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Beneficial Ownership Registers: The STEP Handbook for Advisers
This book, co-published with STEP, the world’s leading organisation for private wealth professionals, provides an in-depth analysis of the beneficial ownership registers legislation in a number of EU jurisdictions as well as in the UK, which pioneered it with the creation of its own ‘PSC Register’. Our colleagues Saskia Lust and Stephanie Van Gils looked at the Belgian side of these issues. You can read more about them below.
The four facets of the European Commission’s proposal for a(n) AML/CFT package
On 20 July 2021 the European Commission published the long-awaited package of legislative proposals, in implementation of the Commission Action Plan of 7 May 2020.
Chambers & Partners : Employment 2021 Belgium
The new Employment 2021 guide covers 52 jurisdictions. The guide provides the latest legal information on the legislative initiatives to cope with the COVID-19 crisis, terms of employment, non-compete and non-solicitation clauses, data privacy law, foreign workers, the role of unions and employee representative bodies, termination of employment, employment disputes and dispute resolution.
Chambers & Partners : Private Equity 2021 - Belgium
In this year's Belgian chapter of the Chambers and Partners Private Equity 2021 Global Practice Guide our experts cover many topics such as M&A transactions and deals, specific private equity trends in Belgium, due diligence, terms of acquisition documentation and more.
EU Court of Justice orders another judicial State aid review of Belgian Excess Profit Rulings
On 16 September 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgement on whether the Belgian excess profit rulings could qualify as State aid scheme or not. The Court of Justice sets aside the General Court’s judgement of 14 February 2019 that had dismissed the “scheme” qualification and accordingly had annulled the European Commission’s State aid decision of 11 January 2016. The case is now referred back to the General Court for a second review of the substance of the case, i.e., whether these rulings provided an unlawful selective (tax) advantage to their beneficiaries.
It’s a fact: the reform of the property law entered into force on 1 September 2021
On Thursday, 2 September 2021 we celebrated the Civil Code - Book 3’s first-day anniversary with a seminar on the (new) civil law aspects of the property rights (long-term lease, right to build and usufruct) as well as their impacts from a bankability and tax point of views.
Real Estate Update - September
With the Real Estate Update we provide you with relevant news, developments and insights in the Real Estate sector. In this contribution, we will discuss the most relevant general provisions and focus on the most important – and/or innovative – provisions on the usufruct right, the long-term lease right and the right to build (with the introduction of property in volume under certain conditions), as well as on the position of the mortgagee and on some tax issues.
Just Arrived! A Brand New EU Dual-Use Regulation
On 9 September 2021, twelve years after the entry into force of Regulation 428/2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items (the “Dual-Use Regulation”) the EU legal framework for export controls will be significantly upgraded.
New Criminal Code in Belgium: what corporates should expect? (2/5)
The present newsletter is the second issue of a series of five, which will explore the large piece of legislation recasting the Belgian Criminal Code.
Argos Wityu acquires Schenk Tanktransport
Argos Wityu acquires Schenk Tanktransport, a logistics services provider for the transport of gasses and liquids. Harry and Arjan Schenk will retain a significant stake in the company and will continue in their roles as co-CEO to ensure continuity until a suitable successor has been identified.
Lexology Sanctions Update 2021: Belgium & Luxembourg
Lexology Getting The Deal Through provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice and regulation for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and company directors and officers.
EC published its long-awaited Q&A clarifying the scope of SFDR disclosures for AIFMs
The European Commission (EC) published its long-awaited Q&A on inter alia the applicability of the SFDR to non-EU AIFMs and sub-threshold (registered) AIFMs. In short, the EC clarified that both non-EU AIFMs and sub-threshold AIFMs must ensure compliance with the disclosure obligations of the SFDR. In addition, the EC provided further guidance on the application of article 8 and 9 SFDR to financial products, the comply or explain mechanism of article 4 SFDR with respect to financial groups, and the application of the SFDR with respect to tailored portfolio management mandates.
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