COMMERCIAL & COMPANY LAW


Mr. Peter De Ryck

Rôle et obligations des administrateurs dans le contexte de l’épidémie de COVID-19: quelques perspectives
01/04/2020

L’épidémie de Coronavirus se fait sentir dans plusieurs domaines du secteur entrepreneurial et exerce une pression sur la gestion des sociétés. Les administrateurs sont obligés de prendre en compte toute une série de considérations et de prendre certaines décisions

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Covid-19 & Banks: Emergency Response and Sound Management

Covid-19 & Banks: Emergency Response and Sound Management
31/03/2020

The health crisis caused by Covid-19 and the economic and social consequences it has for banks oblige these financial institutions to inform their regulator of the specific measures, both internal and external, that they implement to address the situation.

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Covid-19 : Quels recours face aux difficultés de trésorerie ?

Covid-19 : Quels recours face aux difficultés de trésorerie ?
27/03/2020

Les mesures de confinement prises dans le cadre de la lutte contre la propagation du COVID-19 soulèvent d’importantes incertitudes notamment pour la poursuite des activités des entreprises.

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Mr. Peter De Ryck

COVID-19: L’organisation des Réunions des actionnaires et du conseil d’administration pendant la periode de distanciation sociale
27/03/2020

La propagation du Coronavirus a incité les gouvernements du monde entier à prendre des mesures de grande envergure, parmi lesquelles, l’interdiction de rassemblements sociaux. 

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COVID-19: Belgian banking support plan for consumers and enterprises

COVID-19: Belgian banking support plan for consumers and enterprises
27/03/2020

Pursuant to an agreement between the Belgian Federal State, the National Bank of Belgium and the financial sector (represented by Febelfin), Belgian financial institutions have undertaken to grant payment deferrals to those experiencing coronavirus-related repayment problems.

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Mr. Thibaut Willems
Mrs. Sophie Jacmain
Mrs. Sophie Jacmain

Coronavirus Insolvency: Monitor the risks
26/03/2020

Be aware of the increased risk of default by debtors. With the spread of the virus, there is a heightened risk of financial difficulties leading to default or potentially 

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Corona crisis and discontinuity of businesses

Corona crisis and discontinuity of businesses
25/03/2020

The authorities have taken several measures to support businesses and employment, under the pressure of the corona crisis. Measures in relation to tax and social security, temporary unemployment and state financial support were taken. An agreement with the financial sector to grant payment facilities was reached, as well.

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COVID-19: Can Directors’ and Shareholders’ Meetings Be Held Remotely in Belgium?

COVID-19: Can Directors’ and Shareholders’ Meetings Be Held Remotely in Belgium?
23/03/2020

With the spread of COVID-19, governments and companies everywhere are faced with hitherto unseen challenges. Measures are being taken everywhere to contain the pandemic and to discourage gatherings of people. At this point, gatherings of people are limited to the strict minimum and it is likely that a complete lockdown will be imposed for the next weeks or even months. Belgian companies having their general assembly coming up in the next months might want to take their precautions now and consider their options to avoid physical meetings. 

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COVID-19 and its repercussions on existing contracts: can you invoke force majeure?

COVID-19 and its repercussions on existing contracts: can you invoke force majeure?
18/03/2020

On 12 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) categorized the outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) as a pandemic. The impact of the virus on society and the economy will be catastrophic. Many countries are strengthening their measures, which leads to lockdowns and mandatory closings of schools, public services and businesses.

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Impact of COVID-19 on M&A transactions

Impact of COVID-19 on M&A transactions
17/03/2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to headline the global news, with stock markets suffering severe hits and governments implementing draconic measures to contain the spread of the novel virus, the impact on global M&A activity will undoubtedly be significant. In this newsletter, we address the potential legal impact of COVID-19 on M&A transactions.

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