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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.