Hans Urlus focuses his practice on antitrust and competition issues affecting clients in various industry sectors, and handles competition matters on both the domestic and cross-border level, with a concentration on vertical competition law issues regarding market entry strategies. Hans has vast experience advising clients on EU and national competition law, and EU regulatory issues, including handling complex multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions.
Hans also coordinates inbound and outbound FDI with respect to China and represents international clients in all legal and regulatory aspects of international trade, commercial agency, and franchise and distribution law issues. He is also involved in litigation and arbitration in relation to these matters. In addition, Hans also counsels various multinational clients on Dutch corporate law and governance obligations regarding holding activities.
Hans also deals with other regulatory aspects of EU law and the Dutch implementation thereof, such as the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act (in Dutch: Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financieren van terrorisme (Wwft)).
With more than 30 years of experience in the regulatory field, Hans has advised on numerous cases involving the introduction of various regulated products into the EU market.
- Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act (Wwft) and Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBOs) registration
- Competition law and EU regulatory law
- Corporate law (governance, mergers and acquisitions)
- Franchise, agency and distribution law