The prohibition on abuse of economic dependence entered into force on 22 August of last year. The anticipated impact on practice was widely discussed. This article summarises the developments so far.
Under Belgian law, legal entities act through their governing bodies. Directors, as members of these governing bodies, are not personally liable for the obligations of the company. However, they are accountable to the company for faults committed in the performance of their task, and they are, in certain circumstances, also accountable to third parties. In this way, directors can become either civilly or criminally liable.
Elektronische handel is booming business. De wetgeving errond is complex. Mr. Patrick Van Eecke, editor van de nieuwe editie van ‘Recht & elektronische handel’ bespreekt in een interview het juridische kader en de recente evoluties terzake, de wijzigingen inzake online reclame en de voorstellen voor een Verordening inzake Digitale Diensten en voor een Verordening inzake Digitale Markten.
A recent summary judgment by the President of the Brussels Labour Court illustrates that the Covid-19 pandemic can have particularly harmful consequences in the context of outsourcing contracts. This judgment also underlines the importance of complying with the procedure of information and consultation in the event of a transfer of undertaking.
Mediation, Communication and Coaching (MCC) @Deloitte Legal offers services in constructive conflict management, communication and the development of personal and professional skills (human skill development). The Deloitte professionals at MCC are experts in negotiation & mediation, conflict management, communication, coaching and group dynamics. They serve clients and offer workshops related to these topics, both inhouse and for external parties. In this blog, we hope to illustrate how MCC @Deloitte Legal can support you and your clients.
Automatische achterstelling van aandeelhoudersleningen: biedt het WVV een antwoord op sommige discussies?
Deze bijdrage focust op een aantal knelpunten met betrekking tot de automatische achterstelling van aandeelhoudersleningen.
According to the CJEU, the use of an objective and reasonable system for the recognition of dockworkers to guarantee safety in ports does not infringe the freedom of establishment, the free movement of workers or the free movement of services. Nevertheless, certain elements of the Belgian system contrast with an objective recognition procedure (the composition of the administrative commission and the absence of a reasonable time limit) or are, in some cases, superfluous to the objective. E.g. the fact that workers who are not included in the pool have to reapply for recognition after every (even short-term) employment contract.
Flexibilisation of judicial reorganisation: a useful tool or a vain attempt to support enterprises in times of crisis?
Flexibilisation of judicial reorganisation: a useful tool or a vain attempt to support enterprises in times of crisis? Background: the moratorium
Niet-concurrentieverbintenis van vennootschapsbestuurders. In een arrest van 25 juni 2020 heeft het Hof van Cassatie geoordeeld dat de contractuele niet-concurrentieverbintenis van bestuurders van vennootschappen in principe een einde neemt bij de beëindiging van hun mandaat. Dit bijzonder helder geformuleerde arrest geeft een mooi overzicht van de principes. Op 10 maart 2021 verscheen in aflevering 438 van het Nieuw Juridisch Weekblad (NjW) een bijdrage hierover geschreven door Sarah De Geyter.
Recht op inzage en kopie van de werknemer: hoe reageren als werkgever? Werkgevers worden meer en meer geconfronteerd met het verzoek van de werknemers om inzage in de persoonsgegevens die door de werkgever worden verwerkt. Hoe dient de werkgever hierop te reageren?
Given the major impact of COVID-19 on the European economy, a reaction from the European Commission on the state aid front was expected. Almost a year ago, on March 19, 2020, the European Commission adopted a Temporary Framework to enable Member States to support the economy in the COVID-19 outbreak. These measures complement many other possibilities under the existing state aid rules as outlined by the Commission in its Communication on a coordinated economic response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As of March 1, 2021, the Commission has adopted over 400 COVID-19 state aid decisions approving national support mechanisms for a total value exceeding €3 trillion.
In 2019, the European Commission alone spent more than €3 billion on public procurement. The contracts of the European institutions are therefore opportunities to be seized. Only few companies are familiar though with the specific legal regime that applies to the conclusion and execution of public contracts of the European institutions. In this article, we highlight certain differences from (Belgian) national public procurement law and provide practical advice to help you engage in tendering for European institutions with confidence.
With a global environment characterised by regulatory change and a growing emphasis on multi-jurisdictional scrutiny and transparency by regulators, stakeholders and investors, effective entity management is entering the public domain.
As cybersecurity has become a boardroom topic, legal professionals need to be informed about the corresponding legal risks in order to understand and assess their organization’s exposure, maturity, resilience and readiness as well as the possible legal impact and consequences of a cybersecurity-related incident. One-liners like “It is not about ‘if’ but ‘when’ a cybersecurity incident will happen in your organization,” or “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best,” are frequently used as eloquent calls to action, but what does that mean in practice for company lawyers? The purpose of this blog post is to provide company lawyers with some insights on current cybersecurity matters and to provide a basis for informed discussions about cybersecurity with key stakeholders within their organization, allowing them to ask the right questions to IT Security, to get relevant information from the key business functions and to inform the C-suite and the Board appropriately.
De vaccinatiestrategie is een hot topic deze dagen. Ook verschillende bedrijven denken na over een vaccinatiebeleid op vlak van de onderneming. Maar wat kan en mag in dit verband?