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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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15 June 2021

Parcom and founders sell majority stake in GoodHabitz to Prosus

De Brauw advised Parcom and GoodHabitz's founders on the sale of a majority stake in GoodHabitz to Prosus. GoodHabitz is a fast-growing provider of online-training for the corporate market with eight offices throughout Europe.
14 June 2021

Recast of the EU Dual-use Regulation set to enter into force on 9 September 2021

On 11 June 2021, the new EU Dual-use Regulation 2021/821 was published in the EU Official Journal, set to replace current Regulation 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual use-items. Often referred to as the Recast, it will enter into force on 9 September 2021. While it introduces additional controls, the Recast is much less ambitious in scope than the European Commission had originally envisaged, particularly in terms of addressing the human rights aspects of export controls and the lack of a level playing field due to differences in interpretation, application and enforcement among the Member States. Even so, it expands the range of general export authorisations available, reducing the administrative burden for exporters of relevant items. Companies involved with dual-use items are recommended to take note of the changes and to assess any implications and benefits that these may have on their business.
10 June 2021

IMCD acquires Shanghai Yuanhe Chemicals in China

De Brauw assisted IMCD in its acquisition of Shanghai Yuanhe Chemicals in China. Shanghai Yuanhe is a specialty coatings, textile and ink solution distributor in China. The acquisition is a strategic move of IMCD into the Chinese coatings market, complementing IMCD's sustainability ambition of its global Coatings & Construction Business Group.The transaction is announced and completed in June 2021.

Much has changed in our 150 years as a firm, but De Brauw has always been a leading, unique and inspiring firm. It is built on the incredible people who delight in succeeding together: building relationships of trust and confidence with our clients and tackling complex matters, the world over.

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If you want to go far - go together

We are incredibly proud of our people, wherever they are. They create and define the culture of De Brauw. We all share the same core qualities: courageous team-players, passionate about what we do, with the grit and curiosity required to get to the best possible result for our client, together.

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. Do you want to join us? We would love to hear from you.

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