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John Paans heads the Corporate Structures Group, and supervises a team of nine corporate lawyers and two paralegals. He works closely with corporate, commercial, banking, tax, employment and intellectual property lawyers — in Amsterdam and other offices of Baker McKenzie. John was made local partner in 2003, appointed by her Majesty Queen Beatrix as Civil-law Notary in 2005, and appointed by the international partnership of Baker McKenzie as principal in 2006.

The measures to contain COVID-19 in the Netherlands entail social distancing and restrictions on meetings. This also impairs decision-making within legal entities where the law or articles of association sometimes require physical meetings. To solve this issue, a temporary COVID-19 act has been adopted to allow for virtual general meetings and board meetings. The new rules apply with retroactive effect from 16 March 2020.

The measures to contain COVID-19 in the Netherlands entail social distancing and restrictions on meetings. This also impairs decision-making within legal entities where the law or articles of association sometimes require physical meetings. To solve this issue, a temporary COVID-19 act has been adopted to allow for virtual general meetings and board meetings. The new rules apply with retroactive effect from 16 March 2020.