Press & Publications

13 March 2018

On 6 March 2018 the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) delivered a preliminary ruling in the case Slovak Republic v. Achmea B.V. (Case C‑284/16). The remarkable ruling of the ECJ effects arbitration in the European Union in so called Investor-State Dispute Settlement, however the ruling has no implications for commercial arbitration. The preliminary ruling might not completely render the arbitration clauses in investment treaties useless, but can nevertheless be considered as a landmark decision.


09 January 2018

A voyage of the “Belo Horizonte” from Argentina to the United Kingdom has lead to interesting decisions regarding jurisdiction over the claim for the surrender of evidence seized on board. The evidence was seized and preserved by a bailiff  in the Netherlands. Parties domiciled in the Netherlands as well as the United Kingdom and Germany were involved. In two separate proceedings, the Rotterdam Court ruled that it had no jurisdiction over the claim for surrender of seized documents.

21 December 2017

The Dutch Foreign Workers Employment Act (Wet Arbeid vreemdelingen, abbr. Wav) has a restrictive admission policy for migrant workers from countries outside the European Union who want to work in the Netherlands. A foreigner from outside the EU may only work in the Netherlands if there is no suitable labour supply in the Netherlands or in any other EU Member State. In addition, this Act aims to prevent disturbances in the labour market by combating competition on working conditions. In practice, the Wav is strictly enforced.

29 November 2017

Getting The Deal Through - Ports & Terminals 2018 is the third edition of this publication published by Law Business Research Ltd. in London. Our firm has contributed to the publication of Getting The Deal Through – Ports & Terminals 2018, which provides for an international comparison of legal concepts throughout 25 jurisdictions, and which provides answers to a large number of questions of relevance for an initial judgment in the environment of ports and terminals in those respective countries. 

29 November 2017

Russian air carrier AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

04 October 2017

In The Superyacht Report 181, a commentary article was published by Rory Jackson called Transparent fiscal treatment. Following a muted initial response to HISWA Holland Marine Industry introducing the yachting market to the Dutch flag, the initiative has been relaunched in light of the evolving attitudes of superyacht owners.

03 October 2017

Chambers and Partners has just published the second edition of the High Net Worth guide. Our firm is also included in this second edition, as a global-wide leading firm in respect of Yachts & Superyachts, with the following recommendation:

12 September 2017

On 12 September 2017 the Flinter Shipping Group trustees published their fourth consolidated report in the bankruptcy of Flinter Groep B.V.

10 September 2017

Getting the Deal Through - Shipping 2018 is the 10th edition of this well-received publication. This publication provides an overview of the law in seventeen international jurisdictions. It is published by Law Business Research Ltd. and it is an indispensable guide for all those in-house lawyers and other key decision makers that are dealing with shipping and transport around the world.