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The annual rankings of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa have been announced. This year Dirkzwager legal & tax is represented by thirteen lawyers active in four areas of practice.

Expansion of compliance obligations for digital platform operators (DAC7)

As of 1 January 2023, certain digital platform operators are required to collect, verify and report information of sellers on their platform to the tax authorities. The tax authorities will automatically exchange the reported information with other tax authorities of EU member states. These new requirements follow from an amendment of the EU directive on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation (DAC7).

Pensions in takeovers: implementation of the pension scheme after the transfer

In the previous blogs in the blog series, we discussed in a nutshell which pension scheme applies, becomes or remains applicable after a transfer of undertaking. But who will implement that scheme? Must the buyer continue to work with the seller's original pension provider or may they switch? These are important questions, because switching to another pension administrator, whether or not forced, can have major consequences for the costs. In this fifth blog we will address this issue.

Pension in takeovers: transfer of premium debts

In the blog series Pension in Takeovers we discuss the various pension related aspects that are involved in a merger or acquisition. The legal regime and the importance of the due diligence process have already been discussed.

Pensions in takeovers: legal regime, illustrated by practice

In blog two of this blog series on pensions in takeovers, we discussed the statutory regime in the event that the takeover qualifies as a transfer of undertaking. Specific statutory provisions have been formulated for pensions in the context of a transfer of undertaking. In this third blog we will elaborate on this in more detail, explaining the various situations that may arise and their consequences.

Dirkzwager again mentioned in Chambers Europe Guide | NEWS RELEASE

As in previous years, this year Dirkzwager has again been mentioned in the prestigious Chambers Europe Guide, the European guide issued by the research organisation, Chambers and Partners. Based on an objective study and interviews with clients and peers, every year Chambers and Partners draws up a list of key departments and lawyers in each field of law.

Pension in takeovers: legal regime

In many cases, a merger or takeover qualifies as a transfer of undertaking. The legal principle is that the pension obligations as they apply prior to the acquisition are also transferred. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. This second blog in the blog series on pensions in takeovers discusses this legal regime.

Employing refugees from Ukraine: Is this allowed?

After months of building up troops, Russian troops entered Ukraine on 24 February. The war between Russia and Ukraine is a nightmare for Ukrainians who are now in great uncertainty about their safety. The European Commission expects between 2.5 and 6.5 million Ukrainians to flee.

Court of Justice of the EU: collection of waste solar panels before 2012 not necessarily duty of producer  

In a recent judgment, the Court of Justice ruled on the validity of the rules for collecting electronic waste. Besides confirming that the collection duty also applies to solar panels, the Court declared the WEEE-directive invalid for products put on the market between 2005-2012. For these products, collection is not necessarily a duty for the producer, but can also be borne by the user.

Essential start-up personnel

In this eighth (and final) blog, we will discuss the pilot for essential start-up personnel.

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