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Mr. Koen T’Syen
Mrs. Femke Vanderhaeghen

Bill on Reform of Belgian Business Law
19/02/2018

On 7 December 2017, a Bill on the reform of business law (Wetsontwerp houdende hervorming van het ondernemingsrecht/Projet de loi portant réforme du droit des entreprises – the “Bill”) was submitted to the Federal Chamber of Representatives. 

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Mr. Etienne Wery

Facebook condamnée à détruire des données sous peine d’une astreinte de 100 millions d’euros
19/02/2018

La justice a tranché : Facebook devra cesser de suivre et d’enregistrer le comportement de navigation des personnes qui surfent depuis la Belgique tant qu’elle ne met pas ses pratiques en conformité avec la législation belge en matière de vie privée. Facebook doit aussi détruire toutes les données à caractère personnel obtenues illégalement.

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A drug prescription assistance software can be a medical device

A drug prescription assistance software can be a medical device
19/02/2018

In its judgment dated 7 December 2017 (case C-329/16), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) considered that software, of which at least one of the functions makes it possible to use patient-specific data for the purposes, inter alia,

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The Code of Companies and Associations - Upcoming law

The Code of Companies and Associations - Upcoming law
19/02/2018

An important reform of our corporate law is being prepared. The reason for this is that corporate law has become extremely complicated due to numerous amendments and repairs, and then new amendments.

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Mr. Christiaan Moeskops

Dutch wage tax exemption withdrawals affecting Belgian residents’ Dutch pension schemes
16/02/2018

Since end of last year, about 1,300 pensioners who receive benefits of EUR 25,000 or more per annum under a Dutch pension scheme and who are resident in Belgium have been notified by the Dutch tax authorities that the exemption these pensioners enjoyed as regards Dutch wage tax withholding over such benefits is withdrawn effective 1 January 2018.

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Mrs. Ann Taghon

Geen beroep op economische werkloosheid mogelijk voor werkgever die werk uitbesteedt aan derden
16/02/2018

De wet van 15 januari 2018 houdende diverse bepalingen inzake werk schrijft nu in de Arbeidsovereenkomstenwet in dat het gebrek aan werk wegens economische oorzaken (zowel voor bedienden als voor werklieden) onafhankelijk moet zijn van de wil van de werkgever. Dat is niet het geval wanneer de werkgever het werk dat normaal had moeten worden verricht door de werknemers tijdens de schorsing van de uitvoering van hun arbeidsovereenkomst, uitbesteedt aan derden.

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Is your Property Manager’s mandate already registered with the Crossroads Bank?

Is your Property Manager’s mandate already registered with the Crossroads Bank?
14/02/2018

Since 1 April 2017, associations of co-owners must ensure that the mandate that their Property Manager receives from them, is registered with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (CBE). Co-owners have until 31 March 2018 to do this. 

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Mr. Kris De Schutter
Ms. Melissa Claessens

Important decision of the ECJ concerning seconded employees: ability to revoke the E101/ A1 certificate issued by another member state
13/02/2018

On the 6th of February 2018 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered an important judgement concerning the social security-certificate E101/A1. Certificates issued by another Member State can be disregarded if they were fraudulently obtained and the competent authority doesn’t review or withdraw the certificate in the light of these (new) circumstances.

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Mr. Miguel Troncoso-Ferrer

The US government applies to intervene in Apple’s EU State Aid case for a second time
13/02/2018

Apple and the Irish government have appealed the 2016 Commission’s Decision whereby Ireland was ordered to recover up to EUR 13 billion from the American IT manufacturer.

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Can an agreement that was void at any moment due to a violation of competition law be revived?

Can an agreement that was void at any moment due to a violation of competition law be revived?
12/02/2018

When a court invalidates an agreement because the rules of contract law were violated (for example because the agreement was concluded as a result of a mistake or deception), then that agreement is deemed to have never existed. It was never valid and never will be valid. Aside from a few exceptions, everything that has already been performed under the agreement must be undone. If an agreement is invalidated for violation of competition law, the consequences are less clear.

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