Three types of creative problem solving: stay away from the Paper Palace !

31 December 2020
Fortunately, there are lawyers who have never embraced the tournament model and instead focus on results and interests rather than battles and positions. For decades I have been engaged in resolving sensitive and complex issues, usually without entering a courtroom.
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Deletion after snide criticism of bill on Transparency funding of Civil Society Organizations

14 March 2019
Postscript: At the end of 2020, the final bill, 35646 Social Organizations Transparency Act, was introduced, where the challenged transparency requirements were dropped as a result of the fundamental criticisms described herein.
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Social Enterprises in the Dutch landscape

16 August 2017
In the Dutch landscape, various forms of social enterprises exist and emerge from different types of activities.
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The Broekhuis case: A question of incapacity ? Recent case of disinheritance of family fuel for ethical debate

10 May 2017
There are increasingly more wealthy older individuals, living longer and often being in a twilight zone of mental (dis)clarity. Fundraising institutions that acquire inheritances and legacies have to learn from the tragedy wherein the District Court Midden Nederland ruled on 8 March 2017.
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The New European Succession Regulation 650/2012: The conflict of applicable law resolved, but now subject of conflicts ?

15 June 2015
There is probably no field of law that is more heavily dominated by the couleur locale than estate law and estate taxes. Who will be inheriting what, why, and under which restrictions and how will it be taxed ? There has been no harmonization at all in this area.
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