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Mrs. Elodie Lecroart

Droit d’auteur : la nouvelle directive arrive (enfin) !
08/04/2019

Le 26 mars dernier, le Parlement européen a adopté le texte de la nouvelle directive sur le droit d’auteur dans le marché unique numérique. Cette réforme, amorcée en 2016, vise à instituer un cadre juridique clair adapté à l’ère du numérique.

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Mrs. Marga Caproni

2020’s social elections in Belgium – the importance of 2019
05/04/2019

Some of the most exciting events take place only every four years: the Olympic Games, the World Cup and the Belgian social elections to name only three.

All Belgian companies with more than 50 employees are required to organise elections to appoint a Health & Safety Committee.

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New Belgian rules against abuse of economic dependence - changes in B2B relationships

New Belgian rules against abuse of economic dependence - changes in B2B relationships
05/04/2019

B2B relationships, particularly in the retail sector, are often characterised by an imbalance of economic, and thus negotiating, power between the contracting parties. This economic imbalance allows one party to impose contractual terms that would not be possible under normal market circumstances.

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Vrij aanvullend pensioen voor werknemers (VAPW): sinds 27 maart 2019 !

Vrij aanvullend pensioen voor werknemers (VAPW): sinds 27 maart 2019 !
05/04/2019

De wet over een vrij aanvullend pensioen voor de werknemers is op 27 maart 2019 in werking getreden. Nader onderzoek leert dat de impact voor de werkgevers relatief beperkt is.

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Mr. Philippe Vanclooster

New information (FAQ) on the Belgian UBO-register
04/04/2019

We already informed you about the introduction and extension of the deadline of the register of Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO-register). On 2 April 2019 the Federal Public Service Finance (FPSF) published an updated version of the document with frequently asked documents (FAQ).

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Mr. Andries Hofkens

Gaming krijgt eigen tax shelter
04/04/2019

België beschikt over een enorm potentieel voor spelsoftwareontwikkeling. Maar om het volle potentieel te benutten heeft de game-sector een flinke steun in de rug nodig. Om investeringen aan te trekken wordt thans de laatste hand gelegd aan een uitbreiding van het tax shelter-regime voor game development. De komst van de tax shelter hadden we eerder al aangekondigd. Maar nu ligt een concreet wetsvoorstel op tafel dat op 6 februari 2019 door de Commissie Financiën van de Kamer reeds werd goedgekeurd.

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 Bart Lombaerts

Royal decree implementing the mobility budget published
03/04/2019

On the 29th of March the law of 17 March 2019 concerning the introduction of a mobility budget was published together with a royal decree implementing this law. In comparison with the draft law no changes were made to the published law. It is mainly the royal decree, which implements the law concerning the mobility budget, that contains some interesting, new elements.

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EU Advocate General gives Internet cookie opinion that could impact data privacy regs

EU Advocate General gives Internet cookie opinion that could impact data privacy regs
03/04/2019

Advocate General Maciej Szpunar, a senior legal adviser to the EUs Court of Justice (CJEU), delivered an opinion (Case C?673/17) in a case concerning the questions: should websites actually give users the choice to accept cookies and to what extent? 

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Mr. Alexis Wochenmarkt
Mr. Camille Degrave

Is my company compliant with the new companies code ?
03/04/2019

On 28 February 2019, the Belgian parliament approved the new Code on Companies and Associations (hereinafter, the “Code“). What does the new Company Code mean for your company? 

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Mr. Miguel Troncoso-Ferrer

Commission imposes EUR1.49 billion ne on Google for abusing its dominance in the online advertising intermediation market
02/04/2019

On 20 March 2019, Google was ned EUR 1.49 billion for infringing EU Competition Law

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