Upcoming seminars and webinars

Collective dismissals in Europe: Legal and practical issues

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

Host: Stijn Demeestere

Presenters: Ivana Azzollini, Eric Guillemet, Klaus Heeke, and Pablo Santos Fita

Multinationals have recently been reshaping their business model or legal structure to increase efficiency, to reduce costs, or sometimes for tax reasons. Some of these changes may have a significant impact on personnel and involve relocations, or even collective dismissals and/or closures. With a special focus on Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, we’ll discuss:

  • Threshold for a collective dismissal.
  • Subsequent phases of the collective dismissal procedure.
  • Best practices to plan a reorganization.
  • How to avoid the typical pitfalls during the information and consultation procedure.
  • Is the social plan always needed? What are the main components?
  • Points of attention when implementing the reorganization.

Gain insights from the experts and have a better understanding of collective dismissals and its impact.

Real Estate Seminar

Seminar | 20 September 2016 | 1:30 pm CET

Real estate Partners David RoelensDanny Stas and Maximilien van de Werve de Schilde will speak during a seminar organised by Deloitte Academy in collaboration with Laga.

EU General Data Protection Regulation: New challenges and opportunities

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

Presenters: Dr. Söntje Julia Hilberg, Dr. Sebastian Leder, Annika Sponselee

After more than four years of debates throughout Europe, the EU Parliament finally passed the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in April 2016. Beginning on 25 May 2018, the unified rules apply throughout the EU and introduce some material changes. Companies face additional requirements and severe penalties for non-compliance. Therefore, it is more important than ever to focus on the establishment of effective data protection measures. But this often called “burden” caused by the new regulation is only part of the story, there is more to be told about it. So far, many companies still hesitate to use their data in the best way for their business, i.e., to invest in new data-driven business models. One of the reasons often mentioned is the difficulty to evaluate and control the risks. The GDPR might change that in the future as it follows a risk-based and technical approach. Methodologies such as standardization and certification, as well as modern concepts, like “privacy by design” and “privacy by default”, will help mitigate risks. Therefore, the GDPR can also be seen as an “enabler” and as an opportunity to develop new strategies to optimize the use of data. We’ll discuss:

  • Main changes under the GDPR and “checklist to comply” – how you get ready for May 2018.
  • New business opportunities and “roadmap” – how you analyze and structure your potential.
  • Future prospects (Analytics show case) – how you might use your data in the future.

Hear from a team of experts to have a better understanding of the impact that the GDPR will have on the use of data in your businesses.

Tax and legal aspects of healthcare property

Seminar | 27 September 2016 | 3:00 pm CET

Danny Stas will speak during a seminar within KU Leuven - Kulak's Healthcare property program.

Interactive Supply Chain Network conference

Conference | 5 October 2016 | 3:00 pm CET

Laga is supporting the Interactive Supply Chain Network (ISCN) conference as partner. Marc Van tieghem and Wim Naudts are contacts for this initiative.

Residential real estate in Belgium 2016

Seminar | 11 October 2016 | 12:15 pm CET

Danny Stas will speak during a seminar, organised by SPRYG Real Estate Academy, regarding recent developments in residential real estate in Belgium.

Delegation and task distribution in limited companies

Seminar | 11 October 2016 | 3:00 pm CET

Emmanuel Leroux, Partner in the Corporate - M&A practice, will speak during a seminar organised by Larcier.

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