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A Collaborative Style Event

Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered. On June 10th three WBII members, bringing their own individual skills and businesses together will offer a Style Event for you, to shine. At the event, you will get to know more about your personal colours, your bodyshape and why it is important to know this […]

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Masterminds – April Networking Review

By Susan de Vriend Last week, the WBII offered a very interesting networking event. It was all about mastermind groups or as they call them in Belgium, Intervision groups. The idea of coming together with other like-minded and goal oriented individuals is very appealing to many business owners especially the new ones. But this presentation […]

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Legal Expat Desk – clarity – right from the source

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GMW Advocaten has launched a brand new Legal Expat Desk website. The website is meant to be an information portal, a hub facilitating quick access to legal information that is relevant to expats living in The Netherlands. Current issues and changes in Dutch and EU legislation are reflected in brief articles, written by a dedicated […]

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Starting your own Business in the Netherlands

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Sinead Hewson, WBII Member, spoke at the Expatica Fair 2011 ‘I am not a tourist Fair‘ yesterday in Amsterdam. Below is the presentation that she did on “How to start your own business in The Netherlands“. If you would like more information on how to start your business please contact us.

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Further protection for expats against unjust dismissal!

In Holland an employee who has an indefinite contract can not be dismissed without the prior approval of a sub district court and / or the so called UWV Werkbedrijf. An employer must therefore file for dismissal. This is determined in article 6 of The BBA, Extraordinary Labour Relations Decree. Reliance on Dutch labour market […]

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Is your WIFI secured?

In theory, we all know that an unsecured wireless connection could be used by unauthorised persons, but do we really care? Well, we should – as some of those people might use our unsecured WIFI connection to commit a criminal act. Recently, a high school graduate posted threats on the Internet, geared at his old […]

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Sustainable Style Slow Makeover

This is Rita Hagan, Rita won the Slow makeover that I gave away in November 2010. Rita is a dedicated mother who slightly forgot what ‘Rita the lady’ could look like. Rita, a Finnish woman by birth, finds it difficult to choose colours that suit her well. Moreover, she doesn’t know very well which clothing […]

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Divorce and exclusion clauses under Dutch law: inheritances

Be in the know! As there is no global consensus as to how best divide the assets of divorcing couples, there are sharp differences between the divorce laws of different countries. Expats in the Netherlands are often in for a big surprise when they discover that they have to share their inheritances with their (former) […]

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Is your office in your home or is your home in your office?

Nowadays, corporate frugality might result in a-not-entirely-unexpected-but-really-not-welcome change in contracts. Many employees of multinational companies, who previously were awarded expat contracts, are presented with the choice of leaving the company or accepting a local contract. What this means differs from one company to the other, but most often the first privilege to go is housing […]

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Diplomatic privileges and immunities and their boundaries

Over the past years The Hague has established itself as the international city of peace and justice, as it is home to a multitude of international organizations, NGOs and representatives of 175 states, out of which 98 have embassies in the city. GMW Advocaten new article in the Law Matters series explains some aspects of […]

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Tenancy agreement – are you in the know?

When moving abroad to a new posting, one of the most urgent and relevant issues to be addressed is housing – the quality, the price, the duration and, last but not least, the emotional and mental comfort of having a place called home. Many companies have their own, in-house relocation team that handles the legal […]

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