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Eversheds welcomes new partner in Brussels

Eversheds Sutherland has announced the strategic international hire of Marjolein De Backer as a Partner in its Competition, Trade & Foreign Investment practice in Brussels.

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AKD expands tax practice in Belgium

AKD has taken on Frédéricq Jacquet for its tax practice as of 3 July 2023. Bringing over 20 years of experience in tax law, Frédéricq Jacquet possesses extensive expertise in emplo…

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les Universités d'été d'AVOCATS.BE

Les mardi 22 et mercredi 23 août, rejoignez-nous au Château de Courrière pour deux journées riches en découvertes, en partage de connaissances et en rencontres inspirantes.

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17/09/23
How to Meet the New Notification Obligations Under the EU Fo…

As from October 2023, companies receiving financial contributions from thir…

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14/09/23
Fiscale regularisatie in de laatste rechte lijn: hoog tijd v…

Met ingang van 1 januari 2024 komt een einde aan de wettelijke regeling om …

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Each day we publish several articles written by legal and tax specialists from law firms, notaries offices, the legal departments from payroll agencies and tax consultants.

It is the perfect way for lawyers at the Bar, in-house counsel, barristers, solicitors, notaries, bailiffs, paralegals and any other legal professional with an interest in Belgian and European law to keep informed of new legislative initiatives, case law, legal doctrine and all other legal developments on the Belgian legal scene!

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De kaaimantaks anno 2023: een kameleon met vele gedaanten

De kaaimantaks werd in 2015 geïntroduceerd en heeft ondertussen heel wat aanpassingen ondergaan. Het blijkt bijzonder complexe wetgeving waarover nog …

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Taxpayer can revoke consent to dawn raid of premises

Until now, there was no unanimity on the necessity for the taxpayer’s consent when the tax authorities want to execute an unannounced dawn raid at the…

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Uitbreng van vastgoed middels ontbinding-vereffening BV: VLABEL aan het woord

In dit artikel gaan we nader in op de uitbreng van vastgoed middels ontbinding-vereffening naar aanleiding van het herwerkte standpunt van VLABEL in d…

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Colour shifting risks: cartel fines for alleged indirect info exchange upheld

Companies should be wary of the novel approach taken by two national competition authorities towards indirect information exchange. A Dutch and a Belg…

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Interest paid to qualifying foreign EEA AIFs may now benefit from the Belgian WHT exemption.

On 26 July, a new Royal Decree amending the Royal Decree implementing the Belgian Income tax code (RD/BITC) was published. The Decree includes various…

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Reforming the Union Customs Code: a proposal from the European Commission towards harmonizing European Union c…

On May 17, 2023, ten years after the EU adopted its Union Customs Code (UCC), the European Commission published a proposal intended to begin the compl…

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Data Privacy Framework (DPF) vs. Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC): At-A-Glance Comparison

On 10 July 2023, the European Commission (EC) adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF). The decision concludes that th…

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New payment services and financial data access package proposed by the European Commission

On 28 June 2023, the European Commission introduced a package of three proposals aimed at improving the functioning of the payment services market and…

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Deposit for returnable containers - part of the selling price or not?

In a recent case, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) had to consider whether the ‘selling price’ under EU consumer protection rules should include …

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EU Considers Adding More Teeth to Sanctions Enforcement with Adoption of Draft Law Criminalizing Sanctions Eva…

On July 6, 2023, members of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (CLC) adopted a draft negotiating mandate that would target those viol…

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EU reaches agreement on Data Act – Comprehensive EU data law is on the way

On 27 June 2023, the European Parliament and Council resolved the remaining open points and reached a political agreement on the EU Data Act, paving t…

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Uitkeringen door Liechtensteinse stichting niet belastbaar als fictielegaat!

De Liechtensteinse stichting – Stiftung – heeft dezelfde wezenskenmerken als stichtingen naar Belgisch recht: (i) de stichting wordt opgericht door ee…

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Artificial intelligence and (product) liability

In the age of artificial intelligence (“AI”), many legal questions arise around the compensation for damage caused by defective products. For example,…

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Pre-pack proceedings under Belgian law: is this a fresh start?

Belgium is finally about to transpose Directive 2019/2023 on preventive restructuring frameworks and regulated pre-pack proceedings are now accessible…

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Proposal for Council Directive on Faster and Safer Relief of Excess Withholding Taxes

On 19 June 2023, the European Commission published a proposal for a Council Directive on Faster and Safer Relief of Excess Withholding Taxes (“FASTER …

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Belgium’s framework for the screening of foreign direct investment enters into force

Three years after the adoption of the EU Regulation establishing a framework for screening of foreign direct investments (FDI) in the EU, the Belgian …

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Belgium implements the EU mobility directive: what changes for M&A?

The Belgian law of 25 May 2023 transposing the EU Mobility Directive on cross-border conversions, mergers and (partial) demergers was published in the…

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The era of FDI screenings kicks off in Belgium

The Belgian screening mechanism for foreign direct investments (FDI) will enter into force on 1 July 2023. The mechanism is designed to safeguard Belg…

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Niet-aangifte buitenlandse roerende inkomsten is niet noodzakelijk fraude

Nu de internationale gegevensuitwisseling op volle toeren draait, kan de niet-aangifte van buitenlandse roerende inkomsten en/of buitenlandse rekening…

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The proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence is definitely making its way

On 1 June 2023, the European Parliament agreed its position on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). Soon, negotiations on the…

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