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Mr. Luc Depré

The “polluter pays” principle combined with an authority’s measures for de-pollution of soil – Council of State n° 199.664
31/03/2010

An authority’s measures to remediate ex-landfill and the Polluter Pays Principle (PPP).

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Mr. Luc Depré

Only the manifest ugliness of a building constitutes a serious 'difficult to repair' disadvantage – Council of State n° 199.460
31/03/2010

Architectural ugliness is a relative notion that doesn’t constitute a grave loss.

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Mr. Grégory De Sauvage

Companies facing financial difficulties : duty of deciding
31/03/2010

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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Mr. SĂ©bastien Engelen

European Commission approves restructuring plan for Dex
31/03/2010

The European Commission decided in its decision of 26 February 2010 to approve a restructuring plan for Dexia.

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Ms. Annabelle Lepiece

Should aid be granted to firms in difficulty?
31/03/2010

A study of hypothetical scenarios relating to the restructuring of state aid was published on behalf of the European Commission.

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Mr. Grégory De Sauvage

Law concerning the continuity of enterprises : companies facing financial difficulties 1 – tax administration 0
31/03/2010

The courts underline that the participation , in the general interest, of the tax administration in the recovery of companies was a part of the objective of the reform of the law on the judicial moratorium.

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New Commercial Practices and Consumer Protection Act

New Commercial Practices and Consumer Protection Act
31/03/2010

On 18 March 2010, the Belgian Senate approved a bill on commercial practices and consumer protection (hereinafter the "CPA") which will repeal the Fair Trade Practices Act ("FTPA") of 14 July 1991.

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Hardship accepted under the CISG

Hardship accepted under the CISG
29/03/2010

The Belgian Supreme Court has ruled that circumstances which were not reasonably foreseeable at the time of the conclusion of an agreement and which increase the burden of the agreement disproportionately, can, in certain circumstances, be considered as “an impediment” in the sense of Article 79 of the United Nations Convention on Contracs for the International Sale of Goods, signed in Vienna on 11 April 1980 (the “CISG”).

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Mr. Emmanuel Leroux

The act on the corporate governance statement and the remuneration of directors and executives of listed companies
26/03/2010

In the wake of various international initiatives, the Belgian legislator has set its rules on the bonuses and severance payments for the directors and executives of listed companies, as announced frequently by the press during the last few months. These new rules are included in a broader act “on the enhancement of corporate governance for listed companies and autonomous public undertakings and on the amendment of the rules with regard to the prohibition against pursuing functions in the banking and financial sector”. The text of the act is final and is awaiting publication in a few days.

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New Belgian law on corporate governance

New Belgian law on corporate governance
23/03/2010

On 18 March 2010, the Senate approved the new Corporate Governance Act, which had already been approved by the Chamber of Deputies. The new Act will be published in the Belgian State Gazette soon.

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