COMMERCIAL & COMPANY LAW


SPACs or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies - a Belgian perspective

SPACs or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies - a Belgian perspective
04/06/2021

In recent years, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies or “SPACs” have gained tremendous popularity in the United States. In 2020 alone, one hundred SPACs accounted for approximately $80 billion in US public fundraising.

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The Plessers saga has come to an end – Is this a breakthrough in the reform of the reorganisation procedure?

The Plessers saga has come to an end – Is this a breakthrough in the reform of the reorganisation procedure?
27/04/2021

The reorganisation procedure aims to provide an opportunity for undertakings facing financial difficulties to continue their business and activities and is governed by the provisions in book XX of the Belgian Economic Law Code (“ELC”)

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The Plessers saga has come to an end – Is this a breakthrough in the reform of the reorganisation procedure?

The Plessers saga has come to an end – Is this a breakthrough in the reform of the reorganisation procedure?
27/04/2021

The reorganisation procedure aims to provide an opportunity for undertakings facing financial difficulties to continue their business and activities and is governed by the provisions in book XX of the Belgian Economic Law Code (“ELC”)

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Sustainable Finance Package:  what next for Taxonomy, NFRD and MiFID II/UCITS/AIFMD/Insurance ESG amendments

Sustainable Finance Package: what next for Taxonomy, NFRD and MiFID II/UCITS/AIFMD/Insurance ESG amendments
26/04/2021

The Commission has released a bumper package of sustainable finance legislation. We have the more or less final version of the Taxonomy screening criteria for climate change, the proposal for the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

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Sustainable Finance Package:  what next for Taxonomy, NFRD and MiFID II/UCITS/AIFMD/Insurance ESG amendments

Sustainable Finance Package: what next for Taxonomy, NFRD and MiFID II/UCITS/AIFMD/Insurance ESG amendments
26/04/2021

The Commission has released a bumper package of sustainable finance legislation. We have the more or less final version of the Taxonomy screening criteria for climate change, the proposal for the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

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Les pièces justificatives de l'UBO à fournir pour le 31 août 2021

Les pièces justificatives de l'UBO à fournir pour le 31 août 2021
14/04/2021

Pour le 30 avril 2021 au plus tard, chaque entité redevable devrait confirmer ses données dans le registre UBO. Dorénavant, des pièces justificatives doivent également être fournies. Mais ce délai a été prolongé jusqu'au 31 août 2021.

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CSSF circular on governance and security requirements for teleworking

CSSF circular on governance and security requirements for teleworking
13/04/2021

On 9 April 2021, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the « CSSF »), the Luxembourg financial supervisory authority, adopted a circular 20/769 on governance and security requirements for supervised entities to perform tasks or activities through telework (the “Circular”)

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CSSF circular on governance and security requirements for teleworking

CSSF circular on governance and security requirements for teleworking
13/04/2021

On 9 April 2021, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the « CSSF »), the Luxembourg financial supervisory authority, adopted a circular 20/769 on governance and security requirements for supervised entities to perform tasks or activities through telework (the “Circular”)

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It's the Data...

It's the Data...
09/04/2021

Data, data everywhere. All types: personal and non-personal. They are all invaluable. Corporations produce them and receive them. So does the potential buyer in an M&A transaction.

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EU Recovery Prospectus: temporary fast-track to boost listed companies' COVID-19 recovery

EU Recovery Prospectus: temporary fast-track to boost listed companies' COVID-19 recovery
09/04/2021

In addressing the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European legislator amended the existing Prospectus Regulation and introduced the new EU Recovery Prospectus.

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