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Luc De Broe interviewed by De Standaard on tax regularisation

26 October 2016

International tax expert Luc De Broe spoke to De Standaard in an article regarding tax regularisation and the income it has generated for the Government.

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Danny Stas quoted by De Tijd regarding a VAT increase on luxury products

18 October 2016

In a De Tijd article which looks at readers' positions if they were "tax minister", Laga Managing Partner and VAT expert Danny Stas shared his insights regarding a VAT increase on luxury products.

Read the article in De Tijd


Laga recommended by IFLR1000 2017 guide

18 October 2016

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.

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Anne Tilleux joins Laga as partner

17 October 2016

Corporate law specialist Anne Tilleux has joined Laga as partner in Laga’s Corporate – M&A team. Anne will focus on strengthening Laga’s practice in Brussels and Belgium’s French speaking Wallonia region.

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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.

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Laga contributes Belgian chapter to handbook for Real Estate transactions

4 October 2016

Head partner of Laga's Real Estate practice Maximilien van de Werve is contributing author of chapter on Belgium's real estate transactions rules.

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Laga interviewed by Jobat about the impact of unpaid leave on salary and social security rights

28 September 2016

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.

Read the article on the Jobat website (French)


Stijn Demeestere interviewed on employment contract amendments

20 September 2016

Stijn Demeestere, head partner of the Employment, pensions and benefits team, was interviewed by two leading newspapers on whether or not employers can modify employee remuneration during a contract.

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Laga interviewed by Jobat on legal aspects of office relocations with respect to the employer and employees

9 September 2016

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.

Read the article on the Jobat website (French)



Laga assists in Deco Print and H&S acquisition

9 September 2016

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.

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Greenille by Laga interviewed by Trends on Belgian family business

12 August 2016

Greenille by Laga head Partner Alain Nijs shares his family business expertise with Trends magazine to discuss conclusions around recent studies on the subject.

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Laga assists in sale of Pidy Group to French group Biscuits Bouvard

14 July 2016

Laga assisted the selling family of Ieper-based food company Pidy Group with its sale to French group Biscuits Bouvard.

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Greenille by Laga recommended as top tier firm in Chambers inaugural HNW guide

30 June 2016

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.

Private Client partners Alain NijsAlain-Laurent Verbeke and Mathieu Ex received high praise as notable practitioners.

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Laga acts as joint legal counsel in former Eyeworks founders' investment in Lecter Media NV

27 June 2016

Laga's Corporate - M&A team provided advice regarding the investment of former Eyeworks founders in Lecter Media NV.

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Maximilien van de Werve joins Laga as partner

23 June 2016

Leading real estate expert Maximilien van de Werve has joined Laga as a partner. Maximilien will apply his extensive experience to strengthen and lead the real estate practice.

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David Roelens shares expertise in real estate tax seminar

20 June 2016

David Roelens, Partner in the Real estate practice, recently spoke in a seminar regarding the new regime for institutional real estate funds (FIIS/GVBF).

The seminar's overriding theme was real estate taxation and was organised by the Belgian professional union for the real estate sector (BVS).

Members of the BVS can view the slides on the organisation's website (Dutch | French).




Laga contributes to boosting Belgian entrepreneurship

17 June 2016

Laga assists young Belgian companies as a partner firm within the Brussels entrepreneurship network.

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Greenille by Laga opinion on gift and inheritance tax published in De Tijd

17 June 2016

In an article published in the De Tijd newspaper, Greenille by Laga partners Alain Laurent Verbeke and Alain Nijs share their expertise regarding gift and inheritance taxation.

They argue that a simpler and more uniform gift and inheritance tax would benefit to both citizens and treasury in Flanders.

Read the full article published by De Tijd

Luc De Broe interviewed by Trends on family businesses setting up foreign vehicles in tax havens

10 June 2016

Laga's Tax controversy Partner Luc De Broe shares his expertise with Trends magazine regarding the implications of family businesses setting up foreign vehicles in tax haven territories.

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Laga contributes Belgian report to "Surcharges and Penalties in Tax Law" book

6 June 2016

Geoffroy Galéa, Associate in Laga's Global Business Tax practice, contributed to the Belgian national report within the book "Surcharges and Penalties in Tax Law", published by IBFD.

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. 

 View the book on the publisher's website

Astrid Peeters and Tim Wustenberghs publish second edition of "Handboek registratierechten" (Registration duties guide)

13 May 2016

Astrid Peeters, Senior Associate, and Tim Wustenberghs, Partner in the Global Business Tax team are co-authors of the second edition of "Handboek registratierechten".

Published by Intersentia, the book provides a concise but clear and structured overview of registration duties in the Flanders and Brussels Capital Region.

View the book on the publisher's website

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.

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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.

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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.

Our Banking & Finance, Corporate - M&A, Employment, Real Estate and Tax practices, with Werner Van LembergenDavid RoelensBenoît FéronLuc De Broe and Danny Stas, received high praise.

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Filip Smet interviewed by De Tijd on Tax authorities' knowledge of taxpayer assets abroad

18 April 2016

Filip Smet, Senior Associate in Laga's Tax controversy team, was interviewed by De Tijd on the extent of the Belgian tax authorities' knowledge of taxpayers' assets on foreign territory.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Luc De Broe interviewed on Panama Papers tax implications

6 April 2016

Laga partner and international tax specialist Luc De Broe shares his insights with newspaper De Standaard, as "Panama Papers" dominate the Belgian press.

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Laga publishes article in banking and finance review journal

6 April 2016

Werner Van LembergenLaurent 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).

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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.

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