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Laga assists Ronveaux in its sale to Wanty group

9 October 2018

Laga recently assisted Ronveaux and its controlling shareholder in its sale to the Wanty group. Wanty and Ronveaux are two leading Walloon companies actively involved in construction services. 

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Wim Vandenberghe and Hendrik Viaene join Laga as partners

28 September 2018

Laga, one of Belgium’s leading law firms, announced the addition of Wim Vandenberghe and Hendrik Viaene as new partners. The well-known and respected lawyers will help establish Laga’s EU competence centre. Hendrik Viaene is an expert in competition law and state aid law. Mr. Vandenberghe is known for his expertise in EU product regulation law.

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Bart Verdickt interviewed by De Tijd on donations between spouses

18 September 2018

Greenille by Laga Partner Bart Verdickt was interviewed by the De Tijd newspaper regarding donations completed between spouses.

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Laga authors Belgian chapter in The In-House Lawyer global guide to Banking and finance

11 September 2018

The Belgian chapter for the In-House Lawyer guide to Banking and finance was co-authored by practice lead Partner Werner Van Lembergen, with Senior Associate Laurent Godts and Junior Associates Bert Verhoeven and Egbert Wagelmans.

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Hélène Casman interviewed by Trends/Trends-Tendances on the new matrimonial property law

11 September 2018

Hélène Casman, Of Counsel in the Greenille by Laga practice, was recently interviewed by leading Belgian magazines Trends and Trends-Tendances regarding the new matrimonial property law, which entered into force on 1 September 2018.

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Laga contributes chapter in book on new European rules regarding financial instrument markets

11 September 2018

Benoît Feron and Adrien Fink from the Corporate-M&A practice are co-authors of “MiFID II, MiFIR: les sanctions administratives”.

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Greenille by Laga interviewed on surviving spouses' position regarding donations in the new inheritance law

14 August 2018

Hélène Casman and Bart Verdickt from Greenille by Laga were recently interviewed by the De Tijd newspaper regarding the position of surviving spouses in relation to gifts, as per the new inheritance law which enters into force on 1 September 2018.

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Greenille by Laga recommended in Chambers 2018 HNW guide

23 July 2018

For its work in private wealth law, Laga's Private Client practice Greenille by Laga has been recommended by Chambers & Partners in their 2018 HNW guide.

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Laga successfully represented the Brussels Region before the Council of State

17 July 2018

Laga successfully represented the Brussels-Capital Region against Befimmo before the Council of State in an extreme urgency proceeding. It concerned the provision of an office building for the Brussels Regional Public Service.

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Benoît Feron quoted by L'Echo on Sapec SA's public offering

22 June 2018

Corporate - M&A Partner Benoît Feron was recently quoted in the L'Echo newspaper regarding the Euronext-listed company Sapec SA's public offering. Benoît led the Laga team that assisted the company Soclinpar in its public takeover of Sapec.

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Laga partners listed in Best Lawyers 2019 in Belgium

22 June 2018

Best Lawyers, a recognised and respected legal referral service, has listed several of Laga's partners the 2019 edition of their Belgium listings.

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Euronext and Laga publish new IPO Guide

21 June 2018

Euronext and Laga have collaborated in the publication of a new IPO Guide. Benoît Feron and Emmanuel Leroux contributed to this effort together with their capital markets team.

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Alain Laurent Verbeke interviewed on the new matrimonial property law

19 June 2018

Alain Laurent Verbeke, partner at Greenille by Laga, was interviewed by the De Tijd newspaper and the Juristenkrant journal on the key elements of the new matrimonial property law.

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Laga assists Xior Student Housing in its right issue

15 June 2018

Laga assisted Xior Student Housing (a Belgian Real Estate Investment Trust or 'REIT') in its EUR 134M capital increase through rights issue.

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Alain Laurent Verbeke interviewed on Terzake television program on family courts

11 June 2018

Greenille by Laga partner Alain Laurent Verbeke was recently interviewed on "Terzake", a current affairs television program broadcast by the VRT (national public-service broadcaster for the Flemish Region). In this interview, Alain Laurent shares his expertise regarding family courts and the new Belgian Mediation Act.

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Patrizia Macaluso interviewed by De Tijd on divorce settlements

4 June 2018

Patrizia Macaluso, Senior Associate at Greenille by Laga, was recently interviewed by the De Tijd newspaper on divorce settlements and upcoming new legislation in this regard.

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Alain Laurent Verbeke interviewed by two newspapers on family businesses

4 June 2018

Greenille by Laga Partner Alain Laurent Verbeke was recently interviewed by the De Standaard and Het Belang Van Limburg (HBVL) newspapers regarding family business. Alain Laurent, who regularly advises small and large family businesses, shared his expertise while in Hasselt (Limburg region) at the request of the VKW Limburg's Expert Centre for Family Businesses.

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Kristof Maresceau publishes book on the new Belgian Companies Code

4 June 2018

Kristof Maresceau, Senior Associate in the Corporate - M&A practice, has authored the book "De Vennootschap & Haar nieuw ontwerp-wetboek", published by Larcier. The publication provides a first detailed look at the new code for companies and associations.

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Stijn Demeestere interviewed by De Tijd on holiday formulas available to employees

1 June 2018

Stijn Demeestere, head partner of Laga's Employment, pensions and benefits team, was interviewed by De Tijd regarding the holiday formulas available to employees when they have little to no paid legal holiday entitlements available.

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Laga publishes book on GDPR

28 May 2018

Julien Hick, Partner within Laga's Employment, pensions and benefits team and Associate Robert Invijajev are co-authors of a book addressing the impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on HR Management.

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Alexander Baert interviewed on a Belgian Customs Authorities Court case

17 May 2018

Alexander Baert, Senior Associate in Laga's Global Trade Advisory practice, was interviewed by NRC Handelsblad (trade publication in the Netherlands) regarding a court case initiated by the Belgian Customs Authorities on the export of isopropanol to Syria.

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Laga assists A-Mansia Biotech SA with a multimillion Belgian-international investment

7 May 2018

Laga assisted A-Mansia Biotech SA with a EUR 13 million series A investment by Belgian and international investors. The investor syndicate was led by Seventure Partner, and included the Walloon Investment Fund (SRIW), VIVES II Louvain Technology Fund, NivelInvest (Start UP SA) and Business Angels.

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Matthias Vierstraete interviewed by De Tijd on GDPR

3 May 2018

Matthias Vierstraete, Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property (IP) and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) practice, was interviewed and quoted by the De Tijd newspaper regarding the upcoming GDPR legislation.

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Laga contributes chapter for International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending & Secured Finance 2018

17 April 2018

Werner Van Lembergen, head Partner of Banking and finance, and Laurent Godts, Senior Associate in the practice, have co-authored the Belgium chapter in the 2018 International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending & Secured Finance.

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Laga recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2018 guide

16 April 2018

Legal 500 recently released their EMEA guide for 2018. 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 active in private equity and venture capital work as investments in Belgian tech and biotech start-ups reach record levels

11 April 2018

Over the past year, start-ups experienced a surge in investments. The past quarter has seen record investments in tech and biotech. Laga's Corporate - M&A practice has recently been very active with private equity and venture capital work, having been involved in several of these transactions.

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Laga contributes to report on Blockchain

19 March 2018

Philippe Heeren, Junior Associate in the Tax controversy and Global Trade Advisory teams, is co-author of a Blockchain paper which, in addition to looking at the technology itself, discusses legal and global trade considerations among others.

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Laga Senior Associate wins TFR 2018 Award

16 March 2018

Dieter Bruneel, Senior Associate in the Tax controversy team, has received the TFR 2018 award on 14 March 2018 for his article “Voordelen van alle aard bij erfpacht, opstal en vruchtgebruik” (Benefits in kind related to leaseholds, building leases and usufructs).

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Bart Verdickt quoted by De Tijd on private collections

12 March 2018

In De Tijd's 10 March 2018 weekend issue, Bart offers expert advice regarding the tax treatment of a private collection's sale proceeds that are gifted.

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Laga was co-counsel in joint cases before Constitutional Court

12 March 2018

In a recent decision, the Constitutional Court confirmed that the Walloon regional tax established on the equity on waste management organisations, was unconstitutional and annulled the tax (Constitutional Court, joint cases n° 6580 and 6582). In both cases Laga acted as co-counsel for the parties requesting the annulment of the tax.

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Filip Van Overmeiren appointed as Professor at Ghent University

9 March 2018

Employment, pensions and benefits Partner Filip Van Overmeiren has been appointed Professor at Ghent University, where he will teach the “EU Social Law and International Employment” course.

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Laga recommended in Chambers Europe 2018 guide

8 March 2018

For its work as a Belgian law firm, Laga has again been recommended by Chambers Europe in their 2018 guide.

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Greenille by Laga interviewed by Trends on inheritance tax

8 March 2018

Greenille by Laga's Hélène Casman (Of Counsel) and Bart Verdickt (Partner) share their expertise with Trends regarding the new measures.

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Alain Laurent Verbeke interviewed on "Terzake" television program

7 March 2018

Greenille by Laga partner Alain Laurent Verbeke was recently interviewed on "Terzake", a current affairs television program broadcast by the VRT (national public-service broadcaster for the Flemish Region).

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Laga quoted in media regarding the international dismissal survey

2 March 2018

Upon its release on 27 February 2018 by Deloitte, and conducted in collaboration with Laga for the research in Belgium, the fourth edition of the International Dismissal Survey recieved widespread media coverage.

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Laga assists C.D.P. with the acquisition of Avisa Partners

2 March 2018

Laga advised C.D.P., a French leader in e-lobbying, with the acquisition of Avisa Partners SPRL. The new group composed of C.D.P., Avisa Partner SPRL and the cybersecurity firm Lexfo will be called Avisa Partners and will be based in Paris and Brussels. Laga was Belgian law counsel.

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Laga recommended in Chambers Global 2018 guide

16 February 2018

For its work as a Belgian law firm, Laga has again been recommended by Chambers Global in their 2018 guide.

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Laga assisted a syndicate of Belgian and international investors with an investment in Syndesi Therapeutics NV

5 February 2018

Laga assisted a syndicate of Belgian and international investors with their EUR 17 million investment in Syndesi Therapeutics NV. The investor syndicate was led by Novo Seeds and Fountain Healthcare, together with Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. (JJDC), V-BIO Ventures, the Walloon Investment Fund (SRIW) and VIVES Louvain Technology Fund.

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Greenille by Laga's Conflict Handling team reinforced

1 February 2018

The Greenille by Laga practice has reinforced its Conflict Handling team with the hiring of Patrizia Macaluso, Senior Associate, who joins from Bank Degroof Petercam's Estate Planning department.

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Greenille by Laga practitioners to lecture in 2018 Estate Planning program at the VUB

24 January 2018

Greenille by Laga practitioners will be teaching during the 2018 Estate Planning program organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

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Laga assists ClearXperts in its acquisition by ASAP HR Group

24 January 2018

ClearXperts is an independent Belgian HR company actively involved in project sourcing, interim management, recruitment and search and selection of high-quality Finance, HR and Sales & Marketing profiles.

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Laga assists Philips and PMV with their Series B investment in LindaCare

19 January 2018

Laga assisted Philips and PMV with their series B investment in LindaCare NV. In addition to Philips and PMV, the EUR 7 million investment round was underwritten by Capricorn and Connecticut Innovations.

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Alexander Baert to lecture for customs and excise law program in University of Antwerp

18 January 2018

Alexander Baert, Senior Associate in the Global Trade Advisory practice, will be lecturing on Customs debt for a program organised by Antwerp Tax Academy in the Univerity of Antwerp.

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Laga launches Legal Management Consulting (LMC) service

16 January 2018

Laga launches Legal Management Consulting (LMC) to help in-house legal departments take on the future by optimising their operating models and delivering faster, more effective, integrated services.

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Laga assists Miracor on all legal and tax aspects of activities transfer from Austria to Belgium

10 January 2018

Laga assisted Miracor on all legal and tax aspects, including negotiations for the equity and debt financing round, of the transfer of its Austrian activities to Belgium, and the merger of the respective entities.

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