Financial law


The EU Recovery Prospectus: a useful tool?

The EU Recovery Prospectus: a useful tool?
17/01/2022

In February 2021, a new short-form prospectus was introduced in the EU regulatory framework aimed at supporting recovery from the business and financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis (Regulation 2021/337 of 16 February 2021 amending the Prospectus Regulation 2017/1129 of 14 June 2017)

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Mr. Tom Geudens

Direct Lending
15/12/2021

Direct lending constitutes the provision of credit directly (i.e., without an intermediary) to middle-market companies, mainly for the purpose of financing growth or acquisitions.

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Conservatory measures despite the freezing of assets under EU sanctions?

Conservatory measures despite the freezing of assets under EU sanctions?
15/12/2021

On 11 November 2021, the CJEU (C-340/20) ruled that the freezing of assets and economic resources under the EU restrictive measures (economic sanctions) precludes protective measures by creditors

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Mr. Tom Geudens

Investment Funds in Belgium: choose the right type!
06/12/2021

An investment fund is an undertaking which (i) does not have a general commercial or industrial purpose, (ii) pools together capital raised from its investors for the purpose of investment with a view to generating a pooled return for those investors

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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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New rules on pre-marketing of funds in Belgium

New rules on pre-marketing of funds in Belgium
22/09/2021

Alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”) that wish to examine to what extent investors are open to a certain investment idea or investment strategy were until recently faced with a divergent approach to pre-marketing in the various national legal systems within the European Union.

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The four facets of the European Commission’s proposal for a(n) AML/CFT package

The four facets of the European Commission’s proposal for a(n) AML/CFT package
22/09/2021

On 20 July 2021 the European Commission published the long-awaited package of legislative proposals, in implementation of the Commission Action Plan of 7 May 2020.

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Mrs. Sophie Jacmain
Mrs. Sophie Jacmain

Insolvency: Cash Is king: New Rules Against Late Payment
20/07/2021

Late payment puts a substantial dent in companies’ cash flow and, ultimately, their continuity. In recent years, payment behavior between businesses (B2B), and between businesses and government authorities (B2G), has deteriorated. 

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Further reliance on financial intermediaries to prevent tax abuse

Further reliance on financial intermediaries to prevent tax abuse
05/07/2021

Earlier this week, the Act of 2 June 2021 providing for various financial provisions relating to the combat against fraud has entered into force. This Act further enhances the combat against specific tax mechanisms 

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Global rise of Buy Now Pay Later: state of play in Belgium

Global rise of Buy Now Pay Later: state of play in Belgium
22/06/2021

Deferred payment methods, often called “Buy Now Pay Later (“BNPL”) solutions”, allow customers to acquire goods immediately while spreading the payment of the purchase price over time.

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