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Supreme court upholds Urgenda ruling, Dutch state must cut pollution

News | 20 Dec 2019

Gerrit van der Veen comments on the Supreme Court's conclusion.

AKD appoints Roderick Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht as new partner

News | 07 Jan 2020

Roderick (34) joins AKD's partnership from 1 January 2020.

Innovation in the legal profession

Our managing partner Erwin Rademakers on BNR News Radio

Our managing partner Erwin Rademakers was recently interviewed on BNR News Radio by journalist Paul Van Liempt about the use of new technologies in the legal profession. Is innovation in the legal profession really about innovation or is it just an update of existing processes?

"Innovations in the legal profession that are implemented now through various systems and software are actually an update of business processes rather than true innovations. That's where we are now, but we'll have to make investments – that's what our clients expect from us. We're discussing with our clients how to improve the way we work together and how to do so in a more efficient way," Erwin Rademakers stated during the radio broadcast on BNR.

Belgian parliament adopts new Companies and Associations Code

The Belgian parliament adopted the new Companies and Associations Code (the "Code") on 28 February 2019. The Code replaces the current Companies Code and the Law of 27 June 1921 on non-profit associations and foundations and applies to companies, non-profit associations and foundations. The Code inter alia reduces the number of company forms, and replaces the BVBA/SPRL by the BV/SRL..

What is the impact on your organisation?

Companies and associations will need to amend their articles of association and shareholders' agreements in order to comply with the Code. Our team is at your disposal to assist you with any questions you may have on the Code, and to assess the impact of the Code on your organisation. We can also provide tailor-made corporate advice for your organisation going forward.