With the advent of blockchain, decentralised nature of company-like structures requires rethinking the way corporate insolvencies are handled. The COMI concept may have to give way to a more consent-based choice of insolvency rules and insolvency forum.
The Netherlands has released the Dutch tax ruling policy under the Freedom of Information Act. Following allegations that the Netherlands is a tax haven, the information attained questions the long-term sustainability of the Dutch tax ruling practice.
The Dutch Supreme Court upheld the decision that the State of the Netherlands did not mislead investors in the run-up to the nationalisation of Fortis. The role the financial crisis played in this outcome and the role it should have played.
Human rights accountability in the context of Frontex-coordinated border control operations is being dispersed among the involved parties. Regrettably, this is likely to continue after the establishment of the new European Border and Cost Guard Agency.