Maand archief: juli 2015

Amount of fines for illegal online gambling will increase as from 1 August 2015

The Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) announced that it will amend the amount of fines applicable to the illegal provision of online gambling as from 1 August 2015. The basic amount – being the minimum fine that may be imposed – increases by 50%, from € 100,000 to € 150,000. This increased amount is …

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Fine for gambling operator, software supplier as well as directors involved

The Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) has published its decision to impose a EUR 180,000 fine on a gambling operator, its software supplier and the software supplier’s directors for offering online gambling targeted to the Netherlands. This was done through 14 websites using Dutch language and the Dutch flag. Hence, the websites were clearly targeted …

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Sixty seconds – Bankgarantie in faillissement niets meer waard?

In dit videoblog bespreek ik een recent arrest van het Hof Amsterdam van 2 juni 2015 inzake bankgaranties in faillissement. Het Hof Amsterdam heeft bepaald dat de verhuurder de bankgarantie (toch) niet kan trekken voor leegstandsschade. De rechtbank Amsterdam dacht daar in eerste instantie anders over met een verwijzing naar het arrest Romania. Het Hof …

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Important victory for trademark owners before the European Court of Justice

Yesterday, trademark owners received an important victory in a long running European court case regarding illicit parallel import. The European Court of Justice has ruled that trademark owners can act against every unauthorized import of their goods into the EU. Also if the goods are stored in a bonded warehouse under a suspense of excise …

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Extension of suitability and integrity screening per 1 April 2015

Board members and supervisory board members of Dutch banks and insurance companies should be screened on suitability and integrity prior to their appointment. Per 1 April 2015, the scope of the individuals who are subject to screening on suitability and integrity has been extended to cover second-tier officers. As a result, individuals who hold or …

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New cybercrime law provisions in force in The Netherlands today

Today, 1st July 2015, new provisions regarding the combating of cyber crime in the Dutch Penal Code (DPC) came into force. The new law is the implementation of EU Directive 2013/40/EU, about cyber attacks and is to replace Framework Decision 2005/222/JBZ of the European Council.

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