Legal considerations for businesses during the coronavirus outbreak in Belgium
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) is increasingly spreading, the priority for companies is, of course, the safety of their employees and of society at large.
Also important to take into account however are certain legal and tax considerations. For instance with regard to the payment of corporate income tax, corporate governance and obligations and liabilities under commercial contracts of your business.
This comprehensive guide includes the most pressing questions we have received in our different practice groups with answers in light of the current situation from a corporate, employment, tax, finance, commercial contracts and real estate law perspective.
We can imagine that you may have further questions regarding the legal requirements in relation to the coronavirus outbreak and are of course available to assist you. For more information, please visit our website or contact your trusted Loyens & Loeff advisor.
The Belgian government, as well as the regional authorities, have taken a range of decisions to reduce the financial consequences of the COVID-19 measures.
We refer to our article which provides you with an overview of the most relevant measures that were taken by the competent Belgian authorities, updated on a daily basis.
Ariane BrohezPartner Attorney at Law
Ariane is a member of the Loyens & Loeff Real Estate Practice Group in Belgium and of the Investment Management/Funds Team. She is a partner in our Brussels office with a broad practice of counselling in real estate transactions and taxation.T: +32 2 743 43 21 M: +32 495 21 26 59 E: email@example.com
Christophe LaurentPartner Attorney at Law
Christophe heads the Loyens & Loeff Real Estate Practice Group in Belgium and is a member of the Investment Management/Funds Team. He is a partner in the Brussels office with a broad practice of counselling in real estate transactions and taxation.T: +32 2 743 43 05 M: +32 476 39 06 90 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julien LeclerCounsel Attorney at Law
Julien Lecler is a member of the Real Estate and the Public and Administrative Law Practice Groups in Belgium. He is a counsel in our Brussels office with a broad practice of counselling in all aspects of real estate law.T: +32 2 773 23 59 E: email@example.com
Kris De SchutterPartner Attorney at law
Kris De Schutter is a partner in our office in Brussels and member of Loyens & Loeff’s Employment & Benefits Practice Group. He has extensive experience in alternative (flexible) remuneration, restructuring and change processes.T: +32 2 700 10 13 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc VermylenManaging Partner Belgium Attorney at Law
Marc Vermylen is managing partner of Loyens & Loeff Belgium and heads the Banking & Finance Practice Group in Brussels. He is recognised worldwide as an expert and influential lawyer in banking law and finance law.T: +32 2 743 43 15 M: +32 475 52 31 66 E: email@example.com
Maria-Clara Van den BosscheAssociate Attorney at Law
Maria-Clara Van den Bossche, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group in our Brussels office. She specializes in the resolution of complex international civil and commercial disputes.T: +32 2 773 23 63 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie ReypensPartner Attorney at Law
Natalie Reypens is a member of the Loyens & Loeff International Tax Services Practice Group and heads the Belgian Transfer Pricing Team. She is a partner in our Brussels office. She focuses on corporate and international tax law.T: +32 2 743 43 37 E: email@example.com
Stéphanie De SmedtSenior associate Attorney at Law
Stéphanie De Smedt, attorney-at-law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group in our Brussels office. She is head for Belgium of the IP/IT Team, the Data Protection Team and the Life Sciences Team.T: +32 2 773 23 77 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wannes BuelensAssociate Attorney at Law
Wannes Buelens is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group in our Brussels office. He specializes in health law, liability law and insurance law. He is also a member of the firmwide Healthcare & Life Sciences Team.T: +32 2 773 23 72 M: +32 4 94 43 31 04 E: email@example.com
Charlotte JacquesAssociate Attorney at law
Charlotte Jacques, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group in our Brussels office. She specialises in Commercial Law IP, IT and Data Protection & Privacy. Charlotte is also a member of the Data Protection & Privacy Team and Healthcare & Life Sciences Team.T: +32 2 700 10 26 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn JonckheereJunior associate Attorney at law
Lynn Jonckheere, attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group in our Brussels office. She focuses on (international) commercial law and Data Protection & Privacy.T: +32 2 700 10 28 E: email@example.com
Vanessa MarquettePartner Attorney at Law
Vanessa Marquette, attorney at law, is a partner in the Banking and Finance Practice Group of our Brussels office. She is recognized for her expertise in Banking and Finance with a focus on international finance law, regulated financial services, sustainable finance and banking litigation.T: +32 2 773 23 25 E: firstname.lastname@example.org