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  1. Legal news
    20 January 2020
    Applying for an online gambling licence in the Netherlands: delayed, but licencing conditions explained

    The Dutch Gambling Authority has recently provided a general explanation of the conditions applicable to operators applying for an online gambling licence in the Netherlands. Furthermore, it recently became clear that ...

  2. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    Online gambling in the Netherlands: important updates on licences and advertising

    Recently, the Remote Gambling Decree was submitted to the Dutch parliament, accompanied by two letters answering questions raised in the previous parliamentary debates relating to the plans to extend the cooling-off ...

  3. Legal news
    27 July 2020
    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 ...

  4. Legal news
    19 July 2020
    Netherlands: Dutch Gambling Update - 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 ...

  5. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    Dutch District Court annuls first ministerial merger licence (PostNL/Sandd)

    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 ...

  6. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    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 ...

  7. Legal news
    27 February 2020
    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 ...

  8. Legal news
    31 March 2020
    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?

  9. Legal news
    18 June 2020
    Screening of FDI – Dutch developments (part I)

    The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs announced that the Netherlands will introduce FDI screening for foreign direct investments in sensitive sectors in order to safeguard the national security.

  10. Legal news
    29 June 2020
    Travel Webinar in The Hague

    In collaboration with our UK office, Bird & Bird The Hague recently hosted an Online Travel Platform webinar.