Corporate 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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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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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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Criminal liability of directors – the blind spot

Criminal liability of directors – the blind spot
29/03/2021

In addition to the specific criminal liability that directors incur for certain acts that they themselves commit in this capacity, they are increasingly at risk of being prosecuted as participants in offences committed by or within the company.

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Obligation d'information sur les UBO : confirmation annuelle requise avant le 30 avril 2021

Obligation d'information sur les UBO : confirmation annuelle requise avant le 30 avril 2021
24/03/2021

La législation UBO impose l'obligation de mettre à jour annuellement les informations reprises dans le registre UBO

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Retaining Key Talent on the Heels of a Deal

Retaining Key Talent on the Heels of a Deal
16/03/2021

Having strong, talented performers certainly gives any company a competitive advantage. Because they are key and valuable to a company, retaining them is essential to any M&A deal.

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How the B2B law relates to company law

How the B2B law relates to company law
03/03/2021

Unlike in the case of financial services and public procurement, company law, and company contracts in particular, are not explicitly excluded from the scope of the new B2B law.

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COVID-19: Payment suspension scheme for borrowers extended further in time

COVID-19: Payment suspension scheme for borrowers extended further in time
18/02/2021

End of March 2020, the Minister of Finance and the Belgian financial sector, through the Belgian financial sector federation (Febelfin) and in close cooperation with the National Bank of Belgium, put into place a temporary support package for businesses to deal with the economic fallout resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic

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L’assemblée générale « à distance » désormais toujours possible dans les sociétés et associations

L’assemblée générale « à distance » désormais toujours possible dans les sociétés et associations
05/02/2021

Lors de la première vague du COVID-19, l'AR n° 4 avait temporairement accordé plus de souplesse aux sociétés afin qu’elles puissent reporter leur assemblée générale ou tenir celle-ci par voie électronique.

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