The Muslim-majority countries of the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region and their experiences during this pandemic particularly deserve consideration, given that the new Covid-19 preventive measures affect religious customs both directly and indirectly.
There has been much discussion about tax planning involving The Netherlands recently. One structure that has been criticised, is the so-called “informal capital” structure. This is understandable, as there are serious concerns regarding this structure in the light of EU State aid rules.
While a body of research on the growing body of EU civil procedural law has emerged, the perspective has mostly been top-down, one that seeks to systematise EU law, we believe that the perspective of the Member States, a bottom-up approach, has been explored to a limited extent.
Almost six years ago I made the transition from a job in the judiciary to working at the law faculty of Leiden University. I soon became aware of a lack of visible diversity among the faculty staff, although the student population did seem to be reasonably diverse.