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Monthly real estate update - What's new?

by George Botaris — Nov 12, 2015 10:20 AM
12.11.15 | November 2015

Belgium adopts law against vulture funds

by George Botaris — Oct 28, 2015 02:57 PM
28.10.15 | The Belgian Law tackling vulture funds activities (1) (the “Vulture Funds Act”) was published in the Belgian Official Journal on 11 September 2015.

OSSO and NSSO Merger

by George Botaris — Oct 26, 2015 11:12 AM
26.10.15 | The OSSO and the NSSO will merge on 1 January 2017, as a result of the 6th state reform. The merger however will not affect the OSSO's existing insurances.

Constitutional Court: absence of real estate buyers’ right to withdraw is legal when sale is outside the seller’s premises

by George Botaris — Oct 13, 2015 04:48 PM
13.10.15 | One of the protection measures in consumer law is to grant consumers the right to withdraw when signing an agreement outside the (professional) sellers’ premises. The law reserves this protection specifically for consumers of services and movable property when the sale takes place outside the company’s premises. In the case that led to the Court’s ruling, a question was raised on whether the distinction made with regard to immovable property buyers, to whom the right to withdraw is not granted by law, is constitutional.

Major legal framework change for personal data transfers to the U.S.

by George Botaris — Oct 09, 2015 05:51 PM
09.10.15 | European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules Safe Harbor framework as invalid

Significant shift in Belgian corporate law

by George Botaris — Oct 07, 2015 06:13 PM
07.10.15 | Several newspapers including De Tijd and L’Echo, have reported on Minister of Justice Koen Geens’ intention to implement the proposals made by the Belgian Centre for Corporate Law (BCV-CDS) – a think-tank which gathers professors and researchers of all Belgian law faculties.

Does business relocation to Flanders equal employment documents translation?

by George Botaris — Sep 29, 2015 11:06 AM
29.09.15 | With its recently published ruling of 13 February 2015, the Brussels Labour Court of Appeal seems to reverse its previous case law by ruling that an employer moving its business seat from the bilingual capital city Brussels to the Dutch speaking Flanders region will need to draw up all documents intended for its staff in Dutch. All documents drawn up in another language are considered null and void, including documents validly drafted in that other language before the move.

Constitutional Court rules deviating notice periods for blue-collar construction workers discriminatory

by George Botaris — Sep 18, 2015 03:11 PM
18.09.15 | With its 17 September 2015 ruling, the Constitutional Court added a new chapter to the ongoing discussion around the discrimination between blue- and white-collar workers.

The year of the Cayman

by Fabienne Fonder — Jul 28, 2015 02:48 PM
28.07.15 | The long awaited look-through tax, also referred to as the ‘Cayman tax’, has finally been adopted by the Belgian Federal Parliament on 24 July 2015. After the Program Law is published in the Belgian Official Journal, it will apply on income received, attributed or made payable by legal arrangements as of 1 January 2015.

Tax Shift and Budget 2016 Agreement – Detailed overview of measures

by Fabienne Fonder — Jul 27, 2015 03:19 PM
27.07.15 | This newsflash provides an in-depth overview of the measures in the Tax Shift and Budget 2016 Agreement reached by the Belgian Federal Government on 23 July 2015. The below information should be treated with caution, as many questions remain open. In addition, for some of the measures, conflicting information circulates in the (financial) press.
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