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Revised Merger Code of the Social and Economic Council available in English

In 2015 the Merger Code in the Netherlands has been modified. The revised and updated Code is now available in an English version and can be downloaded on the website of the Social and Economic Council. New to the previous version: the Merger Code might also apply to non-profit organisations, government organisations and independent professions.

Protecting employee interests at merger

The Merger Code is primarily aimed at protecting employee interests in the event of a proposed merger. Its purpose is to ensure that employees are given due consideration when enterprises are contemplating a merger. The Code could be applicable if a proposed merger involves private enterprises and all the conditions as stipulated in the Merger Code are fulfilled.

The Merger Code 2015 is in force as from 1 October 2015.