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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Dutch Caribbean and its civil law system

Civil law as a legal system is probably best understood in comparison with common law. The main difference that is usually drawn between the two systems is that common law draws abstract rules from specific cases, whereas civil law starts with abstract rules, which judges must then apply to the various cases before them.

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The selling of shares by a Dutch Caribbean company

A Netherlands Antilles company (NV or BV) may have assets, both local and foreign. Not seldom such a company wants to sell all or a portion of its assets. If foreign assets or a foreign buyer is involved, foreign counsel always asks questions about the laws of the Netherlands Antilles. Several of those questions will be dealt with here. Let’s assume that a Netherlands Antilles company wants to sell its shares in a Dutch BV.

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