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Offshore wind energy developments in the Netherlands: road to 2030 and beyond

Offshore wind energy plays a vital role in achieving the Netherlands’ climate goals and the transition to a zero-carbon energy supply by 2050. With the fulfillment of offshore wind energy capacity targets for 2023 in sight, the government aims to pick up the pace by setting ambitious follow-up targets for…

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Green horizons: new regulation for green hydrogen in the Netherlands

Both the EU and the Netherlands consider green hydrogen essential to decarbonize their industrial processes and energy supply in order to achieve their climate goals. Therefore, they are taking measures to scale up the production and use of green hydrogen. In this ILO article Veii Jacobs, and Jan…

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Dividend fraud – time for Dutch civil actions?

Dividend fraud has been in the news a lot recently. Research by the Dutch research platform Follow the Money in context of the CumEx Files indicates that it appears that the Netherlands was hit relatively the hardest by the large-scale dividend fraud. The Dutch tax authorities are said…

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Stek nominated ‘Best Dutch M&A Law Boutique’ for seventh year in a row

Stek has for the seventh year in a row been nominated ‘Best Dutch M&A Law Boutique’ at the M&A Awards 2021 organized by Alex van Groningen B.V. (an award we won in 2018). We are again grateful to our clients and peers for this nomination. In addition we (Bart-Jan…

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The Yukos case drags on – the Dutch Supreme Court sets aside the judgments of the Court of Appeal of The Hague and refers the case to the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam

Last week the Supreme Court set aside the judgments of the Court of Appeal of The Hague. Both the Russian Federation and the former Yukos shareholders qualify the Supreme Court ruling as a victory. What is this about? What is it all about again? Arbitration The former shareholders of Yukos…

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Geothermal energy developments in the Netherlands

According to the Dutch industry association for geothermal energy, there are currently over 20 locations in the Netherlands where geothermal energy is being produced. To date, there are no major changes in legislation relevant to geothermal energy to report, but discussions in this respect as well as on the sector’s…

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Foreign direct investment screening in the Netherlands - FAQ

Much like in other EU Member States, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) screening has become a hot topic in the Netherlands. Although the Netherlands has FDI-like rules for certain specific sectors, general FDI legislation is not yet in place. However, a proposal for general FDI legislation has recently been sent to…

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Stek welcomes Tahmina Faez

We are delighted to announce that Tahmina Faez joined Stek as an associate in our Finance group. Tahmina advises banks and companies on financial law and financial transactions. Welcome Tahmina!

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Tariff regulation network tariffs energy 2022-2026

The Authority for Consumers and Markets is busy with its method decisions for the tariff regulation of the network tariffs energy 2022-2026. In this ILO article Jan Erik Janssen and Veii Jacobs give an overview of the system of tariff regulation for the network tariffs electricity and gas and the…