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The ‘Court of Commerce’ no longer exists.

Yesterday, 1 November 2018, the Act of 15 April 2018 came into force, which thoroughly overhauled company law, with the result that the 'Court of Commerce' will be called from now on the 'Commercial Court' ('de Ondernemingsrechtbank').

The Commercial Court ('de Ondernemingsrechtbank') will then become the place to be for resolving disputes between companies on the one hand and disputes between a company and a natural person on the other (regardless of whether this person acts as plaintiff or defendant), provided that the dispute relates to an act that is not manifestly foreign to the company.

In this sense, article 573 of the Judicial Code has been amended, which amendments have thus entered into force since 1 November 2018.