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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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22 September 2022

Full steam ahead: despite objections, bill on future of pension system likely to take effect in 2023

Earlier in 2022, following years of preparation, a bill on the future of the Dutch pension system was submitted to parliament. If passed, the new law will introduce several sweeping changes, notably that all future pensions will have to become defined contribution schemes.
22 September 2022

Digital Realty sells partial interest in German and US datacenters to Digital for up to USD 681 million

Digital Realty Trust, LP (NYSE listed) has entered into a sale and contribution agreement with Digital Core REIT (Singapore listed) in respect of interests in two datacenters for up to USD 681 million.
21 September 2022

Dutch competition authority willing to walk the talk on sustainability agreements

By publishing progressive guidance on sustainability agreements, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) has cast the spotlight on the role of competition law in promoting sustainability. Now its practical approach is beginning to reap dividends. Businesses are stepping forward to discuss pro-sustainability initiatives with the ACM where its guidelines are applied. Recently, the ACM declared that an initiative between soft drink suppliers to remove plastic handles and an initiative by garden centres to curtail their suppliers' use of illegal pesticides was not anti-competitive. On the other hand, while the ACM considered a joint marketing initiative for CO2 storage facilities to constitute a restriction of competition, it allowed the collaboration because the sustainable benefits out-weighed the anti-competitive effects. In addition to developing unilateral ESG initiatives, these real-life cases demonstrate opportunities for market participants to conclude sustainability agreements with their competitors.
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We continuously strive for diverse teams - it simply makes us better. Our unique personalities, experiences, and individual perspectives make us sharper and keep us humble. Many of our top business leaders and members of the judiciary come up through our own ranks, and pass our firm from one generation to the next.

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