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May 3, 2024
IP & Technology Pharma & Regulatory

Pharma Alert | Novartis/Pharmathen decision confirmed on appeal

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April 29, 2024
Employment Law

Producer of soja based meat substitute products falls within scope rules of the mandatory pension fund for convenience products

Dutch Supreme Court upholds Appeal Court’s ruling that producer of soja based meat substitute products falls within scope rules of the mandatory pension fund for convenience products, because their meat replacing products qualify as hamburgers, meat balls or ‘frikandellen’.
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March 28, 2024
Employment Law

Netherlands: restrictions on restrictive covenants

On 4 March 2024, the Dutch (outgoing) cabinet presented a bill to tighten the rules around non-compete clauses in employment contracts.
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February 8, 2024
Employment Law

Recap of Dutch Supreme Court rulings on vacation law from 2023

During 2023 the Dutch Supreme Court issued three principal rulings on vacation law. This article provides an overview of the highlights.
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January 15, 2024
Employment Law

2023 employment round-up

A labour market reform was announced in 2022. A major part of it would be worked out in 2023. 2023 was therefore a year eagerly awaited. On 7 July 2023, Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s cabinet fell. With that, these plans were in jeopardy and Dutch citizens had to go to the polls for national elections. At the time of writing this article, no government has yet been formed, so it is not yet clear what will happen to the reform…
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December 7, 2023
Employment Law

Waiver non-compete in exchange for payment: Dutch court slams employer

The Dutch regulations that govern non-compete clauses are employer friendly. There are no conditions for validity, other than that the clause must be completed in writing with an employee of age.
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September 19, 2023
ESG

Sustainability reporting: the ESRS reporting standards

To ensure an uniform application, the CSRD requires companies to follow the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). Where the CSRD prescribes the who, what, where and when of reporting, the ESRS prescribes in detail how to report. In this blog, we take a closer look at the ESRS and their systematics.
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September 12, 2023
IP & Technology Life Sciences Patents & Technology Pharma & Regulatory

Pharma Alert | Apixaban decision overturned on appeal: injunction granted

By judgment of 15 August 2023 in PI proceedings brought by Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Court of Appeal of The Hague prohibited Sandoz, Stada and Teva from marketing generic apixaban.
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September 8, 2023
ESG

European Commission wants to end misrepresentation with ESG ratings

Against the background of ‘greenwashing’, the European Commission has introduced a system of ESG ratings. These ratings should provide an objective assessment of the exposure of a company or financial product to ESG factors, and their impact on society.
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August 4, 2023
Employment Law

Compete clause anticipated to be overhauled (or maybe not)

The Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment recently announced the preparation of a bill to modernise non-compete clauses, with the aim of tightening their rules of use.
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July 18, 2023
ESG

Sustainability reporting: what is the CSRD?

The CSRD requires a large number of companies in Europe to report on sustainability information and will have to be fully implemented in Dutch law by 6 July 2024. In this blog, we discuss the background, scope, core obligations and phased entry into force of the CSRD.
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June 16, 2023
Employment Law

Role of Dutch works council as environmental advocate

The renewed corporate governance code, valid from 1 January 2023, mandates that applicable companies identify the effects of their actions on people and the environment. The influence that the Dutch works council can and should have on this is often forgotten.
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