De Brauw has been intensively involved in the drafting of this legislative proposal from the very beginning. Ruud Hermans and Reinout Vriesendorp drew up a proposal in 2013 that significantly influenced the draft bill as submitted for public consultation.
The next step is for the Minister to send the draft bill – most likely in amended form – to the Council of State for advice. The draft bill will then be submitted to parliament for debate and the likely date of entry into force is 1 January 2016.
Click here to read De Brauw’s consultation feedback on debrauw.com/wco2, a microsite dedicated to the draft bill. It provides insights into the new legislation, materials from a seminar that De Brauw organised about it, additional De Brauw coverage and materials and coverage by others.