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Laga integrates Greenille to strengthen its position as trusted partner for entrepreneurial families

by George Botaris — Jun 27, 2014 11:11 AM
Laga integrates Greenille to strengthen its position as trusted partner for entrepreneurial families 27.06.14 | Boutique Belgian law firm for private clients, Greenille, joins forces with law firm Laga

Belgium: The European country where dismissal is the second most expensive

by George Botaris — Oct 11, 2012 10:11 AM
19.09.12 | Brussels, 19 September 2012 - The Laga law firm has today announced the results of a comparative survey conducted in conjunction with the European partners of its international network. The study relates to the dismissal procedures in 25 countries (1). It asserts that after Italy, Belgium is the country where dismissal costs are highest. With a contradiction: in Belgium, the dismissal of a white collar worker is significantly more expensive compared to the rest of Europe, but when it concerns the dismissal of a blue collar worker, the opposite is the case. The Constitutional Court in particular believes that the legal distinction which today still exists in Belgium (unlike all other countries), is a clear case of discrimination. Employers in Belgium, as in a few other countries, have an absolute right or power of dismissal: they are not required to justify their decisions to dismiss a blue or white collar worker, and there are no specific formalities to be carried out that could affect the relevant costs for the company. The study also reveals that in Western Europe the average cost of dismissal is double than that of the Central European countries. Because of the economic crisis, some Eurozone countries have recently adapted their dismissal rules, or are in the process of doing so (e.g. Italy and Spain).

Laga assists in successful Royal Street billion Euro RMBS notes issue

by George Botaris — Dec 08, 2011 03:53 PM
08.12.11 | Brussels 8 December 2011 – Laga assisted Royal Street NV/SA with the successful issue of EUR 2.1 bn RMBS notes (and the optional issue of EUR 3bn further notes) by its compartment RS-3 and the amendment and restatement of the 1.8bn RMBS notes issued by its compartment RS-2.

Laga reinforces its business law practice

by George Botaris — Jun 28, 2011 10:54 AM
Laga reinforces its business law practice 28.06.11 | Brussels, 28 June 2011 – Laga, one of the most prominent law firms in Belgium, is pleased to announce the arrival of two senior lawyers, Kathleen de Hornois and Christoph Michiels and the promotion of Emmanuel Leroux to partner and of Stefaan van Dyck to counsel.

Four lawyers to enlarge Laga's tax team

by George Botaris — Oct 15, 2010 10:24 AM
Four lawyers to enlarge Laga's tax team 06.10.10 | Brussels, 1 October 2010 – The Belgian law firm Laga reinforced its tax team with four new lawyers headed by Luc De Broe, Tax Law Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven. Led by Annick Visschers , this team previously worked with competitor Stibbe.

Laga expands business law practice with top hire

by George Botaris — Mar 13, 2014 02:49 PM
13.03.14 | Belgian law firm Laga announced today the hire of Benoît Feron as partner in the Corporate team. Feron joins from NautaDutilh Brussels where he has been a partner since 1995. Before that he practiced with different Belgian and US law firms. Feron’s practice focuses on M&A, private equity, capital markets and finance. He is a recognized expert in these fields and has published extensively. He has a large and diverse client base.

Belgium: The European country where dismissal is the third most expensive

by George Botaris — May 29, 2015 11:56 AM
29.05.15 | With the new regulation aiming to harmonize the situation between blue and white collar workers, the Belgian government has missed an opportunity to make Belgium more attractive for employers
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