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Fraud with bonds: what are “empty shells”?

Illegal operations in the financial world: what are empty shells? Empty shells can be part of complicated fraud cases with involvement of banks, clearing companies and special purpose vehicles.

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How far do Dutch courts go in enforcing religious divorces?

The Dutch civil court recognises the possibility to order Jewish husbands to co-operate in a religious divorce. This route is also used by Jewish wives who are not resident in the Netherlands. What is the background to these procedures and what are the recent developments?

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Duty of care of banks in The Netherlands: also for third parties?

In the Netherlands banks have a duty of care for their own clients, and also for third parties who do not bank with them. Under this case law victims of fraud or scams can in certain cases claim damages from the perpetrator’s bank.

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What to do when your Dutch supplier does not comply with its contractual obligations? Default?

Contracts have to be honoured. How about contract breach and default then? What to you when your dutch supplier does not comply with its contractual obligations? Fulfilment with penalties or dissolution and reimbursement of your deposit?

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