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Housing lease: new rules in force in Brussels
Article - 30 Oct 2017

Housing Lease: New rules in force in Brussels

The Brussels Ordinance on the regionalisation of housing lease entered into force on 1 January 2018.

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Transaction Insurance in Belgian M&A practice
Article - 30 Oct 2017

Transaction Insurance in Belgian M&A practice

The use of Warranty and Indemnity Insurance or Specific Risks Insurance (both often referred to as 'Transaction Insurance') in Belgian M&A practice,

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Changes in employment & benefits: downsizing and working differently
Article - 30 Oct 2017

Changes in employment & benefits: downsizing and working differently

Downsizing requires strategic thinking ahead, rolling out multi-layered communications and dealing intelligently with the needs of employees.

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The ten most asked questions about the National Pledge Register
Article - 30 Oct 2017

The ten most asked questions about the National Pledge Register

Do you have questions about the Belgian National Pledge Register? Read the ten most important questions and answers.

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European Commission confirms inspections in the car sector in Germany
Article - 27 Oct 2017

European Commission confirms inspections in the car sector in Germany

The European Commission confirmed that its officials carried out inspections at the premises of car manufacturers in Germany on 23 October 2017.

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Belgian VAT authorities officially adopt ECJ’s substance over form approach
News - 26 Oct 2017

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

The Belgian VAT authorities issued guidance on how to interpret the ECJ’s recent judgments on the right to deduct VAT.

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Payment of contractual fine for delay in execution of work to be treated as out of scope indemnity payment for VAT purposes
News - 26 Oct 2017

Payment of contractual fine for delay in execution of work to be treated as out of scope indemnity payment for VAT purposes

On 25 October 2017 the Belgian VAT authorities clarified in a Circular Letter that payments specifically made to repair damage caused by a delay in the execution...

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Working at Loyens & Loeff Brussels
News - 19 Oct 2017

Loyens & Loeff wins ‘Best Employment Law Firm’ award

Loyens & Loeff is proud to announce that its Employment & Benefits Law practice has won its second award for the “Best Employment Law Firm”.

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Loyens & Loeff and the IJE/IBJ are joining forces to initiate substantive cooperation
Press release - 17 Oct 2017

Loyens & Loeff and the IJE/IBJ are joining forces to initiate substantive cooperation

Loyens & Loeff and the “Institut des Juristes d’Entreprise Belge (IJE)/Instituut voor bedrijfsjuristen (IBJ)” are in a cooperation.

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VAT: Lease, supply or service?
Article - 05 Oct 2017

VAT: Lease, supply or service?

In the automotive industry leasing is a popular form of acquiring assets. For VAT it is the question whether it's supply of a good or as a service.

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Belgium introduces victim friendly rules on damages claims for competition law infringements
Article - 02 Oct 2017

Belgium introduces victim-friendly rules on damages claims

The Belgian Federal Parliament adopted a new Act on actions for damages for competition law infringements (the “Competition Law Damages Act”).

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Belgium introduces whistleblowing scheme for financial institutions
Article - 02 Oct 2017

Belgium introduces whistleblowing scheme for financial institutions

With the act of 31 July, Belgium has introduced the first whistleblowing scheme in the private sector (execution of Market Abuse Regulation 2014).

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