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, but learning the language or getting used to the Dutch business practices can be at times complicated for foreign corporations. Therefore, a helping hand is often appreciated. The scope of my assistance ranges from assisting in complex tasks, to helping in communication with the Dutch authorities. Recently, I received a […]
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 first have to face a generous amount of paperwork. For instance: every company that is engaged in the professional carriage of goods by road, i.e. every company that transports goods (by road) against payment and by third party order, needs a ‘Eurovergunning’ (Euro permit) in case the carriage takes place […]
January 10, 2017
Good fences make good neighbors – the government’s reaction to cybercrime and the development of technology and the Internet

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 – One of my recent publications is the book written by a prominent Russian attorney Anatoly Kucherena, who has been handling the case of Snowden in Russia. The author has written a book based on the true story of his client Edward Snowden – Time of the Octopus, which has become the basis for the script […]
December 9, 2016
Prejudgment attachment

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 debtor does not get rid of his goods before the creditor can seek actual redress through seizure under a writ of execution, for which a judge must grant a writ of execution. Contrary to what is often thought, prejudgment attachment namely does not lead to immediate satisfaction of the claim. […]
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 register. All UBO’s of a company should be included in the register. As UBO will qualify each natural person that directly or indirectly holds more than 25% of the (share) interest of a company, not being a company listed on the stock market. In the event of failure to establish […]