March 2015 Newsletter

01/04/2015

The goal of our newsletter is to keep you abreast of recent legal and tax developments in the various areas where our firm has recognised expertise. 

Editorial

Dear reader

Carefully optimistic - Last week the economic forecast for Belgium was reviewed upwards from 1% to 1.2% for 2015. The Belgian National Bank found, in its monthly poll of business leaders on the economic outlook, that confidence had improved for the second month in a row, although the overall mood was still sombre.

The 1.2% growth forecast for 2015 confirms the trend that we identified in the CMS M&A Study, which we have just released. The 2015 CMS M&A Study concludes that deal value is on the increase across Europe, with sellers very confident about the (future) performance of the disposed activities. This translates into a return to a pre-crisis environment for sellers. Yet, confidence is fragile, easily affected by macroeconomic developments. To find out more about the 2015 CMS M&A Study, click here.

In other news you will find out more about, among other things, insider trading, protection of live broadcasts on the internet and psychosocial risks at work.

Wishing you an enjoyable read.

Tom Heremans

Managing Partner

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Authors

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Florence Van Damme
Senior Associate
Brussels
Picture of Renaud Dupont
Renaud Dupont
Managing Partner
Brussels
Lisbeth Depypere
Associate
Brussels
Tom Heremans
Partner
Brussels
Picture of Benoît Vandervelde
Benoît Vandervelde
Counsel
Brussels
Picture of Cedric Guyot
Cedric Guyot
Partner
Brussels
Picture of Grégory de Sauvage
Grégory de Sauvage
Senior Associate
Brussels
Picture of Jean-François Goffin
Jean-François Goffin
Partner
Brussels
Picture of Madeleine Brouhns
Madeleine Brouhns
Associate
Brussels
Picture of Pierre-Axel Chabot
Pierre-Axel Chabot
Partner
Brussels
Picture of Virginie Dor
Virginie Dor
Partner
Brussels
Picture of Youri Musschebroek
Youri Musschebroeck
Associate
Brussels
Picture of Bertrand Simonart
Bertrand Simonart
Associate
Brussels
Picture of Gaël Chuffart
Gaël Chuffart
Partner
Brussels
Picture of Sophie Berg
Sophie Berg
Partner
Brussels
Picture of Didier Gregoire
Didier Grégoire
Partner
Brussels
John Billiet
John Billiet
Associate
Brussels
Picture of Cédric Buisine
Cédric Buisine
Counsel
Luxembourg
Picture of Olivier Amrein
Olivier Amrein
Associate
Luxembourg
Picture of Vivian Walry
Vivian Walry
Partner
Luxembourg
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