Due to the acts of war by the Russian Federation in Ukraine, Houthoff has decided to terminate its relationship with the Russian Federation as well as with associated persons and companies. In addition, Houthoff will not accept any new instructions from such parties. Dutch lawyers are subject to strict professional rules of conduct when dealing with a decision of this nature, also when circumstances are as severe as currently the case in Ukraine. Houthoff will honour the applicable duty of care in the execution of this decision. It will do so in consultation with the Dean of the Amsterdam Bar.