Simplification and reduction of burdens for Dutch companies with share capital

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In the near future some significant changes will be made to Dutch corporate law, with the chief aim of achieving greater simplicity and reducing the burden for businesses. This article will discuss several expected changes that will specifically affect private companies with limited liability (BVs) and public companies with limited liability (NVs). Some of these …

Barr v Biffa [2011]: is permit compliance a defence to private nuisance? | Burges Salmon

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In April the High Court handed down a landmark judgment on the interaction between the environmental permitting regime and private nuisance. In Barr & ors v Biffa Waste Services Ltd (No 3) [2011] (also known as the Westmill Landfill Group Litigation), the court held that compliance with an environmental permit may be a defence to …

Mosley v United Kingdom [2011]: super-injunctions and Article 8 | Schillings

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The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), drafted in the immediate wake of the Second World War as a bulwark against the resurgence of fascism and the spread of Stalinism, guarantees certain fundamental human rights. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) which adjudicates on ECHR, offered first signatory states, then, in the mid-1970s, individual …

Moderate revolution in Romanian employment legislation | Wolf Theiss

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On 1 May 2011, long-debated amendments to law no 53/2003 (the labour code) finally entered into force in Romania. At the same time, a significant number of laws and secondary legislation were repealed and replaced by the new law no 62/2011 when social dialogue was effected mid-May 2011 (the social dialogue law).