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Importance of the Seat of Arbitration

This article briefly discusses why the seat of arbitration is important in international arbitration…more

Curaçao strengthens its financial supervisory laws

Curaçao has strengthened its financial supervisory rules by, for the first time, regulating securities brokers, individual portfolio managers and money transfer companies. However, more work needs to be done. For example, the…more

The Importance of Bilateral Investment Treaties When Investing in Emerging Markets

When contemplating foreign direct investments, especially in emerging markets, bilateral investment treaty (BIT) due diligence should be part of the work undertaken. Basing the decision on which investment vehicle to use solely…more

Debt Capital Markets in the Netherlands

This publication discusses the regulatory laws applicable to the issuance of debt securities in the Netherlands…more

Important changes to Curacao Corporate Law

This article discusses in depth important changes to Curacao law that entered into effect on January 1, 2012. The law regulating shareholders' agreement was changed and counterparties of a Curacao entity may rely on a written or…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Important changes to Curaçao law

This Legal Update discusses important changes to Curaçao corporate law that became effective on January 1, 2012 and should be taken into consideration when dealing with corporations existing under Curaçao law…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions

Implications Corporate Governance Rules Dodd-Frank Act for Dutch companies (in Dutch only)

This articles discusses the implications of certain corporate governance rules included in the Dodd-Frank Act for foreign entities. It also includes a comparison of the corporate governance rules with corresponding rules in the…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade

Aircraft Finance in Aruba

This month marks the first anniversary of the entry into force in Aruba of the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol thereto on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment. The Cape Town…more
 /  Business Organizations, Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Transportation

How the use of Dutch and Curacao entities can protect foreign investments

When structuring foreign investments, the use of entities incorporated under Netherlands or Curaçao law as (sub)holding companies may not only make sense because of the extensive Dutch tax treaty network (about 100…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Dissolution Netherlands Antilles (Dutch)

The Netherlands Antilles dissolved on October 10, 2010. Curacao and St. Maarten became independent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, while Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba became part of the Netherlands. In this…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

The consequences of the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles

The Netherlands Antilles dissolved on October 10, 2010. Curaçao and St. Maarten have become independent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, while Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba have become part of the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Credit rating agencies share blaim for financial crisis (Dutch)

By issuing inflated ratings, credit rating agencies share responsibility for the occurrence of the financial crisis. This article discusses the role played by credit rating agencies in the lead up to the financial crisis and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Third party attachments in international perspective

In this article we discuss third party attachments from an international perspective…more

Annulment corporate resolutions by arbiters

This article discusses if under Dutch law board resolutions and shareholder resolutions of corporations can be annulled by arbiters…more
 /  Business Organizations

Concluding agreements by email

This article discusses when agreements are concluded by email…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies
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