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 The brand new Belgian Act (finally) transposing the EU copyright Directive entered into force

The brand new Belgian Act (finally) transposing the EU copyright Directive entered into force
10/08/2022

By the Act of 19 June 2022, Belgium transposed the Directive (EU) 2019/790 into Belgian law, hereby ushering in a number of changes. It entered into force on 1 August 2022. Member States initially had until 7 June 2021 for the transposition

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Copyright fit for the internet age? (Part 3: New rules governing copyright contracts)

Copyright fit for the internet age? (Part 3: New rules governing copyright contracts)
08/08/2022

On 1 August 2022, the Belgian law transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM directive”) (EU Directive 2019/790) was published in the Belgian State Gazette (NL / FR).

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Constitutional Court rules on the suspension of a criminal penalty for legal entities in social law affairs

Constitutional Court rules on the suspension of a criminal penalty for legal entities in social law affairs
08/08/2022

In a judgement of 23 June 2022, the Belgian Constitutional Court ruled that the impossibility for a criminal court to fully or partially suspend (‘uitstel van tenuitvoerlegging’/’sursis à l’exécution’) a criminal fine, imposed on a legal entity as a result of the infraction

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Copyright fit for the internet age? (Part 2: New neighbouring right for press publishers & four new mandatory exceptions to copyright)

Copyright fit for the internet age? (Part 2: New neighbouring right for press publishers & four new mandatory exceptions to copyright)
05/08/2022

On 1 August 2022, the Belgian law transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM directive”) (EU Directive 2019/790) was published in the Belgian State Gazette (NL / FR)

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State aid: Amendments to the European Commission's Temporary Crisis Framework in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

State aid: Amendments to the European Commission's Temporary Crisis Framework in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine
05/08/2022

On 20 July 2022, the European Commission adopted an amendment to the Temporary Crisis Framework for State aid measures to support the economy following Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

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Copyright fit for the internet age? (Part 1: Background & article 17 DSM directive)

Copyright fit for the internet age? (Part 1: Background & article 17 DSM directive)
04/08/2022

On 1 August 2022, the Belgian law transposing the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM directive”) (EU Directive 2019/790) was published in the Belgian State Gazette

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The Belgian transposition of the EU Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions: next steps for employers

The Belgian transposition of the EU Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions: next steps for employers
04/08/2022

The transposition of the Directive 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union (the Directive) is not yet complete in Belgium: although the deadline for transposition was set by the European Union (EU)

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Mr. Bruno Stroobants
Ms. Anne-Victoire Vandekerckhove
Mrs. Kyoto Van Herreweghe
Mr. Dario Petosa

Vergelijkingstabel tussen de uitbatingsvoorwaarden van parkings in de drie Gewesten
03/08/2022

De uitbatingsvoorwaarden van parkeerterreinen zijn de laatste jaren het voorwerp geweest van een aantal wetswijzigingen in de drie gewesten.

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Paying a tribute is not dishonest

Paying a tribute is not dishonest
03/08/2022

The General Court of the EU has recently rendered an interesting judgment about the lawfulness of “reviving” an old trade mark (Case T-250/21, EU:T:2022:430, NEHERA). 

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Tax reform: the Minister of Finance presents his plan

Tax reform: the Minister of Finance presents his plan
02/08/2022

The Belgian Minister of Finance has presented his outline for tax reform, which should extend over the next ten years.

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