Banking law


Mrs. Anne Fontaine

Benelux Regulators to Apply EIOPA Guidelines on Outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers by Insurance and Reinsurance Undertakings
14/08/2020

On 24 April 2020, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) issued new guidelines on outsourcing to cloud service providers (the "Guidelines") which apply to insurance and reinsurance undertakings

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Mr. Michaël Fernandez-Bertier

La Belgique transpose la 5ème Directive anti-blanchiment… et assujettit le secteur du football professionnel !
17/07/2020

Ce jeudi 16 juillet 2020, la Chambre des représentants a entériné le projet de loi « portant des dispositions diverses relatives à la prévention du blanchiment de capitaux et du financement du terrorisme et à la limitation de l’utilisation des espèces » (Doc. parl. n° 55-1324/009).

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ESMA consults on new rules for Cloud arrangements

ESMA consults on new rules for Cloud arrangements
17/06/2020

On 3 June 2020, ESMA published a Consultation Paper (“CP” which is available here) on draft guidelines for outsourcing to cloud service providers.

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Update on B2B loan payment deferral and unilateral termination

Update on B2B loan payment deferral and unilateral termination
30/04/2020

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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: 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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CJ rules that limitations to the Belgian notional interest deduction regarding exempt foreign permanent establishments are in line with the freedom of establishment (Argenta Spaarbank)

CJ rules that limitations to the Belgian notional interest deduction regarding exempt foreign permanent establishments are in line with the freedom of establishment (Argenta Spaarbank)
25/11/2019

On 17 October 2019, the CJ issued its judgment in case Argenta Spaarbank (C-459/18). The case deals with the calculation of the notional interest deduction (deduction for capital risk) in the case of a Belgian company that has a Netherlands permanent establishment the income of which is exempt under the double tax treaty signed between those countries. The CJ concluded that there is no actual difference between how the deduction applies to domestic and foreign permanent establishments.

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Saisissez plus facilement un compte bancaire dans toute l’UE !

Saisissez plus facilement un compte bancaire dans toute l’UE !
20/11/2019

A l’heure actuelle, lorsque l’on souhaite effectuer une saisie sans connaître la banque auprès de laquelle le débiteur a ouvert un compte, elle est pratiquée simultanément auprès des plus grands établissements bancaires belges en espérant y trouver quelque chose.

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Europe pushes companies one step further towards sustainable investments

Europe pushes companies one step further towards sustainable investments
21/10/2019

The European Commission has underlined the importance for companies to publish sufficient, reliable and comparable sustainability-related information to effectively direct capital towards sustainable investments.

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