FinTech and competition law: FinTech as driver of competition?

FinTech developments are growing exponentially, in particular with respect to payment services. In the past few weeks, again, a large number of innovations with a focus on consumer user-friendliness have been announced. Meer

Will the Dutch self regulation on franchise, the Dutch Franchise Code, receive a basis in statutory law?

On 17 February 2016, the Dutch Franchise Code (“DFC”)1 was published. Although the DFC currently only has the status of a self-regulatory Code, the Minister of Economic Affairs has on 12 February 2017 published a draft bill that gives self-regulation for the franchise sector a statutory basis. Meer

Summary Dismissal of a Sick Employee; Think Again!

When the re-integration process of a sick employee is difficult, this may lead to disputes between employer and employee. We found a recent example of this in a ruling of the Court of Overijssel. Meer

Statutory Basis for Dutch Franchise Code

On 12 April 2017, Minister Kamp published a bill to give the Dutch Franchise Code a statutory basis. The Minister wishes to reinforce the interests of franchisees vis-à-vis franchisers. Meer

KVdL Art: 25th Anniversary

Kennedy Van der Laan celebrates its 25th anniversary. A good reason for the art committee to spare no expense. Meer

Meltem Koning-Gungormez new Corporate/M&A Partner at Kennedy Van der Laan

On 1 May 2017 Kennedy Van der Laan appointed Meltem Koning-Gungormez as a partner in the Corporate / M&A team. Meer

Amendment Arbowet: Company Doctor’s Position Reinforced

On 25 January 2017 the Dutch Senate adopted a bill amending the Working Conditions Act. In summary, the new act aims to reinforce the involvement of employers and employees in occupational health services. Meer

The Legal 500 Rankings 2017

The Legal 500 has published its rankings for 2017. Kennedy Van der Laan proudly presents the results it has achieved. Meer

Chambers and Partners Europe Rankings 2017

Chambers and Partners has published its rankings for 2017. Kennedy Van der Laan proudly presents the results it has achieved. Meer

Kennedy Van der Laan Opens Branch in Eindhoven

Today, the law firm Kennedy Van der Laan opens a second branch in Eindhoven. The office is located in Microlab, in the heart of Brainport. Meer