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20/05/2022
DE­BRA – The new EU tax ini­ti­a­ti­ve ai­ming at pro­mo­ting a fair and sustai­na­ble...
Within the EU a wi­despread asym­me­try exists bet­ween debt and equi­ty fi­nan­cing. Usu­al­ly, in­te­rest is tax de­duc­ti­ble from the cor­po­ra­te in­co­me tax ba­se whi­le di­vi­dends do not be­ne­fit from such ad­van­ta­ge...
20/05/2022
Pri­o­ri­ties of the Bel­gi­an Com­pe­ti­ti­on Au­tho­ri­ty for 2022
On 12 May 2022, the Bel­gi­an Com­pe­ti­ti­on Au­tho­ri­ty (the “Au­tho­ri­ty”) is­sued its an­nu­al com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on set­ting out its po­li­cy pri­o­ri­ties for the cur­rent year. This pu­bli­ca­ti­on, which has exi­sted sin­ce...
20/05/2022
Amen­ded IC­SID Ru­les to en­ter in­to for­ce on 1 Ju­ly 2022
On 21 March 2022, the Mem­ber Sta­tes of the In­ter­na­ti­o­nal Cen­tre for Sett­le­ment of In­vest­ment Dis­pu­tes (IC­SID) adop­ted a com­pre­hen­si­ve set of amend­ments to IC­SID ar­bi­tra­ti­on and con­ci­li­a­ti­on ru­les (“IC­SID...
19/05/2022
Can­na­bis law and le­gis­la­ti­on in Bel­gi­um
Me­di­cal use In prin­ci­ple, the cul­ti­va­ti­on, im­port, sa­le and pos­ses­si­on of (me­di­ci­nal or re­cre­a­ti­o­nal) can­na­bis is not al­lo­wed un­der Bel­gi­an law.An ex­cep­ti­on is ma­de for the cul­ti­va­ti­on of hemp with a...
18/05/2022
Tra­de se­crets in Bel­gi­um
Ge­ne­ral 1. Has the Di­rec­ti­ve (EU) 2016/943 of the Eu­ro­pean Par­li­a­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 Ju­ne 2016 on the pro­tec­ti­on of un­dis­clo­sed know-how and bu­si­ness in­for­ma­ti­on (tra­de se­crets) against their...
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05/2022
CMS In­fra­struc­tu­re & Pro­jects Glo­bal Bro­chu­re
To meet do­mestic and glo­bal growth ex­pecta­ti­ons a hu­ge amount of in­fra­struc­tu­re will need to be built, re­built, re­fur­bis­hed or re­tro­fit­ted. The sca­le and in­vest­ment re­qui­red to plug this in­fra­struc­tu­re...
12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vi­sed EU com­pe­ti­ti­on law in the field of dis­tri­bu­ti­on...
The new Ver­ti­cal Block Exemp­ti­on Re­gu­la­ti­on (VBER) and the new ac­com­pan­ying Ver­ti­cal Gui­de­li­nes (VGL) we­re pu­blis­hed on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will en­ter in­to for­ce on 1 Ju­ne 2022 and ap­ply for the...
12/05/2022
Mis­bruik van eco­no­mi­sche af­han­ke­lijk­heid in Bel­gië - stand van za­ken
Het ver­bod op mis­bruik van de eco­no­mi­sche af­han­ke­lijk­heid van een on­der­ne­ming dat op 22 au­gus­tus 2020 in wer­king is ge­tre­den, is ge­richt op de si­tu­a­tie waar­in een on­der­ne­ming mis­bruik maakt van de eco­no­misch...
11/05/2022
SF­DR con­ti­nues to evol­ve: mo­re gra­nu­lar dis­clo­su­res to be pro­po­sed on in­vest­ments’...
Fi­nan­ci­al pro­ducts with ex­po­su­res in fos­sil gas and nu­clear ener­gy are li­ke­ly to ha­ve mo­re gra­nu­lar re­por­ting re­qui­re­ments un­der the Sustai­na­ble Fi­nan­ce Dis­clo­su­re Re­gu­la­ti­on (“SF­DR”). The Eu­ro­pean...
11/05/2022
SF­DR’s Prin­ci­pal Ad­ver­se Im­pacts In­di­ca­tors on cour­se to chan­ge
The Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­si­on has gi­ven the Eu­ro­pean Su­per­vi­so­ry Au­tho­ri­ties (“ES­As”) a man­da­te to re­view the SF­DR De­le­ga­ted Re­gu­la­ti­on in­di­ca­tors for prin­ci­pal ad­ver­se im­pact and the fi­nan­ci­al pro­duct...
11/05/2022
Om­ni­bus Di­rec­ti­ve fi­nal­ly trans­po­sed in­to Bel­gi­an law
The Bel­gi­an Par­li­a­ment adop­ted the Act that trans­po­ses the Eu­ro­pean Om­ni­bus Di­rec­ti­ve N° 2019/2161, which aims at bet­ter en­for­ce­ment and mo­der­ni­sa­ti­on of con­su­mer pro­tec­ti­on ru­les. The new Act will be...
11/05/2022
The Ge­ne­ral Court of the EU con­firms the le­ga­li­ty of the res­cue aid to...
On 4 May 2022, the Ge­ne­ral Court of the EU con­fir­med the le­ga­li­ty of the Com­mis­si­on's de­ci­si­on ap­pro­ving res­cue aid of 36.66 mil­li­on EUR from Ro­ma­nia to the air­li­ne TAROM. It found that the aid was in­deed...