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New milestones to combat climate change

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Patou Courtens

This short article discusses a number of developments in Dutch energy and climate policy, including the consultation on the Act introducing a carbon price floor for electricity generation and the state of affairs with respect to the Climate Agreement and the Climate Act. The article was published on 22 October 2018 in the ILO series on […]

Prohibition on coal-fired power plants

Lawyer:
Jan Erik Janssen

This short article discusses the plans of the Dutch government to prohibit the generation of electricity by means of coal. This plan is laid down in a consultation version of the ‘Act prohibition on coal for electricity production’ and provides for grace periods until the end of 2024 for the two oldest coal-fired power plants and […]

Stek contributed to the “International Comparative Legal Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018”

Lawyers:
Gerben Smit
Max Hetterscheidt

Together with other leading law firms across the globe we have contributed to the “International Comparative Legal Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018.” This guide comprises 2 general chapters and 36 country reports. Our chapter provides a practical cross-border insight into the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in the Netherlands. Please click […]

DSO unbundling – where are we now?

Lawyer:
Jan Erik Janssen

This brief article discusses the state of affairs of the ownership unbundling requirement for distribution system operators in The Netherlands. It was published on 29 May 2017 in the ILO series on Energy & Natural Resources.
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Electricity regulation 2008 Netherlands

Lawyer:
Jan Erik Janssen

The current government policy and legislative framework are largely based on European legislation, in particular the 1996 Electricity Directive (the First Electricity Directive). The implementation of this directive in the Netherlands prompted largescale restructuring of the electricity sector and unleashed a wave of takeovers of and mergers between Dutch energy companies.
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Electricity regulation 2007 Netherlands

Lawyer:
Jan Erik Janssen

The current governmental policy and legislative framework are largely based on European legislation, and in particular the 1996 Electricity Directive (the First Electricity Directive). The implementation of this directive in the Netherlands prompted largescale restructuring of the electricity sector and unleashed a wave of takeovers and mergers of and between Dutch energy companies.
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Preparing a start up for take off

Lawyer:
Jasper Stek

Setting up a law firm in a competetive jurisdiction such as the Netherlands is a bold move and requires a clear strategy for winning clients and referral partners. In this article Jasper Stek offers his advice, built on the experience of establishing a six-partner firm in Amsterdam.

Wrongful termination of negotiations

Lawyers:
Dierik Cras
Maarten van der Graaf

A party involved in negotiations to conclude an agreement may in principle bring the negotiations to an end at any time. The Dutch Supreme Court recently clarified matters in what had become, the complicated area of wrongful only it must be considered unacceptable. That is a severe test to meet, according to the Court. Practical guidance […]