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Belgian Data Protection Authority scrutinised by Brussels Markets Court (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Stéphanie De Smedt (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 12/05/2020 In February 2020, the Markets Court (a division of Brussels’ Court of Appeal) annulled the decision by which the Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) had imposed an administrative fine of EUR 10,000 on a retailer for the use of electronic

2020-05-26T02:28:36+00:00 26 mai, 2020|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée|Tags: , , |

Belgium introduces enhanced flexibility in the organisation of shareholders and boards’ meetings (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Mélanie Schollaert (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 12/05/2020 The social distancing measures and travel restrictions imposed by the governments to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus make the holding of meetings of the bodies of the Belgian companies highly complicated in practice. The general meeting of shareholders can

2020-05-18T02:37:01+00:00 18 mai, 2020|Categories: Droit des societés|Tags: , |

Cross-border workers working from home – International COVID-19 measures agreed between Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Linda Brosens (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 12/05/2020 In line with the recommendations of the OECD Secretariat issued on 3 April 2020, Belgium and the Netherlands have concluded an agreement with the Netherlands on 30 April to mitigate the tax consequences of the COVID-19 measures on cross-border workers. A

2020-05-13T15:41:00+00:00 13 mai, 2020|Categories: Droit social|Tags: , |

Le congé parental corona en vigueur le 1er mai 2020 ! (Loyens & Loeff)

Auteurs: Kris De Schutter, Danaïs Fol, Mieke D'hanis et Lucia Bellobuono (Loyens & Loeff) Date de publication: 05/05/2020 Dans le contexte actuel de la crise du Coronavirus, un arrêté royal, entrant en vigueur ce 1er mai, permettra aux travailleurs, parents de jeunes enfants, de prendre un congé parental exceptionnel leur

2020-05-06T15:44:18+00:00 6 mai, 2020|Categories: Droit social|Tags: , , |

Coronavirus raises various tax questions in Belgium (Loyens & Loeff)

Authors: Nicolas Bertrand, Marc Dhaene, Natalie Reypens, Saskia Lust, Bert Gevers, Linda Brosens and Benno Daemen (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 19/03/2020 The rapid spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) leads to far-reaching measures at home and abroad. These measures may have (sometimes unexpected) tax consequences. Below, we cover various tax

2020-03-21T10:03:15+00:00 21 mars, 2020|Categories: Impôts directs TVA et douane|Tags: , , , , |

Impact of the new Belgian Code of Companies and Associations on the signing of your tenders (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Valentijn De Boe (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 21/01/2020 The new Belgian Code of Companies and Associations (the “BCCA”) is in full force and applicable to all Belgian entities since 1 January 2020. One of the novelties of the new BCCA is the introduction of an explicit definition of

2020-01-25T02:50:05+00:00 25 janvier, 2020|Categories: Droit commercial Droit des societés|Tags: , |

Belgian Data Protection Authority – again – imposes GDPR fines on public officers (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Stéphanie De Smedt (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 03/12/2019 The Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) is slowly but steadily becoming more active in enforcing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Just like the very first GDPR fine that was imposed in Belgium (see below), the most recent fines are

2019-12-11T11:10:06+00:00 11 décembre, 2019|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée|Tags: , , |

OECD’s plans for global minimum taxation: the next steps (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Jan Bart Schober (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 11/11/2019 The OECD seeks consensus by the end of 2020 on how to ensure all profits of multinational groups are subject to a (yet to be determined) worldwide minimum level of taxation. The proposals, if implemented, would have a major impact on

2019-11-23T11:27:53+00:00 23 novembre, 2019|Categories: Impôts directs|Tags: , |

PSDII: migration to SCA by 31 December 2020 (Loyens & Loeff)

Author: Marc Vermylen (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 21/10/2019 On 16 October 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) issued an Opinion concerning one of the most important features of the Payment Services Directive II (PSD II), being strong customer authentication (SCA). EBA gives card-issuing and acquiring payment services providers (PSPs) until

2019-11-08T02:50:34+00:00 8 novembre, 2019|Categories: Droit financier|Tags: , , |

Free flow of non-personal data and GDPR (Loyens & Loeff)

Authors: Stéphanie De Smedt and Garance Dekeyser (Loyens & Loeff) Publication date: 19/06/2019 The new Regulation 2018/1807 on the free flow of non-personal data in the EU is applicable since 28 May 2019. The main goal pursued by Regulation 2018/1807 is to boost the data economy by facilitating the cross-border exchange of