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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Laga contribution in 2018 Energy law overview

28 May 2019

Dominique Vanherck, Senior Associate from Laga's Public law, regulatory and permits practice, contributed and article in the book "Jaarboek Energierecht 2018", published by Intersentia.

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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.

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Updated Euronext and Laga IPO Guide

26 April 2019

An updated version of the Laga & Euronext IPO Guide is available. Contact Benoît Feron or Emmanuel Leroux from our capital markets team for more information.

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Hélène Casman interviewed by Trends regarding estate agreements

18 April 2019

Hélène Casman, Of Counsel and inheritance law specialist in the Greenille by Laga practice, was interviewed by Trends magazine regarding the growing interest in succession agreements in Belgium.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Greenille by Laga in Who's Who Legal guide

15 January 2019

Greenille by Laga's Alain Laurent VerbekeMathieu Ex and Bart Verdickt are again listed as leading private client experts in the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Private Client.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bart Verdickt and Danny Stas answer De Tijd reader questions regarding succession and VAT

13 November 2018

Bart VerdicktGreenille 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.

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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.

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Laga recommended in IFLR 1000 2019 guide

8 November 2018

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

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.

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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.

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Bart Verdickt interviewed by De Tijd regarding disabled individuals' inheritance tax obligations

19 October 2018

Greenille by Laga Partner Bart Verdickt shared his expertise regarding the inheritance tax liability of disabled persons, clarifying that there is no tax exemption but rather a tax reduction.

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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.

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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.

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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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