On 5 May 2021, the European Commission (the Commission) proposed a regulation to tackle foreign subsidies causing distortions in the European Union’s internal market (the Proposal).

The Commission is concerned
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There is a global trend to move capital to more sustainable economic activities. To ensure that capital is moved to the desired activities, several questions arise:

  • What is sustainable?
  • How


Continue Reading The EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive and the Proposal for Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

In 2014, the European Commission adopted rules for audit reform in the EU. A statutory audit certifies the financial statements of companies or public entities. Public-interest entities (PIEs)
Continue Reading Brexit: EU-Based PIEs with UK Parents No Longer Exempted from Having Their Own Audit Committees

On 16 November 2020, the Dutch government published a protocol to amend the “Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Poland for the elimination of double
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On 20 December 2019 the Dutch Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the case of Urgenda against the Dutch State. In 2013, the NGO Urgenda started a civil law procedure against the Dutch State for “knowingly exposing its own citizens to danger” by not taking sufficient measures to prevent climate change and therefore not preventing the foreseeable harm caused by climate change. The Dutch government acknowledged the potentially harmful consequences of climate change, but argued it could not be ordered to act via a court procedure.
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Ursula von der Leyen, the new president of the European Commission, has called for ‘new proposals to ensure Europe is more resilient to extraterritorial sanctions by third countries and to
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