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The future Belgian register for nanomaterials: what companies should know about it

The future Belgian register for nanomaterials: what companies should know about it
29/07/2014

On 7 February 2014, the Belgian federal government issued a press release declaring that the draft Royal Decree creating a Belgian register for nanomaterials has been approved. Although the Royal Decree has not yet been published in the Belgian Official Gazette, its content has been disclosed under the TRIS notification system. The comments provided here are based on the documents notified to the European Commission on 19th February 2014, with a standstill dated extended to 20th August 2014.

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Mr. Philippe Snel

What foreigners better know under the new PRC Exit and Entry rules
30/09/2013

We would like to raise your special attention to the new PRC Exit and Entry Law of July 1, 2013 (hereinafter, the "New Law") as well as to the Regulation on the Entry and Exit of Foreigners being the implementation of the New Law which entered into force on September 1, 2013 (hereinafter, the "Implementing Regulation"). Pertaining to these two documents, a couple of previous entry and 
exit rules for foreigners have been changed, tightened or further clarified. 

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Mr. Hendrik Viaene
Mr. Peter Wytinck
Mrs. Anne-Sophie Stappers
Mr. Bram Hoorelbeke

District Court of The Hague rules on preliminary defences in paraffin wax damage claims case
17/06/2013

On 1 May 2013, the District Court of The Hague ruled in an interim decision on various preliminary defences in an antitrust 'follow-on' litigation case between CDC and Shell, Esso, Sasol and Total. The court rejected the defences regarding jurisdiction and the request to stay the proceedings, at least at this early stage.

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Mr. Hendrik Viaene
Mr. Peter Wytinck
Mrs. Delphine Gillet
Mr. Bram Hoorelbeke

Under a pre-Expedia instruction of the Dutch Supreme Court, the Arnhem Appeals Court applies the appreciability test to an object infringement
23/05/2013

On 26 March 2013, the Arnhem Appeals Court rendered its judgment in the Batavus case (LJN: BZ5188) , following remand instructions from the Dutch Supreme Court.

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Mr. Freerk Vermeulen

Hoge Raad aanvaardt verschoningsrecht advocaat in dienstbetrekking
01/04/2013

In een uitspraak van 15 maart jl. heeft de Hoge Raad een verschoningsrecht van advocaten in dienstbetrekking erkend. Op 14 september 2010 had het Europese Hof van Justitie een verschoningsrecht voor advocaten in dienstbetrekking afgewezen in de context van het Europese mededingingsrecht (Akzo Nobel/Commissie).

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Mr. Alexander de Nerée
Mr. Jan Bogaert

A look at Chinese outward investments
09/02/2013

 

With political interference elsewhere on the rise, the Benelux may find itself attracting more Chinese investments in the coming years.

Amidst global economic turmoil and slower GDP growth in China, the trend towards ever-increasing outward investments from China into the world continued in 2012. A recent paper by the Asian Study Center at the American Heritage Foundation[1] provides comprehensive data and some interesting insights into the transactions behind the numbers.

 

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Mr. Didier Jaecques

Marlex staat mee aan de wieg van de Belgian Association of Tax Lawyers
03/10/2012

Op 4 mei 2012 werd de Belgian Association of Tax Lawyers opgericht. Marlex behoort samen met een dertigtal andere advocatenkantoren met fiscale specialisatie tot de oprichters van deze nieuwe vereniging.

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Mr. Bruno Fonteyn

Nieuws in het kort
07/02/2012

- Fixation des conditions d’agrément pour les banques de sang de cordon et les sructures intermédiaires (A.R. du 7 novembre 2011)

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Mr. Bruno Fonteyn

Overeenkomst van regering en algemene beleidsnota - de vooruitzichten voor de wetgever in de gezondheidszorg
06/02/2012

Overzicht van het regeringsakoord en van de algemene beleidsnota inzake gezondheidszorg

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Mrs. Ruxandra Cana
Mr. Claudio Mereu
Mr. Koen Van Maldegem

Update on French rules on access to file and seized documents in competition procedures
06/12/2011

Since May 2011, documents produced or held by the French competition authority are no longer accessible to the public.

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