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Mrs. Stacey Smits

Residential lease - Decision Constitutional Court d.d. 26 November 2009 concerning realisation by landlord of his own termination motive
28/02/2010

If, in the event the landlord terminates a residential lease agreement for personal use and the tenant notifies the landlord of a counter-termination, this does not release the landlord from his obligation to realise his termination motive.

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Mr. Thomas Hauzeur

Walloon Government delays the urbanisation permit
28/02/2010

The Walloon region postpones the entry into force of the urbanisation permit, which will now take effect on 1 September 2010.

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Mr. Thomas Hauzeur

The Ikea Act and the Services Directive: response of the legislator
28/02/2010

Facing the transposition deadline of the so-called “services directive”, the legislator tries to respond in extremis by adopting a law modifying the criteria for delivering socio-economic permits.

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Co-ownership: limitations on the use of private parts of a building

Co-ownership: limitations on the use of private parts of a building
28/02/2010

A constitutional deed of ownership, which sets out the rules of a co-ownership, may contain provisions that limit the use of the private parts of the building.

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Mr. Grégory De Sauvage

Companies facing financial difficulties : duty of deciding
28/02/2010

In a decision of 4 December 2008, the Court of Appeal of Brussels repeated the principles of directors’ liability in the event of unreasonable continuation of an overdrawn activity.

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Mrs. Virginie Fremat

Simplification of the administrative burdens on European public limited liability companies
28/02/2010

A new European directive intends to reduce to a minimum the administrative burdens on EU companies seeking mergers or divisions, by simplifying or waiving various information-related obligations.

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Repercussions of the speciality requirement for companies

Repercussions of the speciality requirement for companies
28/02/2010

Contracts that do not have a profit objective, and which do not meet the corporate objectives of the company, are considered as void.

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Mrs. Laurence Van Der Cruys

The establishment of a foreign non-profit association in Belgium: the centre of operations
28/02/2010

A foreign non-profit association that wants to be established in Belgium can open a so-called “centre of operations” without having to create a new legal entity. This operational centre is the equivalent of a branch of a company. By this means, a foreign non-profit association can carry out its activities in Belgium in a totally normal way. The procedures for setting up and running the centre of operations are provided by the law of June 27, 1921.

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Mr. Olivier Gilard

The BOIP gives a divergent interpretation of the notion of
28/02/2010

In its decision of 15 January 2010, the BOIP interpreted the notion of "genuine use of a trademark" and refused to give effect to a Community trademark that was used in only one member state.

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Mr. Tom Heremans

Apple’s iPod design is protected under Belgian copyright law
28/02/2010

In its decision of 17 September 2009, the Brussels Court of First Instance ruled that the design of Apple’s iPod music player is protected under Belgian copyright law. Imported music players that look like the iPod will constitute unlawful copies.

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