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Danny Stas quoted by De Tijd regarding a VAT increase on luxury products
Laga recommended by IFLR1000 2017 guide
Laga is among Belgian law firms recommended by IFLR in the newly released edition of their guide.
In its 2017 edition, IFLR (the guide to the leading financial law firms), recommends Laga's Banking and finance, capital markets and M&A teams.
Laga contributes three chapters to "Market Abuse - Les Abus de Marché" book
10 October 2016
Benoît Feron and Adrien Fink from the Corporate - M&A practice, and Léopold Meyers from the Banking & finance team contributed a chapter each in "Market Abuse - Les Abus de Marché". The book is published by Anthemis and discusses current legislation and important changes resulting from recent developments in market abuse legislation.
Laga interviewed by Jobat about the impact of unpaid leave on salary and social security rights
Head Partner of the Employment, pensions and benefits team Stijn Demeestere and Senior Associate Valérie Vuurstaek share their expertise regarding the impact which unpaid vacation, granted by the employer, may have on employee salary and social security rights.
Laga interviewed by Jobat on legal aspects of office relocations with respect to the employer and employees
Head Partner of the Employment, pensions and benefits team Stijn Demeestere and Junior Associate Heleen Franco share their expertise regarding the employer's obligations and the employee's rights when an office move is planned.
Laga assists in Deco Print and H&S acquisition
Laga advised on the leveraged buy-out of Deco Print and H&S, an international group engaged product development and decoration of bottles, glassware, ceramic, plastic and metal.
Laga assists in sale of Pidy Group to French group Biscuits Bouvard
Laga assisted the selling family of Ieper-based food company Pidy Group with its sale to French group Biscuits Bouvard.
Greenille by Laga recommended as top tier firm in Chambers inaugural HNW guide
For its work in private wealth law, Laga's Private Client practice Greenille by Laga has been recommended by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural HNW guide, published in June 2016.
David Roelens shares expertise in real estate tax seminar
The seminar's overriding theme was real estate taxation and was organised by the Belgian professional union for the real estate sector (BVS).
Greenille by Laga opinion on gift and inheritance tax published in De Tijd
They argue that a simpler and more uniform gift and inheritance tax would benefit to both citizens and treasury in Flanders.
Luc De Broe interviewed by Trends on family businesses setting up foreign vehicles in tax havens
Laga contributes Belgian report to "Surcharges and Penalties in Tax Law" book
With 20 national reports this book provides an extensive legal comparison of the national tax procedures, as well as of the criminal tax laws regarding which kinds of tax surcharges are applied and the relationship with criminal tax sanctions. These reports are accompanied by a general report, five thematic and five corresponding comment reports depicting the structure of the Annual EATLP Congress in 2015 in Milan.
Astrid Peeters and Tim Wustenberghs publish second edition of "Handboek registratierechten" (Registration duties guide)
13 May 2016
Published by Intersentia, the book provides a concise but clear and structured overview of registration duties in the Flanders and Brussels Capital Region.
Laga assists Connect Group with public offer of new shares
12 May 2016
Laga advised Connect Group in connection with a capital increase in cash through a public offer of new shares with preferential rights.
Greenille by Laga publishes article on the Cayman Tax in Trusts & Trustees
2 May 2016
Private Client (Greenille by Laga) head Partner Alain Nijs and Senior Associate Joris Draye have published the article "The Cayman Tax: a game changer for the Belgian income tax treatment of trusts? " in Oxford Journals' Trust & Trustees.
In their article, Alain and Joris provide an overview of how Belgian residents are affected by the Cayman Tax rules, introduced into Belgian law in 2015.
Read the article on the publisher's website
Laga assists Bioqube Ventures with launch as specialist investment firm and collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation
25 April 2016
Laga assisted Bioqube Ventures with its launch as specialist investment firm, as well as with its collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation in launching JLINX, which will offer scientists and entrepreneurs access to venture funding, R&D expertise and state-of-the-art facilities.
Laga recommended in Chambers Europe 2016 guide
25 April 2016
For its work in the Belgian market, Laga has again been recommended by Chambers Europe in their 2016 guide.
Filip Smet interviewed by De Tijd on Tax authorities' knowledge of taxpayer assets abroad
18 April 2016
Laga assists national and international investors syndicate with Series A Financing Round
14 April 2016
Laga assisted an investors’ syndicate of national and international investors (LSP V COÖPERATIEVE U.A, BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VENTURE FUND GMBH, PARTICIPATIEMAATSCHAPPIJ VLAANDEREN NV, OMEGA FUND V, L.P. and FUND+ NV) in connection with the negotiation and implementation of a EUR 24 million Series A Financing Round in eTheRNA NV.
Laga recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2016 guide
13 April 2016
Legal 500 recently released their EMEA guide for 2016. Laga received several recommendations and praises from clients that establish its position as one of Belgium's leading independent law firms.
Laga advises Montea in its capital increase by contribution in kind
11 April 2016
Laga advised Montea in the capital increase, by contribution in kind of the SPVs (Special Purpose Vehicles) holding a logistics complex at MG Park De Hulst, located in Willebroek and leased to Federal Mogul.
Award winning article by Kristof Maresceau published in Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht newsletter
8 April 2016
"The “European company law market”- reassessing the company law harmonisation programme" examines the future direction which the European harmonisation programme should take in the field of company law.
Laga advises Aedifica regarding its investments in two senior housing facilities
8 April 2016
Laga advised listed Belgian REIT Aedifica regarding its investments in two senior housing facilities, Senior Hotel Flandria (Bruges) and Vinkenbosch (Hasselt).
Laga publishes article in banking and finance review journal
6 April 2016
Werner Van Lembergen, Laurent Godts and Jean-Philippe De Vinck from the Banking and finance practice have co-authored the article "Commendation, caution and concern – Belgian law and policy making affecting the Belgian ABS market", published in Banking and finance review journal (Bank- en Financiewezen - Revue bancaire et financière).
Steven Dewulf interviewed in Terzake on legal aspects of tackling terrorism in Belgium
23 March 2016
Criminal law expert and member of Laga's Business criminal law practice Steven Dewulf was interview on the "Terzake" television program. In the interview broadcast on 21 March 2016, Steven shared legal guidance regarding ongoing terrorism evolutions in Belgium.