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Reduction of partial transition compensation for working hours by Supreme Court

By Lucas Hoogervorst, Maureem in Poel The Supreme Court ruled last Friday that, in short, a partial amendment of an existing employment contract in circumstances that have to be borne by the employer, may result in the payment of a partial transition payment. This concerns the special case that, due to circumstances, is forced to proceed […]

Prinsjesdag- Tax plan 2019

The government submitted the Tax Plan 2019 and related legislative proposals to the House of Representatives. A number of parts of these legislative proposals that may be relevant include: 1. Change of rates in corporation tax, income tax and VAT 2. Limiting depreciation possibilities buildings in own use 3. Limitation periods for loss settlement in corporation […]

Prinsjesdag 2018- Indirect taxes

The government submitted the Tax Plan 2019 and related legislative proposals to the House of Representatives. A number of elements of these legislative proposals that may be relevant include: 1. Increased VAT rate reduced from 6% to 9% 2. Extension of VAT sports exemption 3. Implementation E-commerce Directive 4. Modernization small entrepreneur scheme

2019 Dutch budget

The 2019 Dutch Budget (the Budget) includes a proposal to abolish the existing dividend withholding tax, replacing it with a withholding tax on dividend payments to related entities in low-tax jurisdictions and in cases of abuse as of 1 January 2020. In a separate proposal, implementing the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD1) new rules are […]

Developments in the Swiss securitisation market in 2017-18

By Lukas Wyss In July 2017, BMW (Schweiz) AG closed a new public Swiss auto lease ABS transaction. The transaction features the issuance of €325m Class A Floating Rate Notes via BMW’s Luxembourg platform Bavarian Sky Europe S.A. (acting in respect of its Compartment Swiss Auto Leases 2). This was one of the first Swiss public […]

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How could any legal practice that wants to attract the young, thrusting professionals of the third millennium stick by a reward system which has the words “lock” and “step” at its heart? What do they suggest to you? Visions of hours behind tightly-locked City doors completing the years necessary to climb each step of a […]

National courts set to get European role

NATIONAL courts will be given a greater role in untangling disputes involving European law if proposals made by European Commission president Romano Prodi are taken forward by EU ministers. Prodi has voiced concern about the lengthening “excessive” delays for European Court of Justice cases to come to judgment. The average wait is 21 months, with […]

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Lariam claims discontinued

I refer to the claims section of the 21 February edition of The Lawyer on page 25. You report that a woman named Rebecca Shaw has launched proceedings against her doctor and Roche Products in connection with the anti-malarial drug Lariam. However, Shaw discontinued her claim approximately two years ago. What has happened is that […]

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