Region: Netherlands

Morgan Stanley ordered to pay €39 million in Dutch cum-ex case

The Dutch subsidiary of US investment bank Morgan Stanley will have to pay €39 million in unpaid taxes following a court ruling in a dividend-stripping case.

14 May 2020

Dutch sanctions probe into Crimea bridge project nears end

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The Netherlands’ lead sanctions prosecutor spoke to GIR about its major investigation, the uptick in enforcement and how her team wants to work with the private sector.

17 April 2020

Iranian national loses Dutch court challenge in US extradition battle

The Netherlands’ highest court has thrown out an Iranian citizen’s attempt to block extradition to the US to face sanctions and export control charges.

15 April 2020

OLAF finds widespread fraud by UK, Dutch and Belgian companies in Syria

The EU’s anti-fraud agency has recommended that authorities in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium bring prosecutions against companies tied to a €2 million rule-of-law project in Syria.

24 March 2020

The looming threat of Dutch sanctions enforcement

Companies operating in the Netherlands face an increased risk of penalties for sanctions and export control violations as authorities in the country develop an appetite for enforcement.

20 March 2020

Shell denies asking for a settlement in OPL245 investigation

26 February 2020

Dutch bar unfazed by justice minister's “unusual” contact with Shell prosecutors

Dutch lawyers seem relaxed about recent revelations that the local justice minister and public prosecutors have been in frequent contact about a bribery investigation into Shell.

18 February 2020

ING close to settling Italian money laundering investigation

06 December 2019

Independent counsel reviews “may effectively cripple” Dutch privilege claims

The Dutch legal community is unsure whether employing a third party to review privilege issues, as happens in the UK, would work in the Netherlands.

02 December 2019

The Netherlands votes to bring in Magnitsky Act

22 November 2019

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