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    COVID-19: Van Doorne is at your service

    Our specialists are at your service in these challenging times. Here you will find answers to questions about the coronavirus (Covid-19) that have been asked a lot.
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    House of Representatives approves bill for the introduction of a pre-insolvency composition

    The Dutch House of Representatives approved the bill for the introduction of a pre-insolvency composition (the so-called: "Dutch Scheme") with a view to entry into force on 1 July 2020.
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    Extension of the NOW 1.0 with the NOW 2.0

    The Minister of Social Affairs and Employment announced on 20 May 2020 that the Dutch Emergency Fund Bridging Employment, known as the NOW (Noodmaatregel overbrugging voor behoud van werkgelegenheid), will be extended to cover the months of June, July and August 2020 in the form of the NOW 2.0. The Minister also announced some amendments to the NOW 1.0, which covers the months of March, April and May 2020. Please find a link to our article on the NOW 1.0 here. Below you will find the relevant differences between the NOW 1.0 and the NOW 2.0 and the amendments to be made to the NOW 1.0.
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    Employment Law Podcast: Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (NOW)

    On 31 March 2020 the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (Noodmaatregel Overbrugging Werkgelegenheid in Dutch) was announced. The NOW is part of a package of exceptional economic measures taken by the Dutch government because of COVID-19 (the coronavirus). In this podcast, employment lawyers Els de Wind and Cara Pronk explain and discuss the NOW that came into effect on 2 April 2020, taking into account the changes made to the scheme on 4 April 2020.
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    COVID-19: 8 questions from our international commercial real estate lender and borrower client base answered

    Over the past weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on peoples’ lives. Various aspects of the economy have also been affected, some in a severe way.
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    Dutch government proposes cooling-off period for listed companies Our recommendations

    On 7 December 2018, the Dutch Department of Justice launched a consultation on a Draft Bill on a Cooling-off Period for Listed Companies. The proposed Bill is intended to allow the management board of a listed Dutch public limited company, when confronted with a hostile takeover bid or shareholder activism, to fend off such insurgent parties for a period of up to 250 days.  Download Cooling-off recommendations
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