Legal considerations for businesses during the coronavirus outbreak in Belgium
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the daily lives of people around the world, the priority for companies remains, 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.
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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.
Marc VermylenManaging Partner Belgium Attorney at Law
Marc Vermylen is Managing Partner of Loyens & Loeff Brussels. He is a member of Loyens & Loeff’s Banking & Finance Practice Group and heads the global Projects Team at Loyens & Loeff. 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 protected]
Kris De SchutterPartner Attorney at law
Kris De Schutter is partner in and chairman of the Employment & Benefits practice group in Belgium. He has over 18 years all-round experience in collective and individual employment law, with a particular focus on transformation, especially from a holistic view linked to alternative (flexible) remuneration, restructurings and change processes.T: +32 2 700 10 13 E: [email protected]
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 protected]
Christophe LaurentPartner Attorney at Law
Christophe Laurent, Partner, heads the Real estate practice group in our Brussels office. He focuses on real estate transactions and taxation. He is also a member of the Investment Management/Funds team.T: +32 2 743 43 05 M: +32 476 39 06 90 E: [email protected]
Vanessa MarquettePartner Attorney at Law
Vanessa Marquette, attorney at law, is a partner in the Banking and Finance Practice Group of our Brussels office and a member of the firmwide Restructuring & Insolvency team. 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: [email protected]
Julien LeclerCounsel Attorney at Law
Julien Lecler, Counsel, is a member of the Real Estate practice group and of the Public & Administrative Law practice group in our Brussels office. He focuses on all aspects of real estate law (civil law, rights in rem, construction law, leases) including public real estate law.T: +32 2 773 23 59 M: +32 473 71 34 39 E: [email protected]
Stéphanie De SmedtCounsel 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: [email protected]
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 protected]
Maria-Clara Van den BosscheSenior associate 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: [email protected]