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Laga assists Proxyclick with private equity investment by Join Capital

17 November 2017

The Laga team from the Corporate - M&A practice was led by Christoph Michiels, with the assistance of Alexandre Pasdermadjian.

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Alexander Baert publishes handbook on customs and excises

15 November 2017

Alexander Baert, Senior Associate in Laga's Tax controversy and Customs and global trade practices, has authored a new handbook on customs and excises.

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Matthias Vierstraete quoted by De Tijd on cyber security and the NIS-Directive

15 November 2017

Laga's IP/ICT specialist Matthias Vierstrate was quoted by De Tijd regarding the new and stricter rules being put in place to address cyber security at a European level.

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Stijn Demeestere interviewed by De Tijd on legal aspects of overtime work with respect to time registration

15 November 2017

Time registration systems would need to be put in place by employers as a result of the law on feasible and flexible work. Stijn Demeetere clarifies the legal aspects around what qualifies as overtime with respect to time registration.

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Laga publishes fiscal procedure guide

13 November 2017

Frank Vanbiervliet and Annick Visschers, Partners in Laga's Tax controversy practice, have co-authored a guide on fiscal procedure.

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Greenille by Laga co-authors book on inheritance law and donations

9 November 2017

Greenille by Laga's Hélène Casman and Alain Laurent Verbeke are among the co-authors of an extensive guide covering the essentials on inheritance law and donations.

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Laga contributes Belgian chapter to second edition of handbook for Real Estate transactions

6 November 2017

Head partner of Laga's Real Estate practice Maximilien van de Werve is contributing author of chapter on Belgium's real estate transactions rules.

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Laga assists Qbic II Fund Arkiv Comm. VA with PRIVAK/PRICAF accreditation

6 November 2017

The team from Laga's Corporate - M&A practice was composed of Christoph Michiels and Astrid Delanghe.

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Laga assists founders of Vio Interim in company's buy-out by SD Worx

30 October 2017

The Laga team from the Corporate - M&A practice was composed of David RoelensEmmanuel Leroux and Dimas Coetsier.

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Filip Smet interviewed by Trends magazine on UBO-register

26 October 2017

Filip Smet, Senior Associate within Laga's Tax controversy practice, shared his expertise on the tax consequences of the pending implementation of the so called UBO-register (ultimate beneficial owner).

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Greenille by Laga in Who's Who Legal guide

24 October 2017

Laga's Private Client practice Greenille by Laga has been listed in the Who's Who Legal guide for private client work.

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Laga and IBJ/IJE partnership on the legal profession's future

17 October 2017

Laga and the Belgian institute of in-house counsel (Instituut voor Bedrijfsjuristen (IBJ) / Institut des juristes d’entreprise (IJE)) have agreed to a partnership to colaborate on the future of the legal profession, in line with the firm's "Experience the future of law today" campaign.

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Laga recommended in IFLR1000 2018 guide

17 October 2017

Laga is among Belgian law firms recommended by IFLR1000 in the newly released edition of their guide.

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Stijn Demeestere interviewed by De Tijd on dismissal protection

9 October 2017

Head of Laga's Employment, pensions and benefits practice Stijn Demeestere shares his expertise with De Tijd regarding employee protection against dismissal by employer.

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Laga assists Montea with capital increase through a public offering of shares

25 September 2017

Laga advised Montea on the successful EUR 68 Million capital increase through a public offering of shares.

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Greenille by Laga recommended in Chambers 2017 HNW guide

20 September 2017

For its work in private wealth law, Laga's Private Client practice Greenille by Laga has been recommended by Chambers & Partners in their 2017 HNW guide.

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Greenille by Laga quoted by De Tijd on new Belgian inheritance law

12 September 2017

Bart Verdickt and Hélène Casman from Laga's private client practice Greenille by Laga were quoted by De Tijd regarding the new inheritance law's application.

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Laga publishes new book on corporate bonds in collaboration with Ghent University

8 September 2017

Laga is proud to announce the publication of the new book on corporate bonds (800 pages), which is the result of an intensive collaboration with the University of Ghent (Financial Law Institute).

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Stijn Demeestere interviewed by De Tijd on flexible work and teleworking

8 September 2017

Stijn Demeestere, head of Laga's Employment, pensions and benefits practice, shares his expertise on the possibilties in employment law allowing parents to balance their working hours and their children's school transportation.

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Laga contributes to draft text of new Belgian Company Code

7 August 2017

On 20 July 2017, the Belgian council of ministers approved a draft text for the new Company Code. This new code aims to modernise Belgian company law and make it more flexible in a profound way. Kristof Maresceau from the Corporate - M&A practice is one of the co-authors.

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Laga assists Swissport with bond exchange

18 July 2017

Laga recently assisted Swissport in connection with the refinancing of a EUR 400,000,000 offering of senior secured notes, a EUR 290,000,000 offering of senior notes, a EUR 600,000,000 Term Loan B and a maximum CHF 150,000,000 equivalent revolving credit facility.

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Laga assists Vebego International in medical supplies business divestment to Arseus Medical NV

10 July 2017

Laga provided sell side legal advice to Vebego International in the divestment of its Belgian medical supplies business Arseus Medical NV.

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Laga assists Minafin with the investment by several minority financial investors

5 July 2017

​Laga assisted Minafin with the investment of Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, Siparex, CM-CIC Investissement and Croissance Nord-Pas de Calais as new pool of minority financial investors.

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Stijn Demeestere quoted by De Tijd on temporary unemployment upon cyberattack

29 June 2017

​Following another high profile cyberattack on Tuesday 27 June 2017, Employment, pensions and benefits head partner Stijn Demeestere was quoted by the De Tijd newspaper on the application of temporary unemployment when company IT systems are breached.

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Laga partners listed in Best Lawyers 2018 in Belgium

27 June 2017

Best Lawyers, a recognised and respected legal referral service, has listed several of Laga's partners the 2018 edtion of their Belgium listings.

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Laga acted as legal counsel to the underwriters in Xior Student Housing’s EUR 84 M rights issue

23 June 2017

Laga acted as legal counsel to the underwriters in the EUR 84 M rights issue, by Xior Student Housing, which closed on 22 June 2017.

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Benoît Féron quoted by De Tijd regarding Sapec dividends option

23 June 2017

During Sapec's annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday 20 June 2017, approval was given to the distribution of EUR 150 dividends, which will see proceeds of the company's sale of Agrobusiness flow towards Sapec shareholders. As counsel to the company, Benoît Féron was quoted by De Tijd. 

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Laga assists Sweco Belgium with the acquisition of M&R Engineering

2 June 2017

Laga assisted Sweco Belgium with the acquisition of M&R Engineering, a Belgian consulting engineering company and one of the market leaders in technical building services.

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Laga assists Dassault Belgique Aviation in real estate acquisition

29 May 2017

Laga advised Dassault Belgique Aviation, a Belgian subsidiary of Groupe Dassault, in the real estate acquisition of the Arts 53 office building in Brussels.

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Matthias Vierstraete featured in De Tijd about personal data protection

24 May 2017

Matthias Vierstraete, Senior Associate coordinating Laga's IP/ICT team within the Commercial law practice, was interviewed by the De Tijd newspaper on the protection of personal data in companies.

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Laga was co-counsel in three cases before Constitutional Court

24 May 2017

In a decision issued during the week of 15 May 2017, the Constitutional Court confirmed that the Flemish regional tax established on the equity of waste management organisations was unconstitutional (Constitutional Court, 18 May 2017, decision n° 58/2017, joint cases n° 6332, 6333 and 6334). Laga acted as co- counsel on all three cases.

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Laga contributes Belgian and Dutch country report in European Commission study on cross-border mobility of companies

3 May 2017

Kristof Maresceau from Laga's Corporate - M&A practice co-authored the Belgian and Dutch country report in the European Commission study, which analyses practical problems around foreign incorporations and cross-border corporate mobility in Europe.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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 & FinanceCorporate - M&AEmploymentReal Estate and Tax practices, with Werner Van LembergenDavid RoelensBenoît FéronStijn DemeestereLuc De Broe and Danny Stas, received high praise.

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Laga publishes book on work incapacity

10 April 2017

Head Partner of Laga's Employment, pensions and benefits team Stijn Demeestere and Associate Karel De Schoenmaeker are co-authors of a book covering the legal points of attention regarding employer and incapacitated employee.

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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.

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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.

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Laga publishes Belgian legal news in NederBelgisch Magazine

27 March 2017

The Private Client team Greenille by Laga has contributed a set of Belgian legal news articles published in NederBelgisch Magazine.

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Laga recommended in Chambers Global 2017 guide

17 March 2017

For its work as a Belgian law firm, Laga has again been recommended by Chambers Global in their 2017 guide.

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Laga contributes Belgian chapter in European pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings guide

7 March 2017

Jürgen Egger and Glenn Hansen from Laga's Commercial and Dispute practice co-authored the Belgian chapter in the European pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings guide, published by Deloitte Legal.

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Laga assists in setup of Beebonds crowdlending platform

24 February 2017

Laga assisted Beebonds with the feasibility, regulatory aspects and setting up of a crowdlending platform project.

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Danny Stas interviewed by De Tijd on housing project taxation

21 February 2017

Laga Managing partner and leading VAT expert Danny Stas shared his expertise with De Tijd on housing projects taxation.

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Filip Van Overmeiren co-authors European Commission report on cross-border healthcare

16 February 2017

Filip Van Overmeiren from the Employment, pensions and benefits team contributed to the report

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Filip Van Overmeiren interviewed on social security

30 January 2017

Filip Van Overmeiren, Senior Associate in Laga's Employment, pensions and benefits team, was interviewed by De Tijd and L'Écho newspapers on social security, as new comparative social security benefits study is released.

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Laga assists Alimax in ISPC/Océan Marée sale

25 January 2017

Laga advised Alimax on the sale of ISPC/Océan Marée to Sligro Food Group

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Laga moves to its brand new head office

23 January 2017

Laga welcomes you to Gateway!

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Laga contributes chapter to banking and financial law guide

19 January 2017

Benoît Feron and Adrien Fink are co-authors of a chapter on market abuse in the latest edition of a banking and finance book.

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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.

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