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Just how far does my guarantee go?

Just how far does my guarantee go?
21/02/2019

Your computers are distributed within the EU via a network of national importers. Your company has been very successful everywhere - except in Germany. Your sales manager suspects that this is due to the presence of a competitor who offers a 5-year guarantee. Your own guarantee is limited to 2 years. To counter this, you decide to offer, via your German importer, the same guarantee as your competitor.

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Mr. Gunther Valkenborg

French payroll taxes as of 1 January 2019
20/02/2019

The introduction of French payroll taxes for French tax residents as of 1 January 2019 is a current eye catcher as it also impacts foreign based (e.g. Belgian or Dutch) employers. Indeed, these foreign based employers will have to be compliant with the new French payroll tax requirements (i.e. referred to as 'Prélèvement à la Source').

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New "profit bonus" rules in force since January 2019
19/02/2019

Since 1 January 2018, an employer has been able to grant its employees a cash bonus based on part or all of the profits of the financial year (the so-called “profit bonus”). This profit bonus enjoys attractive social and tax benefits.
 

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Vlaams Regering keurt het ontwerp van het Kaderdecreet Bestuurlijke Handhaving definitief goed

Vlaams Regering keurt het ontwerp van het Kaderdecreet Bestuurlijke Handhaving definitief goed
19/02/2019

Na advies van de Raad van State, keurde de Vlaamse Regering op vrijdag 25 januari het ontwerp van decreet bestuurlijke handhaving goed. Een en ander werd al aangekondigd in onze eerdere blog.

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Mon A(I)SBL, cette entreprise: une refonte juridique

Mon A(I)SBL, cette entreprise: une refonte juridique
19/02/2019

La loi du 15 avril 2018 portant réforme du droit des entreprises bouleverse indéniablement la législation économique en Belgique. Désormais, la réglementation propre aux entreprises est refondue et englobe les associations (internationales) sans but lucratif (AS(I)BL) et les fondations notamment sous l’égide du Code de Droit Economique (CDE).

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Mrs. Philippine De Wolf
Mrs. Vanessa Uwamahoro

Deadline for UBO Registration Extended Until 30 September 2019
18/02/2019

Last October, we informed you that the Federal Public Service for Finance (“FPS Finance”) had extended the initial deadline to comply with the Royal Decree of 30 July 2018 introducing a UBO register in Belgium from 31 November 2018 until 31 March 2019.

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Mr. Etienne Wery

Filmer la police ? La CJUE est plutôt favorable
18/02/2019

C’est un arrêt très attendu qui a été rendu par la CJUE la semaine passée : un citoyen peut-il, pour critiquer son comportement, filmer la police en activité et surtout diffuser les images ? La réponse était connue pour ce qui concerne la prise d’image. Mais qu’en est-il de la diffusion ? Via une interprétation extensive de l’exception de journalisme, la CJUE ouvre très largement la porte.

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Prêts pour la nouvelle législation des marchés publics ?

Prêts pour la nouvelle législation des marchés publics ?
15/02/2019

La récente législation relative aux marchés publics résulte de la transposition des directiveseuropéennes de 2014, dictées par de grands objectifs de modernisation : efficacité, accès aux PME et éthique économique. Comment le législateur belge a-t-il traduit ces objectifs dans notre ordre juridique ?

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Betere bescherming van bedrijfsgeheimen

Betere bescherming van bedrijfsgeheimen
15/02/2019

De Belgische wetgever heeft vorige zomer een wettelijk kader voor een betere bescherming van bedrijfsgeheimen ingesteld.

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Mr. Jens Debièvre

Offshore wind in Belgium: a fresh breeze of competition
15/02/2019

The Belgian Federal Agency for Electricity and Gas (the CREG) issued a study on 20 December 2018 in which it discusses financial support for offshore wind farms after 2020 

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