The future of investment dispute settlement

The future of investment dispute settlement

The original article was published in Family Office Magazine and can be found here. Entrepreneurs engaging in international investments face several issues when they are accused of a breach of contract. When the investment agreement does not provide solid provisions...
Successful meeting in Basel at Dreyfus Sons & Co, Banquiers

Successful meeting in Basel at Dreyfus Sons & Co, Banquiers

The Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands, R.A.U. Juchter van Bergen Quast, met on 25 April 2019 with the Chairman of the Executive Management of Dreyfus Sons & Co Ltd, Banquiers, Mr. Stefan Knöpfel, who is also the president...
The future of money and payments

The future of money and payments

Speech by Mr Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the BIS, at the Central Bank of Ireland, 2019 Whitaker Lecture, Dublin, 22 March 2019. The bitcoin hype is over but attempts to create new forms of money or to engineer new ways to pay still appear almost weekly....
Dutch-Polish Business Forum in The Hague 2019

Dutch-Polish Business Forum in The Hague 2019

Oliver von Borstel, President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands and Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, its Vice President, have attended the Dutch-Polish Business Forum in The Hague on 3 April 2019, organised by the Dutch and Polish governments and the...
SCCN supports Children’s Khazana Foundation

SCCN supports Children’s Khazana Foundation

The Swiss Chamber of Commerce is grateful that it had the opportunity to make a donation to the Children’s Khazana Foundation. This Foundation is a newly founded independent organization in the Netherlands in 2015, by three female executives working in the Financial...
Amsterdam Investor Forum 2019

Amsterdam Investor Forum 2019

The Vice President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, mr R.A.U. Juchter van Bergen Quast, was fortunate to attend the annual Amsterdam Investor Forum 2019, organized by ABN AMRO Clearing. This most interesting event took place in Amsterdam on 19 and...
Business development: getting Haiti back in the saddle

Business development: getting Haiti back in the saddle

In 2017, Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School gave an important presentation about a strategy for restoring Haiti’s prosperity. A crucial part of his advice is to “make attracting foreign investment a core strategy“. In this article...
Successful networking at the Amsterdam American Business Club

Successful networking at the Amsterdam American Business Club

On 23 January 2019 the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands was present at an important networking event organised by the Amsterdam American Business Club. To discuss further cooperation and to plan future events, Mr. Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, Vice...
Visiting the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao

Visiting the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao

The Vice President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands, Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, has visited the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao, Mr. Anthony Begina. The Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao (Dutch: Gevolmachtigd Minister van Curaçao)...
Business Development in Florida

Business Development in Florida

The president, Oliver von Borstel, of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands has visited the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce in Florida, as part of a business trip to the United States. Important viewpoints about the possibilities of business...
Successful meeting at the Amsterdam American Business Club

Successful meeting at the Amsterdam American Business Club

September 2018 Business Network Event AABC The Vice President of the SCCN, Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, attended an event of the Amsterdam American Business Club at the World Trade Center, Amsterdam. Discussions with other participants led to important opportunities...
Business Development in the International Private Jet Industry

Business Development in the International Private Jet Industry

Today, the President, mr. Oliver von Borstel and the Vice President of the SCCN, mr. Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, have discussed a number of complex and specific issues regarding business development in the private jet-sector with mr. Menno-Klaas van der Heide, Vice...
The myth of the financialization of the housing market

The myth of the financialization of the housing market

Background In February 2017, mrs Leilani Farha, the United Nations’ special rapporteur for housing, presented a paper on housing commoditisation to the UN human rights council in Geneva. The paper explains how an unregulated financial market has boosted housing...
SCCN visiting Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) in Zurich

SCCN visiting Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) in Zurich

On 21 August 2018, the President, Oliver von Borstel, and the Vice President, Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast, of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands, visited Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) in Zurich. A meeting was organised with mr. Beat Kuster of...
Nestlé announcing a major blockchain collaboration with IBM

Nestlé announcing a major blockchain collaboration with IBM

A group of leading retailers and food companies including Nestlé and Walmart have signalled their commitment to “strengthen consumer confidence” in the foods they purchase by announcing a major blockchain collaboration with IBM. The consortium will work with ‘Big...
FinTech fact sheet

FinTech fact sheet

As a traditionally strong financial center with infrastructure close to universities, Switzerland offers ideal conditions for driving innovations in the fintech scene. Switzerland enjoys an international reputation as a trustworthy, reliable and innovative financial...
Handbook for investors

Handbook for investors

The handbook contains 164 pages of information setting out the key advantages of Switzerland as a business location as well as the current investment climate, production costs, taxes, infrastructure and new technologies, financing and legal matters.   Source: Swiss...
Switzerland most blockchain-friendly country in Europe

Switzerland most blockchain-friendly country in Europe

The study, released by blockchain conference BlockShow Europe 2018 looked at 48 European countries, analyzing factors such as actual regulations set in place for the growing blockchain sector, ICO regulations, regulations on cryptocurrency as payment, or the taxation...