The current rules on partnerships date back to the 19th century and are no longer deemed to meet present-day needs. To this end, new rules on Dutch partnerships were submitted for consultation (closing on 31 May 2019). An earlier draft bill was withdrawn in 2011, and an initiative was subsequently launched for a new proposal which culminated in the September 2016 report by the partnerships working group. This report largely forms the basis for the current bill. In this session we will cover the most important provisions of the bill and indicate differences with the current legislation, where relevant. we will round up by touching upon some of the other recent legislative developments in Dutch corporate law.
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