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Mr. Geert Somers
Mr. Bernd Fiten

Third parties coming to an end, what does the future of online tracking look like?
06/12/2021

Since the arrival of the Internet in the 1990s, cookies have played an increasingly important role in personalizing ads. But that seems to be coming to an end soon. Some browsers already block third-party cookies, and Google is working on an alternative technology for showing personalized ads without using third-party cookies. What does this mean for companies in AdTech?

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Conditions Subsequent - Underestimated Dealbreakers

Conditions Subsequent - Underestimated Dealbreakers
06/12/2021

In these times of uncertainty, parties are increasingly stipulating more conditions in transaction documentation. Conditions subsequent have the opposite effect of conditions precedent.

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Mrs. Stéphanie De Smedt
Mr. Dorien Surinx

EDPB publishes guidelines on interplay territorial scope GDPR and international transfers
02/12/2021

On 18 November 2021, the European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB”) published guidelines on the interplay between article 3 GDPR, on the territorial scope of the GDPR, and Chapter V of the GDPR, on international transfers.

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Mrs. Marga Caproni

Belgium’s largest Joint Committee reaches a new agreement on employment and working conditions – deadlines for employers to act are tight!
29/11/2021

Against the background of industrial unrest in other sectors, the social partners of Joint Committee 200 –the Committee representing the largest number of employees in the country, more than 480.000 in total – have quietly come to an agreement on employment and working conditions. The most important provisions of the agreement are summarized within this post.

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 Geert De Neef
Mr. Tom Geudens

Private Equity Funds in Belgium: the Case of the Private Privak/Pricaf Privée
29/11/2021

Private equity funds, or so called Private Privaks/Pricafs Privées, have gained enormous popularity in Belgium during the last couple of years. The Private Privak/Pricaf Privée was introduced in 2003 under a very rigid and complex regulatory framework.

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Mrs. Esther Soetens
Ms. Annabel Coopman

New salary increases in Joint Committee n° 200
29/11/2021

On 18 November 2021, the social partners within the general Joint Committee for white-collar employees (JC 200) signed a sector-level agreement regarding the implementation of the wage norm

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Special tax regime for foreign executives: new regime from 1 January 2022

Special tax regime for foreign executives: new regime from 1 January 2022
27/11/2021

A bill to reform the special tax regime for foreign executives as of 1 January 2022 is currently under consideration in the House of Representatives. Its outline, which is currently uncertain, is commented on below.

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Kan je vervolgd worden voor een negatieve review: vrije meningsuiting of toch niet?

Kan je vervolgd worden voor een negatieve review: vrije meningsuiting of toch niet?
26/11/2021

Online reviews zijn vandaag de dag overal te vinden. Deze digitale vorm van mond-aan-mondreclame geeft consumenten een stem en biedt ondernemingen tegelijkertijd een manier om betrouwbaarheid uit te stralen.

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Only a few weeks left for the British nationals working/residing in Belgium on 31 December 2020 to obtain the status of Beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement

Only a few weeks left for the British nationals working/residing in Belgium on 31 December 2020 to obtain the status of Beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement
26/11/2021

British nationals who exercised their right to free movement before 1 January 2021 may, pursuant to the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the United Kingdom and the European Union, retain their right of residence and right to work in Belgium if they were resident in Belgium or were active here as a frontier worker before 1 January 2021. In order for these workers/residents to retain their acquired rights, they must obtain the status of “Beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement”. Since the application to obtain this status must be submitted by 31 December 2021, there are only a few weeks left to do so!

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Mr. Peter Craddock

Prohibition of online advertising in a list of e-mails or messages – a misstep by the CJEU?
26/11/2021

When submitted a request for a preliminary ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is expect to answer questions – not raise too many new ones. Unfortunately, a judgment on online advertising of 25 November 2021 appears to miss the mark in this respect.

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