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Monday, January 31, 2011

The Dutch Caribbean and Rome I and Rome II

The question is whether the new status of the Dutch Caribbean means that treaties to which the Netherlands is a party apply automatically. Nothing has changed as of 10-10-10.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ontslag op staande voet na diefstal – Mag dat?

Een magazijnmedewerker heeft op grote schaal goederen uit het magazijn ontvreemd en via de achterdeur doorverkocht. Een kassamedewerker in een casino heeft USD 500 verduisterd. Een bouwvakker heeft een half leeg verfblik meegenomen van de bouwplaats. Mag de werkgever deze werknemers op staande voet ontslaan?

Read more Filed under: Labor Law by Annemarijke Bach Kolling. (0) Comments

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What you may expect of your lawyer

Quality, Clarity, Trust, Value for Money, Passion and Compassion

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Spigthoff celebrates 10 years in business

Speech by Karel Frielink, January 10, 2011

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Good Corporate Governance Revisited

Where these rules not designed to protect companies from the government? It has been my opinion for many years already that government-owned companies should be kept out of the political sphere as much as possible, so that they may benefit from a commercial, businesslike and market-oriented management. In doing so they also run less of a risk of being milked or used as political toys. The Curacao government seems to disagree.

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Monday, January 03, 2011

Proceskostenvergoeding in fiscale beroepsprocedures: groot verschil tussen BES-eilanden en Curacao

Het voeren van een fiscale procedure is een vak apart. Naast de complexe fiscale regelgeving over de inhoudelijk procedure, bestaan er zeer veel formeelrechtelijke regels binnen het fiscale recht waar rekening mee moet worden gehouden.  En als gevolg van inwerkingtreding van de Belastingwet BES op de BES-eilanden ontstaan er tevens verschillen in behandeling bij de(zelfde) Raad van Beroep voor Belastingzaken tussen belastingplichtigen op Curacao en belastingplichtigen op Bonaire.

 

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Saturday, January 01, 2011

The Netherlands Antilles no longer exists!

The Country the Netherlands Antilles consisted of Bonaire, Curacao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba, and formed part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On October 10, 2010 the Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist as a country. Two new countries were born on that date: the country Curacao and the country St. Maarten. The three remaining islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, a.k.a. the BES-islands) became special overseas territories (sort of municipalities) of the Netherlands. These facts seem not well known among non-Dutch people.

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