Vennootschapsrecht


M&A - Beyond the Sniffling, Snuffling & Sneezing

M&A - Beyond the Sniffling, Snuffling & Sneezing
18/09/2020

M&A in Belgium, like everywhere else, is obviously impacted by the uncertain global economic landscape. Some sectors are weathering the storm better than others, but it is fair to say that there will be lasting changes and fundamental shifts across the M&A board

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Mr. Dirk Van Gerven

Acting for and Against a General Partnership Before the Courts
22/06/2020

The Code of Companies and Associations (CCA) abolished the joint venture (société momentanée/tijdelijke vennootschap) and the silent partnership (société interne/stille vennootschap) as distinct corporate forms. 

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Mr. Dirk Van Gerven

Royal Decree No 4: Introducing flexibility without losing sight of the rights of shareholders
12/06/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus, various questions have been raised regarding the organisation of board and shareholder meetings.

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Mr. Dirk Van Gerven

Calculation of the Majority at Partner and Shareholder Meetings
02/06/2020

Calculation of the majority at partner and shareholder meetings is not always easy. Fortunately, the Code of Companies and Associations (CCA) has clarified the rules in this area.

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Mr. Dirk Van Gerven

How Silent Is the Silent Partnership
27/05/2020

The silent partnership does not exist as a distinct corporate form in the new Code of Companies and Associations (CCA). This type of entity is now a variation on the general partnership.

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Mr. Dirk Van Gerven

Holding board meetings by video conference or teleconference
15/05/2020

The Code of Companies and Associations (CCA) does not mention the possibility to hold board meetings by video conference or teleconference. Traditionally, it has been accepted that board meetings should be held in person and that members who cannot attend should grant a proxy to another member to represent them. 

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Mr. Dirk Van Gerven

First Significant Amendments to the Code of Companies and Associations (CCA)
13/05/2020

The Act of 28 April 2020 (the "Act") amends the CCA in order to align it to the requirements of the Shareholder Rights Directive (see the newsletter of 20 April 2020). The Act was published in the Moniteur belge/Belgisch Staatsblad on 6 May 2020.

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Covid-19 – New temporary protective measures for enterprises in difficulty

Covid-19 – New temporary protective measures for enterprises in difficulty
05/05/2020

The Federal Government has adopted new protective measures for enterprises affected by the COVID-19 crisis in the Royal Decree n°15 of 24 April 2020 (the “Royal Decree”).

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Covid-19: Un sursis temporaire de paiement pour les entreprises en difficulté

Covid-19: Un sursis temporaire de paiement pour les entreprises en difficulté
28/04/2020

Dans le cadre de ses pouvoirs spéciaux, le gouvernement a pris un Arrêté royal n°15 instituant un sursis temporaire de paiement pour les entreprises en difficulté.

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Royal Decree number 15: Covid-19 crisis and suspension of execution

Royal Decree number 15: Covid-19 crisis and suspension of execution
28/04/2020

On the 24 April 2020, the Royal Decree number 15, regarding the temporary suspension in favour of undertakings of executive measures and other measures during the Covid-19 crisis, was published in the Belgian Gazette and came into force.

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