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Ruling from the European Court of Justice: per element approach allowed outside tax entity in cross-border situations with the EU

Ruling from the European Court of Justice: per element approach allowed outside tax entity in cross-border situations with the EU

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) rendered a ruling on 22 February 2018 concerning the Dutch tax concept of “tax entity”. It concerned the application of Section 10a of the Corporation Tax Act 1969 (“Vpb”) in relation to the freedom of establishment that applies in EU law. What is the ... Read More »

New European Insolvency Regulation

New European Insolvency Regulation

The new European Insolvency Regulation increases the chances for companies to avoid insolvency through restructuring using an autonomous approach. Innovations are available for SMEs as well as for corporations. In the European judicial system, insolvency proceedings have been coordinated and regulated based on the European Insolvency Regulation since 2002. Once ... Read More »

Penalty fees in the UAE

Penalty fees in the UAE

The UAE’s Ministry of Economy enforces existing statutory dual licensing of non-independent branch offices. Contrary to the existing 20-year administrative practice of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, companies now face penalties. Until recently, it was possible to license and operate non-independent branch offices of companies located in ... Read More »

Revocation of an appointment to the management board based on a withdrawal of confidence

Revocation of an appointment to the management board based on a withdrawal of confidence

The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) judged previously disputed legal questions regarding the dismissal of a management board member based on a withdrawal of confidence by the annual general meeting in favor of the shareholders. The withdrawal of confidence does not have to be explained. A corresponding resolution of the ... Read More »

Brussels International Business Court

Brussels International Business Court

The Belgian government has announced plans to create a new Brussels International Business Court (BIBC) which would deal exclusively with international business disputes. The novelty lies in the fact that all proceedings and the judgments of the BIBC would be in English. The BIBC would be a one stop shop ... Read More »

Factors to be borne in mind when including standard terms and conditions in international legal transactions

Factors to be borne in mind when including standard terms and conditions in international legal transactions

Every day, countless purchase agreements are concluded around the world, between parties from different countries. To harmonise the rules applicable to those purchase agreements, many countries have signed up to the UN Sales Convention (CISG). There are currently 84 signatory countries, ranging from Albania to Zambia. The Netherlands and Germany ... Read More »

Trademark Protection for Medical Practices and Hospitals

Trademark Protection for Medical Practices and Hospitals

University hospitals, hospitals, and medical practitioners in community practices are increasingly concerned with their own placement in the market. If they want to act economically, it is necessary to sell not only the necessary medical care, but also additional offerings, which are often common in wellness treatment centers. Hospitals, medical ... Read More »

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