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 Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raadrecently submitted prejudicial questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU’s highest court, to clarify the application

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EU law requires certain large companies to disclose non-financial information on the way they operate and manage social and environmental challenges. The current disclosure regime was introduced in 2014 by

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case that originated in Finland concerned liability for a defective product and the concept of “producer” under EU trademark law. A coffee machine caught fire. The machine contained trademarks

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In May 2022 the European Commission (EC) adopted the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and the new accompanying Vertical Guidelines (Guidelines). See GT Alerts, The New VBER and Vertical Guidelines
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