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. 4 June 2021
Eelco Meerdink in The Dispute Resolution Law Review
The Dispute Resolution Review offers a guide to those who are faced with disputes that frequently cross international boundaries. Eelco wrote the chapter on the Netherlands. It gives an overview of the dispute resolution framework, court procedure and legal practice, as well as recent developments and trends.1 June 2021
Dutch government likely to extend virtual general meeting option to 1 October 2021
The emergency bill on coronavirus-related matters includes temporary facilities to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on various aspects of society. For Dutch companies, the bill includes measures aimed at helping organise and time general meetings amidst the coronavirus pandemic, including the option of holding virtual shareholder meetings.