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Laga recognised as Belgium's Best Law Firm in Legal Tech Innovation
21 November 2019
Laga, one of Belgium’s leading law firms, was awarded the Trends Legal Award for Best Law Firm in Legal Tech Innovation at the sixth Trends Legal Awards ceremony in Brussels on 19 November. This award recognises Laga’s digital strategy and mindset and continued commitment to leading the way in future proofing the legal profession.
Laga assisted Euroscoop with the sale of its movie theaters to Pathé
21 November 2019
On 13 November 2019, the French film company Pathé completed its acquisition of the Euroscoop group, owner of six movie theaters in Belgium and three in The Netherlands.
2020 Corporate INTL Global Awards: Laga is Corporate and Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year in Belgium
21 November 2019
Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents around the globe.
Laga Legal Tech contribution published in October 2019 issue of Fokus Legal Success
21 October 2019
David Roelens (head of the Corporate - M&A team), Christoph Michiels (Laga's innovation lead) and Marc Van tieghem (head of Legal Management Consulting), offer their insights into the increasingly important role that technology plays in legal work, especially with respect to the complexity and large volume requirements of M&A processes.
Alain Laurent Verbeke contribution regarding duo-bequests published by De Tijd
21 October 2019
Alain Laurent Verbeke, Partner within the Greenille by Laga practice, recently authored a contribution published by the De Tijd newspaper, commenting on the Flemish Government's recent announcement that it will abolish the inheritance tax regime applicable to so-called duo-bequests.
Bart Verdickt quoted by De Standaard regarding Flemish Government plans to reform the inheritance tax on bequests to charity
11 October 2019
Bart Verdickt, inheritance law specialist in the Greenille by Laga practice, was interviewed by the De Standaard newspaper regarding the Flemish Government's plans to reform the inheritance tax applicable to so-called "duo-bequests".
Laga advises ALSO group in acquisition of AllThingsTalk
23 August 2019
Laga is proud to have advised the ALSO group in the acquisition of IoT platform specialist AllThingsTalk. Laga’s Corporate M&A team, composed of Marc Van tieghem and Wouter D’herde, provided both due diligence and transactional support services.
Greenille by Laga contributes to De Tijd newspaper's Partner Content regarding estate planning
5 August 2019
In a De Tijd Partner Content piece on estate planning, specifically regarding the importance of ensuring a living will, Greenille by Laga's Bart Verdickt underlines this importance as well as the benefit of making such a necessary arrangement.
Laga sell-side legal advisor in sale of Marfo Food Group
2 August 2019
Laga provided sell-side legal advice and assistance to the shareholders of the Belgo-Dutch Marfo Food Group, with regard to the divestment of Marfo Food Group, the second-largest player in the European market for airline ready meals and snacking, to Fleury Michon, a French deli meat and airline meals prepaper.
Sixty second interview with Greenille by Laga's Bart Verdickt
29 July 2019
Bart Verdickt from the Greenille by Laga practice, was given a 60 second interview by STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), where he also serves in the Steering Committee of the Cross-Border Estates Special Interest Group.
De Tijd published opinion by Alain Laurent Verbeke: What if citizens had a say on how tax money is spent?
19 July 2019
In his opinion article published by De Tijd, Alain Laurent Verbeke, Partner in the Greenille by Laga practice, argues for an expanded Tax Shelter system to allow ordinary citizens a say in tax money spending.
Laga assisted CryoTherapeutics with EUR 7M Series B financing round
16 July 2019
Laga assisted medtech company CryoTherapeutics in its closing of a Series B financing round of EUR 7 million. In the process of the transaction, Laga assisted CryoTherapeutics in all corporate and tax aspects relating to the relocation of the R&D activities of the company and the subsequent investment by existing shareholders and Belgian institutional investors. The funds will help the company with its clinical trials programme and the setup of operations at its new facility in Awans (Liège).
Greenille by Laga recommended in Chambers 2019 HNW guide
12 July 2019
For its work in private wealth law, Laga's Private Client practice Greenille by Laga has been recommended by Chambers & Partners in their 2019 HNW guide.
Laga partners listed in Best Lawyers 2020 in Belgium
1 July 2019
Best Lawyers, a recognised and respected legal referral service, has listed several of Laga's partners the 2020 edition of their Belgium listings.
Laga assists Hansea with exit process of majority shareholders
7 June 2019
Laga is proud to have advised Hansea, an Antwerp based leading Belgian public transport operator, during the exit process of its two majority shareholders, Gimv and Cube Infrastructure Fund. Following a competitive auction process, Gimv and Cube will sell their participations to DWS, a global infrastructure manager, who will take over the lead as shareholder-investor.
Laga advises in Tailormade Logistics acquisition of KTO
10 May 2019
Laga advised on the sale of KTO, a logistic service provider from Izegem focusing on floor covering, to Ghent based Tailormade Logistics, a group active in logistics services and transportation.
Laga recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2019 guide
11 April 2019
Legal 500 recently released their EMEA guide for 2019. Laga received several recommendations and praises from clients that establish its position as one of Belgium's leading independent law firms.
Laga assists Railtraxx shareholders in sale to Transport Ferroviaire Holding
3 April 2019
Laga is proud to have advised the shareholders of the Antwerp based railway company Railtraxx, active in the sector of freight train transport and logistics, in their sale of 100% of Railtraxx shares to Transport Ferroviaire Holding, a subsidiary of SNCF, one of Europe’s leading railway companies.
Laga recommended in Chambers Europe 2019 guide
12 March 2019
For its work as a Belgian law firm, Laga has again been recommended by Chambers Europe in their 2019 guide.
Laga assists Montea with capital increase through a public offering of shares
12 March 2019
Laga assisted Montea on the successful EUR 160 Million capital increase through rights issue.
Laga assists Pur Ver with private equity financing round
25 February 2019
Laga, with the Corporate-M&A team led by Benoît Feron and including William Hollanders, assisted Pur Ver in its capital increase subscribed by existing shareholders and three new investors: Innovation Fund, SRIW Environnement and CFEP.
Laga recommended in Chambers Global 2019 guide
15 February 2019
For its work as a Belgian law firm, Laga has again been recommended by Chambers Global in their 2019 guide.
Laga assists Qrf City Retail in finalising contribution in kind of nine retail properties
1 February 2019
Laga advised Qrf City Retail in relation to a capital increase by means of a contribution in kind of nine retail properties in Antwerp and Ostend.
Laga assists Coopérative des Betteraviers Transformateurs (CoBT) with a EUR 75M share public offering
30 January 2019
Laga acted as legal advisor to the Coopérative des Betteraviers Transformateurs (CoBT) in the framework of its maximum EUR 75M public offering of class A, B et S shares.
Laga sell-side legal advisor in sale of GMAN and Groep Bruyninx by Alcopa to VMAG
3 January 2019
Laga is proud to have advised Alcopa in the sale of GMAN and Groep Bruyninx to Van Mossel Automotive Groep (VMAG).
Laga sell-side legal advisor in sale of Inventive Designers to UnifiedPost
6 December 2018
Laga is proud to have advised the shareholders of Inventive Designers in their sale to UnifiedPost, one of Europe’s leading FinTech companies.
Philippe Heeren participates in WTO blockchain workshop on international trade
30 November 2018
In Geneva, the first ever WTO workshop on Blockchain opportunities and challenges on trade featured Laga Associate Philippe Heeren, who participated in insightful discussions regarding the legal challenges raised by the new technology. Blockchain technology is seen as having a considerable and potentially disruptive impact on the current trade landscape.
Laga addresses legal challenges with Blockchain during KULeuven event
16 November 2018
During an event hosted by KULeuven (Kulak) on 13 November 2018, Philippe Heeren and Matthias Vierstraete talked about legal challenges in relation to Blockchain based processes. Addressing IT developers and engineers, they discussed smart contracts, personal data protection, data ownership and contractual framework within a Blockchain context.
Bart Verdickt and Danny Stas answer De Tijd reader questions regarding succession and VAT
13 November 2018
Bart Verdickt, Greenille by Laga partner, and Danny Stas, Laga managing partner and VAT / real estate expert, shared their expertise to respond to legal questions submitted by readers of the De Tijd newspaper.
Stijn Demeestere interviewed by VTM regarding employee reimbursement of incorrect remuneration by employer
13 November 2018
Stijn Demeestere, head of the Employment, pensions and benefits practice, was recently interviewed by VTM for news coverage of a company that incorrectly paid approximately EUR 30,000 into each of its employees' accounts.
Laga recommended in IFLR 1000 2019 guide
8 November 2018
In its 2019 edition, IFLR1000 (the guide to the leading financial law firms), recommends Laga's Banking and finance, capital markets and M&A teams.
Laga assists Sweco with Nexilis and Planet Engineering acquisitions
29 October 2018
Laga provided buyer-side legal advice and assistance to Sweco Belgium NV with regard to the acquisition of Planet Engineering, an engineering- and consultancy firm from Brasschaat, and the workforce acquisition of Nexilis, an engineering firm from Tongeren.
Bart Verdickt interviewed by De Tijd regarding disabled individuals' inheritance tax obligations
19 October 2018
Wim Vandenberghe presents at BNetzA Forum on the Legal Issues of Energy Regulation in Berlin
19 October 2018
Wim Vandenberghe, EU regulatory partner at Laga, recently gave a presentation at the BNetzA Forum in Berlin, which was co-organised by the Florence School of Regulation and the German energy regulator.
Greenille by Laga interviewed by Trends magazine on new possibilities provided by the new inheritance law and the European inheritance law (European Succession Regulation)
16 October 2018
Hélène Casman was interviewed by Trends Magazine regarding the additional possibilities brought by the new inheritance law. Bart Verdickt was interviewed on the European Succession Regulation and the new inheritance law.
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.