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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    The impact of COVID-19 on project finance in the Netherlands – keep the lenders informed at all times
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-project-finance-in-the-netherlands-keep-the-lenders-informed-at-all-times

    As countries shut borders, advise against travel and lock down entire countries, each segment of the economy will be affected by the consequences. COVID-19 will also have an impact on project finance facility agreement. ...

  3. Legal news
    18 February 2019
    Netherlands: Implementation date of PSD2
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/implementation-date-psd2-in-the-netherlands

    The Dutch Senate approved the legislative proposal transposing the second Payment Services Directive (Directive 2015/2366 – PSD2) into Dutch law on 4 December 2018. At that time, it was expected that the effective date ...

  4. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    Dutch Data Protection Authority warns banks to refrain from using transactional data for direct marketing purposes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-data-protection-authority-warns-banks-to-refrain-from-using-transactional-data

    In this client alert we discuss the recent letter from Dutch Data Protection Authority calling out to banks to reconsider any plans they may have to use personal data in transactional data for direct marketing purposes, ...

  5. Legal news
    02 August 2019
    No licensing requirement for providers of crypto exchanges and crypto wallets in the Netherlands
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/no-licensing-requirement-for-providers-of-crypto-exchanges-and-crypto-wallets-in-the-netherlands

    On 2 July 2019, the Dutch Minister of Finance (the Minister) submitted the bill to implement the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive 2018/843 - 5th AMLD) and to amend – particularly - the Dutch Money ...

  6. Legal news
    15 June 2018
    Screening of FDI - EU and national developments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/screening-of-fdi-eu-and-national-developments

    Currently, certain European Union ('EU') Member States (see the map below) maintain screening mechanisms for foreign direct investment ('FDI'). FDI can be described as non-EU persons or entities setting up or purchasing ...

  7. Legal news
    09 December 2019
    Dutch regulators consult in parallel about the online decision-making processes
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/dutch-regulators-consult-in-parallel-about-the-online-decision-making-processes

    Recently, two separate consultations were launched by regulators about the online decision-making environment. This refers to the way in which a website is designed to sell products or services. The consultations are ...

  8. Legal news
    03 December 2020
    Dutch regulator calls for tighter regulation of Big Techs in payment market study
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/dutch-regulator-calls-for-tighter-regulation-of-big-techs-in-payment-market-study

    On 1 December 2020, the Dutch competition authority (ACM) published its long-awaited report on the role of major technology firms (Big Techs) in the payment market. The publication of the report was expected in the ...

  9. Legal news
    23 October 2019
    Dutch competition authority announces investigation into big techs entering Dutch payment market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/dutch-competition-authority-announces-investigation-into-big-techs-entering-dutch-payment-market

    On 22 October 2019, the Dutch competition authority (Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM)) launched a market study into the activities of the major tech firms (Big Techs) such as Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook on ...

  10. Legal news
    20 December 2018
    Dutch Legislator proposes licence requirement for crypto currency exchanges and crypto wallet providers under anti-money laundering legislation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/netherlands/dutch-legislator-proposes-licence-requirement-for-crypto-currency-exchanges

    The Dutch legislator published a draft legislative proposal implementing the AMLD5 into Dutch law for consultation on 11 December 2018. Market parties can submit their views until 15 January 2019.