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News - 24 Jun 2020

European Commission Proposes Rules on Foreign Subsidies

On 17 June 2020, the European Commission (the ‘Commission’) published a so-called White Paper dealing with the alleged distortive effects caused by foreign (non-EU)...

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News - 18 Jun 2020

Belgian moratorium on creditors’ rights extended until 17 June 2020

UPDATE 18 June 2020: the statutory moratorium has not been extended; by consequence, as of 18 June 2020, the obligation to file for bankruptcy (if the relevant...

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The Belgian draft law on the use of digital contact tracing applications: GDPR compliant?
News - 18 Jun 2020

The Belgian draft law on the use of digital contact tracing applications: GDPR compliant?

Digital contact tracing applications which allow citizens to identify whether they have been in contact with a person infected with the COVID-19 virus, already...

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Suspension of notice period in the event of temporary unemployment due to coronavirus
News - 16 Jun 2020

Suspension of notice period in the event of temporary unemployment due to coronavirus

Until today the notice period continues to run during periods of temporary unemployment due to force majeure. Recently, the Parliament has adopted a new legislative...

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News - 16 Jun 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on litigation in Belgium

The coronavirus (COVID-19) measures have an impact on all aspects of our lives. It comes as no surprise that these measures also impact proceedings before the...

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News - 12 Jun 2020

Termination fees often subject to VAT

Following a ruling of the CJEU, termination fees in the event of early termination of a contract are often triggering VAT.

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Combatting COVID-19: have you got the right temperature to shelter you from the storm?
News - 11 Jun 2020

Combatting COVID-19: have you got the right temperature to shelter you from the storm?

The Belgian Data Protection Authority has updated its guidelines with respect to the measuring of body temperature at the entrance of buildings in order to limit...

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Article - 08 Jun 2020

COVID-19 and insurance in our home markets

Here you find the factsheet of COVID-19 and insurance in all our home markets.

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Article - 29 May 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 measures on the allocation of taxing rights between States as laid down in the OECD Model Convention

On 3 April 2020, the OECD Secretariat published guidelines on the impact of the COVID-19 measures on the allocation of taxing rights between States as laid down...

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News - 29 May 2020

Loyens & Loeff congratulates Norther on achieving completion and the successful repricing of its 370 MW offshore wind farm.

On 27 May 2020 Norther reached completion and successfully closed the repricing of its 370 MW offshore wind farm located in the North Sea, approximately 23 kilometers...

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Belgium plans the easing of lockdown measures
News - 27 May 2020

Belgium plans the easing of lockdown measures

By way of successive Ministerial Decrees the Belgian Federal Government has organized the lockdown of the country since March 2020. Under the lockdown, certain...

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News - 15 May 2020

Loyens & Loeff’s International Arbitration team affirms its position with the GAR100 rankings for 2020

International Arbitration team affirms its position with the GAR100 rankings for 2020

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