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21/03/2024
Options et variantes – Règles applicables et conséquences pour le classement...
> GA NAAR DE NEDERLANDSE VER­SIEL’équipe des marchés publics de CMS a le plaisir de vous inviter à son cycle de formations consacrées à divers hot-topics en matière de marchés publics. Celles-ci...
28/02/2024
Renewable energy in Belgium
1. Introduction 39.2% of the energy consumed in Belgium in 2022 came from renewable sources. Wind farms (half of which offshore) represented roughly 50% of the renewable energy production, hydroelectric...
19/02/2024
Real estate finance law in Belgium
A. Mortgages 1. Can security be granted to a foreign lender? Yes. 2. Can lenders take a mortgage over land and buildings on the land? Yes. 2.1 The distinction between mortgages on land and buildings...
19/02/2024
Crypto Tax Legislation & Law in Belgium
1. Is there a specific legislation issued for the taxation of crypto-assets or do general national tax law principles apply because the tax legislator has not regulated this so far? There is no specific...
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13/02/2024
The EU Parliament and Council reached an agreement on ESG rating
On 5 February 2024, the European Parliament (the Parliament) and the Council of the European Union (the Council) reached a provisional agreement on the EU Commission's proposal from June 2023 for a regulation...
13/02/2024
EU legislative initiatives on recovery and resolution planning for insurance...
With the compromise proposal for an Insurance Recovery and Resolution Directive (IRRD) published by the EU Council in January 2024, EU legislative initiatives to establish a recovery and resolution framework...
12/02/2024
Popular investment vehicles in Belgium
Updated on December 2023. Investment vehicle FIIS (Fonds d’in­ves­t­isse­ment immobiliers spécialisés) 1. Form Investment undertaking with fixed capital (SICAF) 2. Tax Treatment Derogatory tax regime...
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09/02/2024
ESMA reports on impact-washing concerns around funds focused on the United...
IntroductionOn 1 February 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an article on the efficiency of funds focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...
08/02/2024
Proposed EU Directive on harmonisation of avoidance actions to have limited...
The principles outlined in the European Commission's proposal for a Directive harmonising certain aspects of insolvency law is not expected to lead to extensive reform of Belgian rules since Belgian law...
07/02/2024
CMS Expert Guide to Crypto Regulation in Belgium
Disclaimer: This chapter was last updated on 5 September 2023 and does not reflect any subsequent developments. The information provided is intended for general informational purposes and should not be...
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06/02/2024
Employment issues in M&A transactions in Belgium
A. Share Deal I. Obligations of the purchaser 1. Check whether: there is a representative body, be it a works council, a trade union delegation or a health and safety committee. In principle, the works...
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05/02/2024
Belgium: Banker's oath
On 15 January 2024, the law on the banking oath was published in the Belgian Official Gazette. The law impacts the banking sector and only applies to certain categories of managers and em­ploy­ees.What...