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Legal 500: splendid results for BarentsKrans

Legal 500 has published the 2021 rankings. The publication ranked BarentsKrans as a Top Tier Firm in Employment and Commercial Litigation. We also entered Tier 3 with Environment and Planning. Legal 500 is one of the most prominent guides on the international legal profession. Below you will find an overview of our rankings in the
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Dutch Supreme Court confirms possibility to change the priority of rights of pledge (without releasing them)

On 9 April 2021, the Dutch Supreme Court has confirmed the possibility to change the priority of rights of pledge (pandrechten) in deviation of the prior tempore rule. A change to the priority of rights of mortgage (hypotheekrechten) (in relation to earlier vested rights of mortgage or rights in rem) is explicitly stated in the
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The first court rulings on the new Dutch Restructuring Act

Since 1 January 2021, a formal Dutch pre-insolvency arrangement is made available with the implementation of the Act on Court Confirmation of Extrajudicial Restructuring Plans (in Dutch: Wet Homologatie onderhands akkoord ter voorkoming van faillissement, “WHOA”), also known as the Dutch Scheme. It provides a restructuring tool to prevent insolvency of (partly) viable companies or
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The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) identify best practices for alternative interest rate benchmarks

From 1 January 2022 onwards, the Benchmark Regulation (2016/1011/EU) will be directly applicable in each member state of the European Union. As a result, certain crucial interest rate benchmarks, such as EURIBOR, LIBOR and EONIA, shall not be admissible in its current form. From that point on, new financial agreements and, in principle, also existing
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Crestline investors provides growth financing to Quintes

Crestline Investors, Inc, an institutional alternative asset manager announces a refinancing and acquisition facility of Quintes Holding BV, an insurance intermediary business based in the Netherlands. Quintes will use the acquisition facility to scale up its business-to-business portfolio in the non-Randstad regions of the Netherlands. In this investment, Crestline has teamed up with Dutch asset
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