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Laga assists the first accredited Belgian Real Estate Investment Fund
21 April 2017
Laga assisted Alma Court Invest NV, an existing Belgian real estate investment company, with its accreditation as specialised Belgian Real Estate Fund.
Laga assisted KIC InnoEnergy with its investment in promising start-up Act&Sorb
13 April 2017
Act&Sorb has developed an innovative self-sustaining recycling strategy for several barely recyclable waste streams to produce high value raw materials and energy (heat and/or electricity).
Laga recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2017 guide
12 April 2017
Legal 500 recently released their EMEA guide for 2017. Laga received several recommendations and praises from clients that establish its position as one of Belgium's leading independent law firms.
Laga advised Smartflats and its shareholders on a private equity investment
12 April 2017
As a network partner firm of the Brussels entrepreneurship network “Réseau Entreprendre Bruxelles”, Laga advised Smartflats and its shareholders on a private equity investment by Alexandre Dochy, CEO of Open Tours, the company exploiting the CitySightseeing buses.
Laga recommended in Chambers Europe 2017 guide
10 April 2017
For its work in the Belgian market, Laga has again been recommended by Chambers Europe in their 2017 guide.
Our Banking & Finance, Corporate - M&A, Employment, Real Estate and Tax practices, with Werner Van Lembergen, David Roelens, Benoît Féron, Stijn Demeestere, Luc De Broe and Danny Stas, received high praise.
Laga interviewed by De Standaard on British financial institution movement following Brexit
30 March 2017
Head Partner of Laga's Banking & finance practice Werner Van Lembergen was interviewed by the De Standaard newspaper regarding British financial institutions' post-Brexit location strategy, vis-à-vis the European market.
Laga advised Vebego on the acquisition of Zorgpro BVBA/Zorgwonen VZW and their subsequent merger with two existing Vebego subsidiaries
28 March 2017
Laga assisted Vebego International on the merger between Assist Healthcare Facilities NV, Assist Home Services VZW, Zorgwonen VZW and ZorgPro BVBA.
Laga contributes Belgian chapter in European pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings guide
7 March 2017
Laga advises Gemaco group shareholders on majority stake sale
13 February 2017
Laga advised the shareholders of Gemaco group on the sale of a majority stake to German based private equity firm Capiton.
Laga advises Enhesa and its shareholders on Waterland Private Equity investment
8 February 2017
Enhesa is a content provider on environment, health & safety regulations (‘EHS’) with offices in Brussels, Washington and Tokyo.
Laga assists with Marfo, Frigilunch and Delimeal merger
8 February 2017
Laga assists Marfo Foods Group with the merger of Marfo with Frigilunch and Delimeal. Thanks to the merger, closed on 30 December 2016, the position of Marfo Food Group as a market leading company in ready-made meals will be sustained and strengthened for the coming years.
Alain Laurent Verbeke interviewed by Trends Magazine on inheritance dispute resolution
12 January 2017
Greenille by Laga Partner Alain Laurent Verbeke was interviewed by Trends magazine on the mediation of inheritance or succession disputes.
Laga assists Immobel with sale of The Green Corner company
Laga assisted Immobel with the sale of The Green Corner, the holding company which developed the Black Pearl building within Brussels' European Quarter.
Laga contributes customs chapter to indirect taxes guide
Alexander Baert and Philppe Heeren from Laga's Customs & Global Trade team co-authored a chapter in Fiscaal Praktijkboek 2016 – 2017 – Indirecte Belastingen.
Laga junior associate awarded for written tax works
Philippe Heeren, Junior Associate in Laga's Tax controversy team has been awarded the NOB/LOF Dissertation Prize 2016 and AFT Meesterwerk particular recognition.
Laga assists in RAC 2 sale by Immobel and Breevast
Laga assisted in Immobel and Breevast's sale of RAC 2 NV to REAL I.S. SMART, an international investor based in Germany. RAC 2 NV is the company which was heavily involved in the "Belair" project.
Opting for a higher salary instead of a company car - De Tijd interviews Stijn Demeestere
Laga's head of Employment, pensions and benefits Stijn Demeestere was interviewed by De Tijd regarding the upcoming possibility for employees to choose an increased salary instead of a company car benefit.
Danny Stas quoted by De Tijd regarding a VAT increase on luxury products
Laga recommended by IFLR1000 2017 guide
Laga is among Belgian law firms recommended by IFLR in the newly released edition of their guide.
In its 2017 edition, IFLR (the guide to the leading financial law firms), recommends Laga's Banking and finance, capital markets and M&A teams.
Laga contributes three chapters to "Market Abuse - Les Abus de Marché" book
10 October 2016
Benoît Feron and Adrien Fink from the Corporate - M&A practice, and Léopold Meyers from the Banking & finance team contributed a chapter each in "Market Abuse - Les Abus de Marché". The book is published by Anthemis and discusses current legislation and important changes resulting from recent developments in market abuse legislation.
Laga interviewed by Jobat about the impact of unpaid leave on salary and social security rights
Head Partner of the Employment, pensions and benefits team Stijn Demeestere and Senior Associate Valérie Vuurstaek share their expertise regarding the impact which unpaid vacation, granted by the employer, may have on employee salary and social security rights.
Laga interviewed by Jobat on legal aspects of office relocations with respect to the employer and employees
Head Partner of the Employment, pensions and benefits team Stijn Demeestere and Junior Associate Heleen Franco share their expertise regarding the employer's obligations and the employee's rights when an office move is planned.
Laga assists in Deco Print and H&S acquisition
Laga advised on the leveraged buy-out of Deco Print and H&S, an international group engaged product development and decoration of bottles, glassware, ceramic, plastic and metal.
Laga assists in sale of Pidy Group to French group Biscuits Bouvard
Laga assisted the selling family of Ieper-based food company Pidy Group with its sale to French group Biscuits Bouvard.
Greenille by Laga recommended as top tier firm in Chambers inaugural HNW guide
For its work in private wealth law, Laga's Private Client practice Greenille by Laga has been recommended by Chambers & Partners in their inaugural HNW guide, published in June 2016.