Authorities, public law entities and certain utilities operators are not permitted to award contracts freely. Often, they are required to follow public procurement rules when awarding contracts for works, supplies, services or concessions. Likewise, companies bidding for public contracts with local, EU or international public procurement procedures must take into account a complex set of rules and running the risk of non-compliance and exclusion.
In instances where these rules do not apply, authorities and public law entities must still respect the general principles of transparency and competitive tendering when entering into arrangements with third parties. Our cross-office procurement team is familiar with procurement issues across a wide variety of sectors and will assist you to navigate through the rules and regulations.
Digital transformation is all about using the latest technology to improve your business model. Digital technology creates new business opportunities which in turn creates a whole new range of tax and legal challenges such as contracting, data protection, privacy questions, intellectual property, consumer protection and competition issues.
Since 1 May 2022, virtual currency service providers and custodian wallets providers operating in Belgium must be registered with the FSMA and must comply with Belgian anti-money laundering regulation