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Upcoming seminars and webinars

Beyond Mediation - Building Blocks of Constructive Conflict Management

Conference | 8-9 February 2016 | KU Leuven

The conference is built around three tracks of private, institutional and collective/multi-party mediation. Academic and professional experts share the newest insights and methods on mediation.

Greenille by Laga partner, Prof. Dr. Alain Laurent Verbeke, is part of the organising committee. 


EU Privacy Law - ECJ Safe Harbour Ruling and EU General Data Protection Regulation

Webinar | Dbriefs Legal | 17 February 2015 | 12:00 pm CET

Host: Dulce Miranda
Presenters: Miroslava Kuklincova, Maria Vidal, and Stefan Wilke

The end of 2015 has brought and the beginning of 2016 will continue to bring across thrilling changes to data privacy and protection landscape of the EU. Points discussed during this webinar include:

  • The ECJ Safe Harbour ruling and its consequences on international transfers of personal data including its impact on BCRs and EU Model Clauses.
  • Potential solutions and recommendations for future transatlantic transfers of personal data.
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation: what is really new and what are your urgent to-dos.


VAT and real estate

Seminar | 26 February 2016, 4 and 11 March 2016  | KU Leuven

VAT aspects of real estate projects tend to be brought to attention far too late in the transaction. Opportunities are consequently overlooked and the cost can rise by 21% through incorrect estimates.

This three session seminar aims to provide the fundamentals on VAT applied to concrete real estate transactions to demonstrate how (tax) optimalisation possibilities can be found early enough in the process.

Laga's VAT experts Joaquim Heirman and Danny Stas will facilitate the sessions.

New EU Public Procurement Directive - Keeping up with the Changes

Webinar | Dbriefs Legal | 2 March 2016 | 12:00 pm CET

Host: Kathleen De hornois
Presenters: Ole Magnus Karlsen and Alexis Treca

The relevance of the new EU public procurement directive is not limited to EU28 but impacts every company worldwide that sells goods or services to public organisations in the EU. What do you need to know about the implementation and the transposition of the directive that may affect your operations? Topics discussed during this webinar include:

  • The importance of the public procurement market in the EU.
  • What is included in the directive in terms of innovation, digitalisation, and flexibility.
  • The implementation timeframe and status in the different member states including Belgium, France, and Norway.
  • Comparison with the new EU Concessions Directive.

Workforce-on-Demand: A New Era for Employment?

Webinar | Dbriefs Legal | 16 March 2016 | 12:00 pm CET

Host: Nicolaas Vermandel
Presenters: Fernando Bazan, Gijs Celis, Sashil Durve, Boris Emmerig, and Liesbeth Van Malderghem

Employment patterns have changed considerably over the past decade. Based on studies conducted by the International Labour Office of the UN, full-time, stable employment contracts represent less than one in four jobs and that fraction is falling. The standard employment model is less and less dominant. New technology and changes in the way enterprises organise production are key factors behind the shift in employment relationships and the spread of new forms of work. It may therefore not come as a surprise that the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015 survey also indicate that global HR managers regard workforce-on-demand as a key trend and priority. In view of these, legal and tax experts as well as HR consultants of Deloitte will address the following topics:

  • Workforce-on-demand – drivers, trends, and challenges.
  • Strategic elements such as work force planning, talent and engagement management, etc.
  • Legal and tax boundaries in Europe.
  • Governance structure, e.g., how to align HR, procurement, and business.
  • Quid recruitment, management, etc. – how to reward? Quid about performance management?
  • New forms of collaboration – crowdsourcing, virtual free lancers, etc.

Gain insights from the Deloitte experts and understand how your company may manage these new trend and priorities.

European Insolvency Law Reform: Be Ready for the Future!

Webinar | Dbriefs Legal | 22 March 2016 |12:00 pm CET

Host: Arnaud Pédron
Presenters: Santiago Hurado, Zbigniew Korba, and Martin Ströhmann

On 5 June 2015, the new Regulation 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 was published on insolvency proceedings, which follows the same structure and normative model as the previous version (Regulation 1346/2000). However, the new regulation introduces significant innovations, focuses on filling gaps and legal loopholes of the current regulation. Its provisions will apply to insolvency proceedings opened after 26 June 2017. We’ll discuss:

  • Overview and key changes of new Regulation.
  • Impact on cross-border insolvencies.
  • Complementary changes in domestic Insolvency Laws, i.e., France, Germany, Poland, and Spain.
  • Practical implications and challenges.

Gain valuable insights into this new Regulation and explore ways of addressing them.

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