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In a fast pacing changing world, there are continuously various developments in legal and tax aspects of politics, trade and legislation. Thanks to our dedicated topic teams, we are able to keep track of all the ‘hot topics’ in today’s market. This results in the development of specific analyses, findings and opinions in order to keep you up to date and on top of emerging issues.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Legal considerations

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is leading to far-reaching health and safety measures all around the world. This is also resulting in sometimes unprecedented legal issues which require swift but thorough assessment. To that end, we have created this webpage which we will continue to update accordingly. We will closely monitor and evaluate the situation, and keep you updated on any adjustments to our procedures, or on any relevant tax or legal implications of government or health measures.

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Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)

G-20, OECD and the EU have heavily increased the number of initiatives that discourage Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).

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Data Protection & Privacy

With the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), applicable as from 25 May 2018, data protection has become a boardroom topic, mainly because of the severe sanctions on non-compliance (up to 20 million euro or 4% of the annual worldwide turnover).

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Belgian UBO register

By 30 September 2019, all Belgian legal entities must have registered their ultimate beneficial owners in the Belgian UBO register.

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Belgian Companies and Associations Code (BCAC)

This webpage is dedicated to the new Belgian Companies and Associations Code (BCAC). On 1 May 2019 the BCAC entered into force. On 1 January 2020 the BCAC applies to all existing Belgian companies. This reform of the legal landscape creates many opportunities for businesses and transactions. 

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