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  1. Legal news
    04 May 2020
    Why 'Dutch panic' surrounding PSD2 & GDPR interplay may be an overreaction
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/why-dutch-panic-surrounding-psd2-and-gdpr-interplay-may-be-an-overreaction

    Earlier this year, Dutch data protection agency De Autoriteit Persoonsgegeven launched an investigation into whether fintech companies in the Netherlands are correctly collecting personal data under PSD2, and whether ...

  2. Legal news
    06 May 2020
    Temporary Measures Dutch Corporate Law – A high level overview
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/temporary-measures-dutch-corporate-law--a-high-level-overview

    On 21 April 2020 in view of the COVID-19 outbreak the Dutch Parliament approved the “Temporary act COVID-19 Justice and Security” (Tijdelijke wet COVID-19 Justitie en Veiligheid) (the COVID-19 Act).

  3. Legal news
    06 October 2020
    Dutch Franchise Act update: getting ready for 1 January 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/dutch-franchise-act-update-getting-ready-for-1-january-2021

    In all likelihood, the new Dutch Franchise Act will apply as of 1 January 2021. National and international franchising businesses have been busy getting ready for the implementation of the relevant requirements into ...

  4. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    Amsterdam Court of Appeal rules online platform Funda did not abuse its dominant position
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/amsterdam-court-of-appeal-rules-online-platform-funda-did-not-abuse-its-dominant-position

    Dominant online platforms are increasingly scrutinized from a competition law perspective by regulators, politicians, customers and competitors. A recent judgment by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal fits well into this ...

  5. Legal news
    31 March 2020
    Can you stop paying your office rent during the Coronavirus crisis in the Netherlands?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/can-you-stop-paying-your-office-rent-during-the-coronavirus-crisis-in-the-netherlands

    Like all entrepreneurs right now, you will be wondering what measures you can take to get through this crisis. For many companies, after labour costs, housing is the largest expenditure. . Can you stop paying your rent?

  6. Legal news
    27 February 2020
    Dutch Data Protection Authority investigates account information service providers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/dutch-data-protection-authority-investigates-account-information-service-providers

    On Monday 24th February, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, AP) communicated that it had initiated investigations into Dutch companies holding a PSD2 authorisation to access and process ...

  7. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Pon/NS: applying behavioural remedies to digital platforms in the context of a merger
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/pon-ns-applying-behavioural-remedies-to-digital-platforms-in-the-context-of-a-merger

    On 20 May 2020 the Dutch competition authority (“ACM”) conditionally cleared a new joint venture between transport company Pon Netherlands B.V. (“Pon”) and Dutch rail operator NS Groep N.V. (“NS”) creating a Mobility as ...

  8. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    Dutch District Court annuls first ministerial merger licence (PostNL/Sandd)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/dutch-district-court-annuls-first-ministerial-merger-licence

    On 11 June 2020, the District Court of Rotterdam (‘District Court’) annulled the decision of the Minister of Economic Affairs & Climate (‘Minister’) to grant a licence for the acquisition of rival post operator Sandd by ...

  9. Legal news
    19 July 2020
    Netherlands: Dutch Gambling Update - Further details and possible delay of Dutch Online Gambling Bill
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/further-details-and-possible-delay-of-dutch-online-gambling-bill

    The Dutch Parliament adopted several motions on the implementation of the Remote Gambling Decree, indicating that the entry into force of the Remote Gambling Bill may be delayed for a couple months due to impact of ...

  10. Legal news
    27 July 2020
    Dutch competition authority offers more leeway for environmental sustainability initiatives
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/dutch-competition-authority-offers-more-leeway-for-environmental-sustainability-initiatives

    n 9 July 2020 the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (‘ACM’) published its draft sustainability guidelines (‘Draft Guidelines’) containing ACM’s proposed approach of assessing the compatibility of ...