingly popular. Currently, there are many types of cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Cryptocurrencies are exclusively digital, and the currencies and […]
September 2, 2017

Compliance in the Dutch legal sector

The bureaucratic pain in the neck called “compliance” Introduction With the introduction of the Dutch Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act (Wwft) and the changes that have since been made […]
August 30, 2017

The Act on the electronic filing in commercial registers: how the government moves with the times

Introduction Helping international clients that have a business in the Netherlands is part of my daily practice. After all, the Netherlands is a great country to conduct a business in, […]
June 10, 2017

Starting a transport company? Here is what you should know!

Introduction Anyone who wishes to establish a transport company, will have to be aware of the fact that this cannot be done overnight. Before starting a transport company, one will […]
January 10, 2017

Good fences make good neighbors – the government’s reaction to cybercrime and the development of technology and the Internet

Introduction Some of you probably know that as a hobby I publish books in translation from Eastern European languages into English and Dutch – http://www.glagoslav.com. One of my recent publications […]
December 9, 2016

Prejudgment attachment

Prejudgment attachment: provisional security in case of a non-paying party Prejudgment attachment can be seen as a preservative, temporary form of attachment. Prejudgment attachment can serve to ensure that the […]
May 6, 2016

The UBO-register: the fear of every UBO?

1. Introduction On May 20, 2015 the European Parliament adopted the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. On the basis of this Directive, every member state is obliged to establish a UBO […]