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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.

B2B Law

This web page is dedicated to the Belgian law of 4 April 2019 introducing three new sets of rules for business-to-business (B2B) operators:

(1) unfair market practices in B2B relationships,
(2) abuse of economic dependence, and
(3) prohibited clauses in B2B contracts.

Navigate this website to learn more about this new B2B legislation and the changes it brings or contact our dedicated team for any further questions you may have.

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Corporate Investigations, Compliance & Business Crime Defence

The multi-disciplinary Corporate Investigations, Compliance & Business Crime Defence team consists of specialized lawyers and tax advisers with expertise in areas such as compliance, tax law, labour law, privacy and data protection, corporate criminal law, antitrust, financial regulatory laws and litigation. They leverage their knowhow to assist clients with complying with the growing number of laws and regulations, the investigation of possible irregularities, negotiations with and proceedings against authorities and liable parties and with advice on the topic of cybersecurity.

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Restructuring & Insolvency

Ever-changing market conditions require businesses to regularly assess their debt structure. Rely on our Restructuring & Insolvency team for integrated legal advice on the optimal debt structure of your business.

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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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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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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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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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