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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

International non-contractual liability from a Dutch perspective

Financial law is not an exclusively national affair. Cross-border transactions and service provisions have been common place for a very long time. Harmonisation of rules has been worked towards in a European context for decades. Leaving aside special subject matters such as liability for products and road accidents, the (partial) harmonisation of the rules in respect of the cross-border tort (wrongful act) has only relatively recently been realised.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Obiter dictum or not?

Litigating twice on the same matter is not allowed

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Werknemersaansprakelijkheid – alleen bij opzet en bewuste roekeloosheid

Het Gemeenschappelijk Hof van Justitie van Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten en van Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba heeft in een recente uitspraak geoordeeld dat een werknemer geen schadevergoeding hoefde te betalen aan een werkgever voor schade als gevolg van ongeoorloofde uitgaven en onttrekkingen aan de kas.

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


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Electronic Agreements in the Dutch Caribbean

The Curacao Ordinance on Electronic Agreements a.k.a. the Curacao Ordinance on agreements concluded electronically (Landsverordening overeenkomsten langs elektronische weg) became effective on 1 January 2001. The Ordinances in St. Maarten and the BES-islands (Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius) are mutatis mutandis similar to the one in Curacao.

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Voluntary disclosure and the hunt for undisclosed accounts by US and Dutch tax authorities

Publicity efforts by the US and Dutch tax authorities indicate that the hunt for undisclosed accounts in typical offshore jurisdictions is still a hot item. Although Curacao was not mentioned by the US authorities, the Dutch tax authorities announced a new search for undisclosed accounts in Curacao based on information provided by the French tax authorities. The IRS announced a new voluntary disclosure program which mitigates the risk of criminal prosecution in exchange for paying taxes, interest and a standardized penalty. Furthermore, the IRS announced that they will follow ‘new leads’ emanating from voluntary disclosures. It may be concluded that the propaganda machines of the US and Dutch tax authorities are (again) up to speed!

Read more Filed under: Tax by Jeroen Starreveld. (0) Comments