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KPN acquires internet service provider Solcon

BarentsKrans acted as legal cousel to KPN in their acquisition of ‘Solcon Internetdiensten’, a Dutch provider of internet, (mobile) telephony, hosting television and secure email services for both individuals and companies. Legal advisors were as follows: Lawyers Michiel Martin Thomas van Hövell tot Westervlier Nicole Bokern Civil-law notaries Lisanne Vissers Robert-Jan Zwaan Jeffrey Koenecke We
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Canon The Netherlands acquires Nokavision software

Canon The Netherlands N.V. acquires all shares in the capital of Nokavision Software B.V.; a Value Added Reseller of OpenText Streamserve and Mendix, specialised in Customer Communication Management (CCM). The acquisition will allow Canon The Netherlands to grow in the full digital CCM arena and become the biggest CCM system integrator. A team of BarentsKrans acted as legal counsel to Canon
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Pharma update: long-awaited final relief judgment on enforcement second medical use patent

In its final relief judgement of 5 April 2017 in Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Europe) B.V. (“Sun“) v. Novartis et al. (“Novartis”), the District Court of The Hague ruled that Sun has directly infringed Novartis’ second medical use patent EP 1 296 689 (EP ‘689) which relates to the treatment of osteoporosis. Previously, in its interim
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Advanced Safety Technologies acquires shares of Alt Technologies

On 24 March 2017 Advanced Safety Technologies B.V. acquired all issued shares of Alt Technologies Holding B.V. from the sellers Standard Investment and management. The Alt Technologies group is engaged in the business of supplying covers, wraps and seals for airbag systems, as well as labels for the automotive and durable goods industries. BarentsKrans acted as legal
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Infotheek Group strengthens European position with two acquisitions

Added Dimension and GHS are now part of a fast growing IT company. Infotheek Group (Leiden) strengthens its position on the European market through the acquisition of the British entity Added Dimension and the Dutch-Polish entity Global Hardware Solutions. With the acquisitions, the market leader in new, end-of-life and refurbished IT products, further expands its position as
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Obligation to include foreign workers in a Dutch pension fund?

A Dutch court recently ruled that foreign (EU) employers who temporarily post workers in the Netherlands must participate in certain industry pension funds. This ruling has particular relevance for EU companies active in cross-border transport and construction projects. The court held that a Cypriote transport company, which had its drivers working temporarily in the Netherlands,
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