In every legal system, the State has a position of authority as the public body responsible for the protection of the interests of private persons. This is considered to be a necessity in all well-functioning societies; however, there is a fine line between an abuse of power and law enforcement. Therefore this fine balance has to be carefully regulated in all areas of law.

Law, in its rigidity, has always tried to temper the passing of time by adapting it and using it to its own means, harnessing its effects over some powerful legal institutions (Căpățână, 2007). In this article, I have chosen to present a matter of significant importance: the effects of the acquisitive prescription over the right of servitude. 

The Netherlands is famous for its liberal take on law and order. It has formed a reputation of tolerance for some of the most taboo aspects of social life: hired sex and recreational drugs. But when compared to the harsher policies of other jurisdictions – like Sweden’s ban on prostitution, for example – Dutch policies do not seem to be taken seriously in the international arena.

The concept of the company's separate legal personality obtained through the 'veil of incorporation' and the limited liability it entails are at the core of company law, enabling much of the dealings within it (e.g. through its protection for investors) (Matthews, 2013). However, piercing this veil has been subject to much controversy over its history, with many academics arguing for the need of clarification on both of its principles (Hannigan, 2013).

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