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Dutch Term English Term Definition
daar given that
dading release; settlement
dagvaarden to summons Note the 's' at the end (summons, not summon).
dagvaarding writ of summons (UK usage); indictment (US usage) In The Netherlands, there are 2 ways of initiating civil proceedings - dagvaardingsprocedure or verzoekschriftprocedure. Where proceedings are commenced by issuing a dagvaarding, there is an inleidende dagvaarding (initiating writ of summons).
datum in dienst employment start date
de feiten en omstandigheden die in de bewijsmiddelen zijn vervat facts in the evidence
de hoofvordering en de incidentele vordering the principal action and the incident (action)
debiteurenafdeling accounts receivable
decharge verlenen ratification of acts of directors Wording that appears in the Companies Act 2006.
decreet decree Statutory Instrument issued by the language communities/the Flemish and Walloon Regions.
deelneming participating interest A holding of 20% or more of the shares of an undertaking is presumed to be a participating interest unless the contrary is shown.
deelneming participating interest Taken from 'SCHEDULE 1 / COMPANIES ACT INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS'
deelneming partnership interest Specifically for a Vennootschap (limited partnership). Partnership Interest means an ownership interest in the Partnership held by either a Limited Partner or the General Partner and includes any and all benefits to which the holder of such a Partnership Interest may be entitled as provided in this Agreement, together with all obligations of such Person to comply with the terms and provisions of this Agreement.
deelneming participating interest According to EU Directive.
deelvonnis partial award
dekkingstoezegging promise of cover
derdengelden trust
derdenrekeningen trust
derdenverzet third-party proceedings
dictum operative part of the judgment
dienende dag the hearing date
dienst, in dienst treden van de Werkgever join the Employer
dienstbetrekking employed position
directeur groot aandeelhouder director and major shareholder Abbreviation: DGA in Dutch, DMS in English
directie directorate
documenten ter bevestiging van de handtekenings- en machtigingsbevoegdheid documents confirming the Buyer’s power of signature and authorisation
doel objects ‘Objects’ (in the plural) of a company are the activities it pursues; do not translate as ‘purpose’, ‘goal’, etc.
doorbetaling van loon tijdens ziekte paid sick leave
dossier claim file In an insurance context. Context: ...close my file
drempels limits In an insurance context.
driepartijenovereenkomst realisatie tri-party realisation agreement
DSCR Debt Coverage Service Ratio
duurovereenkomst continuing performance contract
duurovereenkomst voor onbepaalde tijd continuing performance contract
duurzaam ondernemen sustainability; sustainable business
dwingend recht mandatory law

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