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Welcome changes to Belgian law on SME financing

Belgian Companies and Associations Code: what are the key changes for (international) non-profit associations?

Under the BCAC, INPAs are entitled to carry out any type of activities – whether profit-making or not – to achieve their disinterested purpose. Unlike companies, INPAs can however not distribute or procure any pecuniary gain to their founders, members, directors or any other person except for the disinterested purpose determined by their articles of association. 

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Belgian DPA publishes direct marketing guidelines

On 10 February 2020, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) published its very first post-GDPR guidelines. They relate to the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes. The BDPA explained that it wants to raise awareness among companies active in direct marketing on how to act and react in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

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Belgian VAT authorities officially adopt ECJ’s substance over form approach

The BV/SRL is intended to be the new standard company form. What are its key principles?

The new Belgian Code for Companies and Associations (BCCA) has replaced the BVBA/SPRL with a 'new' form of company: the BV/SRL (besloten vennootschap / société à responsabilité limitée). The intention of the legislator is to make the BV/SRL the standard company form that can be easily customised through its articles of association.

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New address for Loyens & Loeff Belgium

New address for Loyens & Loeff Belgium