Venipak acquires Dutch e-commerce wholesaler Strengholt Entertainment BV

Pellicaan Advocaten advised the international parcel delivery company Venipak with the acquisition of the e-commerce wholesaler Strengholt Entertainment BV, based in the Netherlands and active throughout Europe. The transaction forms the basis for the expansion of Venipak’s full e-commerce order fulfilment in Europe.

Google Analytics soon to be banned?!

The Austrian Data Protection Authority (Datenschutzbehörde) has decided that the use of Google Analytics constitutes a violation of the GDPR. The Austrian privacy regulator ruled that when using Google Analytics, personal data (including user identifiers, IP addresses and browser parameters) are shared with Google in the US. Following the Schrems II ruling of the European Court of Justice, personal data may only be transferred to third countries if sufficient additional safeguards have been created. The user of Google Analytics in this case did not comply with this obligation.

Common mistakes and challenges with the use of non-competition clauses in an employment agreement under Dutch law

For multinational companies that start their business in the Netherlands, it can be tempting to use the international template of an employment agreement to hire employees in the Netherlands. This is generally not recommended, due to the particularities of the Dutch employment system with its specific laws and regulations.

Act Future Pensions (Dutch “PensionAccord”)

In September 2019 the Dutch Minister of SZW informed the Dutch parliament about a principal agreement between social partners of both employees and employers regarding the complete renewal of the Dutch pension system. This principal agreement was transferred in a definitive agreement in the summer of 2020.

Checklist reorganizations

Pellicaan Attorneys-at-law have prepared a reorganization checklist. If your organization is faced with the need to save costs due to the corona crisis, the checklist will get you started. The checklist shows the most important steps of a reorganization in the Netherlands at a glance. You can do part of the preparatory work yourself, where necessary or desired Pellicaan Attorneys-at-law can assist your organization. We can guide you through the entire reorganization process.

Pension Check

Pension is, besides the normal wages, the most expensive labor arrangement of your company. It is the labor arrangement for which employees seem to have the least interest. It is also the labor arrangement with the biggest financial liabilities for the company in the future. The Pension Check provides you with the insight in the (future) financial risks hidden in the current pension situation of your company.