Social Responsibility at Van Doorne: tomorrow’s leaders to the North Pole >>
In addition to legal excellence, Van Doorne is committed to its social responsibility. We believe it is important to make a contribution to society by means of our knowledge and expertise. To that end, we encourage our firm’s social responsibility both internally and externally. Van Doorne is proud, for example, that one of the firm’s attorneys, Sjoerd Kamerbeek, is a winner of the leadership challenge of the sustainability platform Nudge. It is a prestigious leadership and sustainability contest for tomorrow’s leaders. Sjoerd and the other winners left for the North Pole on Wednesday 27 February 2013, to work on a climate change awareness plan.
Europe prepares for the new Privacy Regulation >>
Exactly one year ago, the European Commission published its legislative proposal for the new Privacy Regulation. Although the proposal still needs to be adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers, it is already clear that companies and public authorities are facing increasingly stringent privacy rules.
Dutch Management and Supervision Act >>
On 1 January 2013 the Management and Supervision Act (the "Act") came into force in the Netherlands. The Act introduces - amongst others - statutory provisions for the one-tier board. The Act is applicable to public companies ("NV"), private companies with limited liability ("BV") and foundations.
Van Doorne appoints privacy expert Elisabeth Thole as Counsel >>
Elisabeth Thole (1964), head of Van Doorne’s Privacy Team, has been appointed Counsel at Van Doorne as from 1 January 2013. Elisabeth specialises in making companies and government bodies privacy compliant. Together with her team, she advises clients on privacy-related matters. Her team also represents clients in proceedings before the Netherlands Independent Telecommunications and Post Authority (OPTA), the Dutch Data Protection Authority (CBP) and the civil court.
Worsened market conditions: development plans at risk? >>
The Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State recently rendered an interesting interlocutory decision regarding the validity of research in the context of the reasoned planning exemption in respect of a zoning plan. This decision may have significant consequences.
Van Doorne advises property investor WDP >>
Logistics property investor WDP is taking over Pon’s distribution centre for 26 million euro. Pon is currently engaged in a full renovation and new construction of this building, situated in Barneveld, comprising 30,000 square metres in total.