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De Brauw is known as the leading international law firm in the Netherlands.

Rooted deeply in the Dutch tradition of problem-solving and innovation, we offer high-end legal advice in corporate transactions, disputes and regulatory enforcement.

Our lawyers are widely recognised as leaders in their fields. Together, we form a strong collective, representing our clients, relentlessly pursuing excellence.

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29 February 2024

EU revises Market Definition Notice: shaping and re-shaping digital markets

In the ever-evolving digital markets landscape, the European Commission has continually refined its approach to defining relevant markets, especially concerning multi-sided platforms and digital ecosystems. The Commission's release of the Revised Market Definition Notice in February 2024 marks another significant step in this ongoing process, aiming to adapt to the dynamics of these fast-moving markets. In this article, we explore the key updates outlined in the notice and its implications for defining relevant markets in the context of multi-sided platforms and digital ecosystems, drawing insights from pertinent cases.
29 February 2024

EU plans revamp of FDI rules: what you need to know

The European Commission unveiled a proposal on 24 January 2024 aimed at revamping the current European framework for screening foreign direct investments (FDI), signalling new requirements for member states. The initiative is part of a package of five measures seeking to strengthen the EU's economic security at a time of growing geopolitical tensions and profound technological shifts. The Proposed FDI Screening Regulation is in a more advanced stage than the remaining four initiatives. These include white papers – on export controls, outbound investment and enhancing R&D support for technologies with dual-use potential – and a proposal for a Council recommendation on enhancing research security. Businesses and investors entering or expanding in the EU market must take heed of the rapidly changing regulatory environment, especially regarding investments in critical infrastructure, sensitive technology and other areas that are important to the EU's economic security.
29 February 2024

Adoption of Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive no longer likely

After two years of negotiating the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), this proposed directive may not reach the finish line.
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