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  1. Legal news
    10 October 2019
    Franchising in the Netherlands; legislation up ahead
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/netherlands/franchising-in-the-netherlands

    At present, no franchising-specific laws exist in the Netherlands. However, draft legislation is upcoming and expected to be presented to Parliament this quarter. We outline the current draft proposal and points to be ...

  2. Legal news
    16 March 2021
    Amsterdam Court of Appeal accepts jurisdiction in damages claim concerning abuse of dominance case on the Greek beer market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/netherlands/amsterdam-court-of-appeal-accepts-jurisdiction-in-damages-claim

    On 16 February 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal) reversed a judgment of the Amsterdam District Court (District Court) in which the District Court declined jurisdiction in the damage claims brought by ...

  3. Legal news
    20 February 2020
    Dutch Franchise Act bill submitted to the House of Representatives
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/dutch-franchise-act-bill-submitted-to-the-house-of-representatives

    The Dutch Franchise Act bill was submitted to the House of Representatives in the Netherlands on 10 February 2020. This filing follows an internet consultation at the beginning of 2019 and the opinion of the Council ...

  4. Legal news
    30 June 2020
    Update Dutch Franchise Act: Franchise Act passed by the Upper House of Parliament
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/netherlands/franchise-act-passed-by-the-upper-house-of-parliament

    On 30 June 2020, the Upper House of Parliament voted in favour of the new Franchise Act, meaning it has now passed the entire legislative process.

  5. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    Possible amendment of the Dutch Trading Hours Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/netherlands/possible-amendment-of-the-dutch-trading-hours-act

    Roelien van Neck and Tessa van den Ende look at what a possible amendment to the Dutch Trading Hours Act would mean for retail and consumer businesses.

  6. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    Dutch regulator publishes final Guidelines regarding Sustainability Claims
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/netherlands/dutch-regulator-publishes-final-guidelines-regarding-sustainability-claims

    Sustainability plays an increasingly important role for companies and consumers when selling or buying products and services. To promote the development of markets for sustainable products and services, the Dutch ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Legal news
    15 April 2021
    DAC7 – Reporting obligations for digital platform operators
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/belgium/belgium-dac7-reporting-obligations-for-digital-platform-operators

    On 22 March 2021, the EU Council adopted a seventh Directive on Administrative Cooperation between EU Member States in the field of taxation (2021/514/EU) (“DAC7”). It imposes digital platform operators to collect and ...

  9. Legal news
    01 March 2019
    Talking Shop February 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/talking-shop-february-2019

    Welcome to the February edition of our Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up. This newsletter focuses on key news and updates for retail and consumer-facing businesses around the world.