Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies: can a company be incorporated through contributions consisting of cryptocurrencies? (Altius)

Authors: Pierre Vanholsbeke and Nina Methens (Altius) Publication date: 15/11/2019 The era of cryptocurrencies has come: whilst they were initially used as a specific means of payment and as a source of investments other functions are now being explored, such as the possibility of cryptocurrencies being directly contributed to a

2019-12-02T11:31:35+00:00 2 décembre, 2019|Categories: Droit commercial Droit financier|Tags: , |

Whistleblowing employees soon to be protected against retaliation measures? (Altius)

Authors: Philippe De Wulf and Emma Van Caenegem (Altius) Publication date: 12/11/2019 On 7 October 2019, the EU Council approved the Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law. This Whistleblower Directive seeks to introduce effective whistleblower protection across the various countries within the European Union.

2019-11-27T02:52:52+00:00 27 novembre, 2019|Categories: Droit social|Tags: |

GDPR’s first birthday in six lessons (Altius)

Author: Gerrit Vandendriessche (Altius) Publication date: 04/07/2019 The general data protection regulation (GDPR) just celebrated its first anniversary.  Although it seems that EU businesses and individuals are well aware of its existence, some controllers and processors are still not entirely GDPR compliant.  Others that already underwent GDPR audit, must realize

2019-07-12T09:49:51+00:00 12 juillet, 2019|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée Privacy, IT & IP|Tags: , , |

Will employers be obliged to set up a working time recording system? (Altius)

Authors: Philippe De Wulf and Esther Soetens (Altius) Publication date: 16/05/2019 In its recent judgment of 14 May 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that EU Member States must oblige employers to set up a working time recording system for recording the time worked

2019-05-21T13:54:32+00:00 21 mai, 2019|Categories: Droit des affaires Droit social|Tags: , , |

Clinical trials and the GDPR: do I really need the participant’s consent? (Altius)

Author: Alexander Schillebeeckx (Altius) Publication date: 02/05/2019 On 23 January 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued its Opinion 3/2019 on the interplay between the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; applying since 25 May 2018) and the Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR; probably applying from 2020). In its Opinion, the EDPB

Consumers to be better protected when concluding online contracts (Altius)

Author: Vera Van Thuyne (Altius) Publication date: 17/04/2019 On 15 April 2019, the Council of the EU formally adopted a draft directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services. This was the last approval necessary in order for the draft directive to be adopted.

2019-05-06T08:33:42+00:00 6 mai, 2019|Categories: Droit commercial Droit commercial et financier|Tags: |

New mechanism for attracting investments and avoiding future blackouts (Altius)

Authors: William Timmermans en Dennis Wollants (Altius) Publication date: 12/04/2019 On 4 April 2019, the Belgian Parliament approved a Bill on the capacity remuneration mechanism (‘CRM’). This system aims to ensure the security of electricity supply after Belgium’s nuclear ‘exit’ and should encourage investments in energy production facilities. It will

2019-05-04T08:42:38+00:00 4 mai, 2019|Categories: Droit de l'énergie Droit public|Tags: |

Blockchains and distributed ledgers: law as a factor in DLT structuring (Altius)

Author: Jonathan De Landsheere (Altius) Publication date: 14/03/2019 What is distributed ledger technology (“DLT”)? Distributed ledgers (“DLs”), of which blockchains form a subset,[1] are peer-to-peer networks of computers, known as nodes, which both participate in the network and monitor transactions. Every transaction is recorded on each node, generating a platform of

2019-03-26T04:52:14+00:00 26 mars, 2019|Categories: Automation & software Legal innovation|Tags: , |

Blockchain & GDPR : 2 simultaneous buzzwords (Altius)

Author: Louis-Dorsan Jolly (Altius) Publication date: 25/01/2019 Blockchain technology has been receiving a lot of attention over the past few years, and more recently also from legal authors. It has been rightly said that blockchain raises several legal questions, which include its relationship with the GPDR. The GDPR was conceived at

2019-02-22T04:50:24+00:00 22 février, 2019|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée Privacy, IT & IP|Tags: , , , |

E-procurement in Belgium: Towards a complete automation of public procurement? (Altius)

Author: Vera Van Thuyne (Altius) Publication date: 25/01/2019 Public procurement is one of the fields in which government is rapidly digitalising. Since 18 October 2018, all communication for tenders in which the estimated value of the contract is equal to or higher than the threshold for European publication must take place using

2019-02-20T11:35:04+00:00 20 février, 2019|Categories: Contrats publics Droit public|Tags: , , , |