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Hans Urlus focuses his practice on antitrust and competition issues affecting clients in various industry sectors, and handles competition matters on both the domestic and cross-border level, with a concentration on vertical competition law issues regarding market entry strategies. Hans has vast experience advising clients on EU and national competition law, and EU regulatory issues, including handling complex multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions.

Hans also coordinates inbound and outbound FDI with respect to China and represents international clients in all legal and regulatory aspects of international trade, commercial agency, and franchise and distribution law issues. He is also involved in litigation and arbitration in relation to these matters. In addition, Hans also counsels various multinational clients on Dutch corporate law and governance obligations regarding holding activities.

Hans also deals with other regulatory aspects of EU law and the Dutch implementation thereof, such as the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act (in Dutch: Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme (Wwft)).

In our earlier GT Alert, we highlighted that on 1 June 2023 the European Commission adopted the revised Research and Development Block Exemption Regulation (R&D BER) and Specialization Block

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For the Netherlands, the obligation of trustees to register their trusts and trust-like legal arrangements as well as the UBO information thereof takes effect starting 1 November 2022

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The EU’s Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints of the European Commission (Guidelines), dated from 2010, are currently under evaluation, with the EU Commission having
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