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In a letter to Parliament, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Environment Melanie Schultz van Haegen confirmed that the Dutch State is currently considering to acquire an ownership interest in the Port of Amsterdam. All stocks in the Port of Amsterdam are currently being held by the Municipality of Amsterdam.
On 2 September 2015 the District Court North Netherlands (Assen) ruled that a Natural Gas company (Nederlandse Aardoliemaatschappij B.V. or “NAM”) owned by Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobile must compensate homeowners for declines in the value of their properties caused by repeated earthquakes linked to production of gas at the Groningen field (ECLI:NL:RBNNE:2015:4185 Stichting Waardevermindering door Aardbevingen Groningen (and 3 others) v.
Getting the Deal Through - Shipping 2016 is the 8th 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.
Royal Imtech N.V. announced on 11 August 2015 it had filed a request to the Rotterdam District Court to be granted a suspension of payments (in Dutch: “surseance van betaling”). The Court has granted the request and has appointed administrators. It is expected filing for suspension of payments may optimize the chances that substantial parts of the Imtech Group may continue doing business. This will be primarily in the interest of Imtech’s employees and possibly also in the interest of other stakeholders. What about the position of secured and unsecured creditors?
Van Steenderen MainportLawyers has contributed the Dutch chapter for the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Shipping Law.
The judicial system in the Netherlands
Getting the Deal Through - Shipbuilding 2015 is the 4th 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 construction and conversion contracts around the world.
New build contracts take on a more complex life and require widespread knowledge when applied internationally. Arnold J. van Steenderen, partner and lawyer of Van Steenderen MainportLawyers, assesses what needs to be taken into consideration in the article "Going International", published in The Superyacht Report, Issue 163, July 2015.
As Europe is facing a severe economic and social crisis, the European Union is taking action to promote economic recovery, boost investment and safeguard employment. The economic crisis has a direct effect on people, jobs and businesses. It has led to an increase in the number of failing businesses. In the period between 2009 and 2011, an average of 200,000 firms went bankrupt per year in the European Union. About 25% of these bankruptcies have a cross-border element. About 50 % of all new businesses do not survive the first five years of their life.