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News - 13 Jan 2022

CJEU confirms excluded tenderers’ right to challenge award decisions

In its judgment of 21 December 2021 (C‑497/20), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that excluded tenderers may invoke all irregularities when challenging an award decision, even irregularities that do not relate to their exclusion.

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News - 12 Jan 2022

EU Tax Alert 192

The new edition of the EU Tax Alert is available. With this publication we would like to keep you informed of the latest developments on EU tax law. We have summarised the highlights of this edition below.

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News - 10 Jan 2022

Recommendations to mitigate directors’ liability in Belgian companies in financial distress

When a company faces financial distress that threatens its continuity, its directors must be vigilant about exercising their fiduciary duties. The potential for liability is heightened when a company is in financial distress. Board decisions may be scrutinised by third parties considering suing directors, and some legal provisions may even attach personal liability to directors in cases of bankruptcy.

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News - 10 Jan 2022

The Legal 500 Private Client Country Comparative Guide : Belgium

Loyens & Loeff has contributed to the publication of the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Private Client Country Comparative Guide. The guide provides a pragmatic overview for private clients practices across a variety of jurisdictions.

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News - 10 Jan 2022

Public EU Country-by-Country reporting: All you need to know in 5 simple questions

It is expected that certain large multinationals will need to comply with public EU Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting rules by mid-2024. In a new video, our tax experts Maurice van Klaveren and Daniël van der Vliet highlight what this means for your organisation.

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News - 03 Jan 2022

New tax regime for impatriates (and impatriate researchers)

A programme-law published on 31 December 2021 in the Belgian Gazette provides a new special tax regime in Belgium for "impatriate" employees, directors and researchers and, as a result, the abolition (after a transitional period) of the current special tax regime for foreign executives (as set out in the Tax letter of 8 August 1983).

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News - 29 Dec 2021

Flemish real estate transfer taxes rate changes as of 2022

On 22 December 2021, the Flemish Parliament approved a series of changes to reduce the registration duties on the sale of residences. The rate is conditionally reduced to 3% and even 1% in case of major renovation. But on the other hand, the general rate for the transfer of immovable property rises from 10% to 12%.

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Cross-border workers: COVID-19 agreements extended
News - 24 Dec 2021

Cross-border workers: COVID-19 agreements extended until, at least, 31 March 2022

Belgium has concluded so-called COVID-19 agreements with Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands on the tax impact of international travel restrictions and health instructions (“work at home”) for cross-border workers and their employers. These agreements have now been extended until, at least, 31 March 2022.

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News - 23 Dec 2021

European Commission publishes far-reaching legislative tax proposals

On 22 December 2021, the European Commission released several legislative proposals that will impact corporate taxpayers. The proposals build upon the international negotiations on the misuse of shell entities, Pillar Two, and reform plan of the Energy Taxation Directive.

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News - 23 Dec 2021

Update Standard Contractual Clauses for international personal data transfers

Still thinking about your New Year’s resolution? Pursuant to the European Commission Implementing Decision of 4 June 2021 on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries (outside the EEA) pursuant to GDPR, companies have until 27 December 2022 to replace their current sets of SCCs.

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News - 23 Dec 2021

Real Estate Update - December

2021 will be remembered on the basis of two buzzwords … “COVID-19” of course but also “Climate Change”. Many initiatives were taken to tackle climate change… regional, national, international. Some more successful than others.

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News - 22 Dec 2021

Rules for self-employed workers

The status of platform workers and its recent developments: where do we stand? The requalification of workers is not an easy matter, especially with the emergence of the digital economy and platforms such as Deliveroo, Uber, etc. At the end of this year, the debate on the workers' social status is open.

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