Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Google is watching you!

On April 19, 2011, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) sent out a press release, showing that Google Incorporated and Google Netherlands BV received an order with a penalty for breach of privacy laws. With its Street View cars, Google gathered for two years, systematically and without the knowledge of those involved, the unique number of 3.6 million Wi-Fi routers in the Netherlands that also... [Read more]

Virtual child porn possession is punishable

On 31 March 2011 the Court in Rotterdam has ruled that the possession of virtual child pornography, meaning possession of computer animations and / or drawings, is punishable. A 56-year resident of Rotterdam was sentenced to a term of 24 months imprisonment, of which 6 months are on probation for seven years. The court ruled that the indictment included virtual child pornography images that are punishable... [Read more]

Dismissal of an employee due to acting in an erotic movie?

In the case on February 1, 2011 by the Court in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, an employee was fired on the spot because of her participation in an erotic movie. The employee did not agree with the dismissal and demanded continued payment of wages. Facts The employee started with her employer on September 1, 2009. Employee worked in the kitchen of the hotel of employer. In February 2011, the employer... [Read more]

Corporate law information

Corporate law (also “company” or “corporations” law) is the law of the most dominant kind of business enterprise in the modern world. Corporate law relates to how shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, and other stakeholders such as consumers, the community, and the environment interact with one another under the internal rules of the firm. Our job as your lawyer is... [Read more]

Contract law information and tips

A contract intends to formalize an agreement between two or more parties, in relation to a particular subject. Contracts can cover an extremely broad range of matters, including the sale of goods or real property, the terms of employment or of an independent contractor relationship, the settlement of a dispute, and ownership of intellectual property developed as part of a work for hire, and prenuptial... [Read more]

ZL Attorneys at Law has held a seminar on pension

ZL Attorneys at Law has held a seminar on pension on 17 November 2010 at the Marriott Hotel in Curaçao. Retirement is meant for certainty of an income replacement in old age, death or disability. There are a number of developments that create pressure on the sustainability of pensions. The financial crisis has affected the power of pension fund managers. Life expectancy is increasing so that pensions... [Read more]


WILLEMSTAD — The Bank of the Dutch Antilles (BNA) in a press release of today strenuously denies the allegations and statements, headed \’Banking row in the Antilles ruins customers\’ published in Dutch National newspaper De Telegraaf on 11 September 2007.  In the article, local attorney-at-law Daniel Zahavi, among other things, voiced his criticism of the Central Bank\’s role... [Read more]

Traders’ £370m still stuck in FCIB

July 13, 2009 Mobile phone and computer chip traders warned to act quickly to see any hope of recovering combined £370 million frozen in offshore bank, FCIB, in Dutch Antilles Mobile traders with money frozen by the First Curacao International Bank (FCIB) in the Dutch Antilles must act quickly to apply for their funds to be released, said Dass Solicitors and Z L Attorneys last week. Both firms said... [Read more]

Employment is terminated due to refusal to transfer

Outline of case: the employee refuses to be employed by another business unit. The proposal by the employer was fair in light of the circumstances of the case. The importance of the employer to transfer the worker outweighs the interest of the worker. Case An employee has been employed since January 1, 1989 when the predecessor of SDU Uitgevers BV (SDU) acted as the acquirer for the ad group Automation.... [Read more]

Advisory vote of directors and commissioners in dismissal decisions

Directors and commissioners in the general meeting of shareholders (AGM) as such have an advisory capacity. They should therefore be called to attend the AGM and get an opportunity to render their advice. If the directors do not get this opportunity, then a decision may be annulled. This is based upon previous rulings of the Supreme Court (Case Janssen Press, HR March 10, 1995, NJ 1995/595), where... [Read more]