Living by numbers: An entrepreneur who likes to work with other entrepreneurs – from owners of pub chains to multinationals

Martin is our latest IR Global Member Spotlight. Some things get better with age – take single malt whisky, for example. The most desired whiskies have been aged for more than a decade to develop a superior taste and product. Unsurprisingly, Martín Verhoeff, a partner at Zirkzee Group, is a connoisseur of single malt whisky, […]

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New tax regime for employee stock options

In order to reward employees, and to have them invest in the company, employers can offer employee stock option plans. Stock options are often used by start-ups and scale-ups to attract highly skilled employees at a lower basic salary. Using a stock option plan, employees receive the right to buy a number of shares in […]

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It’s in your DNA: how Hanneke Later-Nijland became that rare breed of professional – a legal advisor with a unique specialism

Hanneke is our latest IR Global Member Spotlight. There are very few lawyers who can – genuinely – claim to offer unique expertise to clients, but Hanneke Later-Nijland is one of them. The founder of Genome Lawyers is trained in law and pharmacy, which means her unique expertise can be crucial in deals involving biotech […]

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Affordable Housing program: pay attention for real estate investors

 Recently, Minister Hugo de Jonge published the Affordable Housing Programme. With this, the ministry wants to promote that people can better bear their housing costs and have access to a good quality home that suits their housing needs and stage of life. The government wants to take control of the affordability of public housing. The program contains […]

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The pain of price hikes caused by the war in Ukraine must be shared

On May 31, 2022, the trade associations in construction, project development, supply and advice have laid down in a letter of intent how the parties involved are expected to deal with each other in relation to the consequences of increases in construction costs due to the Ukraine conflict. The underlying motive is that it is […]

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Preventing Transgressive Behaviour in the Workplace: A Practical step-by-step plan!

Violations of integrity in the workplace have come to the attention of many organisations due to the recent developments in the Dutch talent show The Voice. With good reason! It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that everyone can work in a place where no (sexual) transgressive behaviour occurs. In this blog you will find […]

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The remote option: towards global cooperation in audit with fading boundaries

Our profession as accountants has changed considerably due to increased regulatory pressure and socially disruptive incidents. Regarding mandatory audits, the gap between the big firms and the rest increased due to ‘economies of scale’. Accounting firms and experienced accountants left this part of the audit business. Now fewer licensed parties must do the job. Audit […]

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Entrepreneurs beware: digital incorporation in the Netherlands soon possible

On 21 April 2022, in order to implement European Directive 2019/1151, a legislative proposal was submitted to the Dutch Lower House which makes it possible to establish a Dutch B.V. digitally by means of a digital notarial deed that can be signed digitally. This will make it much easier and therefore more attractive for (foreign) […]

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