Vennootschapsrecht


 COVID-19: Exceptional measures facilitating the functioning of corporate bodies in Belgium

COVID-19: Exceptional measures facilitating the functioning of corporate bodies in Belgium
13/04/2020

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of corporate entities are facing difficulty to organise their ordinary shareholders meetings and the meetings of their management bodies.

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Versoepelde regels voor algemene vergaderingen tijdens COVID-19-crisis

Versoepelde regels voor algemene vergaderingen tijdens COVID-19-crisis
10/04/2020

COVID-19 stuurt de organisatie van jaarvergaderingen flink in de war. Gelet op de dwingende veiligheidsmaatregelen is het zo goed als onmogelijk om fysiek aan een algemene vergadering deel te nemen

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Impact of the corona crisis on the legality of dividends

Impact of the corona crisis on the legality of dividends
10/04/2020

The corona crisis is putting the financial position of numerous companies under severe pressure. As a result, many companies are cancelling their planned dividend distribution for the financial year 2019.

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Belgian M&A in times of COVID-19 – How to mitigate uncertainty and unexpected delays?

Belgian M&A in times of COVID-19 – How to mitigate uncertainty and unexpected delays?
03/04/2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created unprecedented and unseen challenges for M&A markets. The crisis abruptly interfered with virtually any deal on the table, in each phase of the transaction.

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Impact of Coronavirus on Belgian companies’ annual general meetings

Impact of Coronavirus on Belgian companies’ annual general meetings
03/04/2020

Belgian authorities, like some of their European counterparts, have taken extreme measures to fight the spread of Covid-19, including restrictions on social gatherings. If these strong measures continue for the next few weeks, they will have an impact on Belgian companies

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Mr. Peter De Ryck

Rol en verplichtingen van bestuurders in het kader van de COVID-19-uitbraak: enkele inzichten
01/04/2020

De uitbraak van het coronavirus laat zich voelen op verscheidene vlakken van het ondernemingswezen en oefent ook druk uit op het bestuur van vennootschappen. 

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Mr. Peter De Ryck

COVID-19: organiseren van vergaderingen van de aandeelhouders en de raad van bestuur in tijden van social distancing
27/03/2020

De verspreiding van het Coronavirus heeft overheden wereldwijd aangezet tot verregaande maatregelen, waarbij sociale bijeenkomsten niet langer toegelaten zijn

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COVID-19: Can Directors’ and Shareholders’ Meetings Be Held Remotely in Belgium?

COVID-19: Can Directors’ and Shareholders’ Meetings Be Held Remotely in Belgium?
23/03/2020

With the spread of COVID-19, governments and companies everywhere are faced with hitherto unseen challenges. Measures are being taken everywhere to contain the pandemic and to discourage gatherings of people. At this point, gatherings of people are limited to the strict minimum and it is likely that a complete lockdown will be imposed for the next weeks or even months. Belgian companies having their general assembly coming up in the next months might want to take their precautions now and consider their options to avoid physical meetings. 

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COVID-19 and its repercussions on existing contracts: can you invoke force majeure?

COVID-19 and its repercussions on existing contracts: can you invoke force majeure?
18/03/2020

On 12 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) categorized the outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) as a pandemic. The impact of the virus on society and the economy will be catastrophic. Many countries are strengthening their measures, which leads to lockdowns and mandatory closings of schools, public services and businesses.

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Impact van COVID-19 op fusies en overnames

Impact van COVID-19 op fusies en overnames
17/03/2020

Aangezien het coronavirus (COVID-19) het wereldnieuws blijft halen, met financiële markten die zwaar getroffen worden en overheden die draconische maatregelen implementeren om de verspreiding van het nieuwe virus in te dammen, zal de impact op de globale M&A-activiteit ongetwijfeld aanzienlijk zijn. In deze nieuwsbrief gaan we in op de mogelijke juridische impact van COVID-19 op M&A-transacties.

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