KAREL FRIELINK NEW FRAUDNET MEMBER

Global network that can help victims

 

Karel Frielink has been appointed member of FraudNet for all six islands of the Dutch Antilles. FraudNet is a worldwide network of lawyers specialized in asset tracing and recovery. Set up in 2004 by the anti-crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce, FraudNet currently numbers 70 members present in 62 countries, providing victims of fraud with the possibility of retaining the best asset recovery professionals in the targeted jurisdictions.

Following strict criteria set by its member-elected Standards and …
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Feb 2015
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ADVOCATEN EN BELANGENVERSTRENGELING

Een advocaat moet onafhankelijk zijn

Van een advocaat wordt verwacht dat hij onafhankelijk is. Bij die onafhankelijkheid gaat het om een houding: de instelling van de advocaat tegenover zijn cliënt, maar ook tegenover het gerecht en in feite tegenover elke andere betrokken partij. Hij behoort de belangen van zijn cliënt te behartigen en zich niet door zijn eigenbelang te laten leiden. Hij mag evenmin de belangen behartigen van anderen als die in strijd zijn met het belang van zijn cliënt.

In de Gedragsregels voor Advocaten wordt dit uitgangspunt als volgt omschreven: “De advocaat mag zich niet met de behartiging van …
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Feb 2015
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ICC FRAUDNET

The leading specialist international network of fraud and asset recovery lawyers

Organized and operating under the auspices of the Commercial Crime Services of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), FraudNet is a 24/7 international rapid deployment force that pries open the vault of bank secrecy and helps victims locate and recover their stolen assets with the same cyber powered speed, stealth, reach and proficiency as the most sophisticated global fraud network.

Fraudsters meet their match in FraudNet’s experienced team of civil asset recovery lawyers, investigators and forensic accountants, who creatively wield their own sophisticated legal and investigative tools to trace …
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13
Feb 2015
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OFFERING SECURITIES FROM CURACAO AND ST. MAARTEN

About the obligation to publish a prospectus

The legal regulations in connection with the law providing for financial supervision are materially identical in Curaçao and Sint Maarten. For convenience sake we will mainly refer to Curaçao below.

The search for a prospectus requirement in the law on supervision will be in vain. The National Ordinance on the Supervision of Investment Institutions and Administrators (Landsverordening toezicht beleggingsinstellingen en administrateurs: ‘Ltba’) prohibits everybody in Section 3 subsection 1 from asking or obtaining in or from Curaçao funds or other assets in order to participate in an investment institution – which has not …
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Feb 2015
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STATUTORY FRAMEWORK FOR PROSPECTUS LIABILITY (II)

The Netherlands, Curaçao, St. Maarten and the BES-islands compared

The Netherlands

In the Netherlands there is a two-track law concerning prospectus liability as professor L. Timmerman calls it. There are two sets of rules supplementing the general doctrine of the wrongful act (Section 6:162 of the Dutch Civil Code (‘BW-NL‘):

  • the rules with regard to misleading and comparative advertising (Sections 6:194 – 6:196 BW-NL) and
  • the rules with regard to unfair commercial practices (wet oneerlijke handelspraktijken) (Sections 6:193a – 6:193j BW-NL)
  • 1. Misleading and comparative advertising (B2B)

    Section 6:194 subsection 1 BW-NL:

    “A person who with regard to goods or …
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    Mar 2014
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    STATUTORY FRAMEWORK FOR PROSPECTUS LIABILITY (I)

    The Netherlands, Curaçao, St. Maarten and the BES-islands compared

    That a prospectus must be approved (in the Netherlands and the BES Islands by the Authority for the Financial Markets, and in Curaçao and Sint Maarten by the Joint Central Bank of these countries) does not guarantee that the prospectus is not misleading. Therefore approval by the regulator does not entail a guarantee. The approval can be considered as an administrative approval contributing to better quality and more uniformity of the prospectuses.

    A prospectus is an offer or an invitation to make an offer directed to the general public or to …
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    Mar 2014
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    WHEN IS A PROSPECTUS REQUIRED?

    The Netherlands, Curaçao, St. Maarten and the BES-islands compared

    The Netherlands

    The legal system in the Netherlands has a European origin. We will not discuss this further here.* Chapter 5.1 of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht: ‘Wft’) includes the rules for offering securities.

    Section 5:2 Wft stipulates:

    “It is forbidden in the Netherlands to offer securities to the general public or to allow securities to be traded in a regulated market situated or operating in the Netherlands unless – with regard to the offering or the admission – a prospectus is generally available which has …
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    Mar 2014
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