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Abuse of economic dependence: lessons drawn from the first judgments (Stibbe)

Authors: Peter Wytinck and Michèle de Clerck (Stibbe)Publication date: 06/05/2021 On 22 August 2020, the ban on abuse of economic dependence was implemented in Belgium (Article IV.2/1 of the Code of Economic Law). Now that almost a year has passed and the first judgments have been rendered, we assess what

2021-05-26T01:32:05+00:00 26 mai, 2021|Categories: Droit commercial|Tags: |

Divulgation et secrets d’affaires, mais où se trouve réellement la limite ? (Stibbe)

Auteur: Peter Wytinck (Stibbe)Date de publication: 26/04/2021 Le Président du Tribunal de l’Entreprise de Bruxelles, siégeant en cessation, a jugé que la divulgation d’un procédé de production secret par un ex-employé à une entreprise concurrente constitue une pratique du marché déloyale (violation de l’article XI.332 du Code de droit économique).[1]  Solvay,

2021-05-18T10:49:02+00:00 20 mai, 2021|Categories: Droit commercial|Tags: , |

Will the COVID-19 pandemic have an impact on financial covenants? (Stibbe)

Authors: Wouter Ghijsels en Marie De Roeck (Stibbe) Publication date: 31/03/2020 In the Benelux and wider European market, many leveraged credit agreements still include certain financial covenants (including leverage covenants, interest and cashflow covers, etc.). All of these covenants rely (directly or indirectly) on the operational performance of a company

2020-04-06T01:42:16+00:00 6 avril, 2020|Categories: Droit financier|Tags: , |

Third country bids in EU procurement: always excluded? (Stibbe)

Author: Niels Tack (Stibbe) Publication date: 12/11/2019 The European Commission recently issued guidance on the participation of third country bidders in public procurement. It clarified bids may be excluded, but remains silent on whether they may be accepted and under which conditions. The Commission is of the opinion that contracting authorities or

2019-11-27T03:39:32+00:00 27 novembre, 2019|Categories: Contrats publics|Tags: |

Warranty & Indemnity Insurance: an increasingly popular insurance (Stibbe)

Author: Matthias Maselis (Stibbe) Publication date: 12/11/2019 A warranty & indemnity (W&I) insurance covers damage resulting from breaches of warranties given in the SPA by the seller. W&I insurance has been around for many years, but it has become increasingly popular in the last few years. According to Lockton, “recent statistics

2019-11-23T12:54:03+00:00 23 novembre, 2019|Categories: Droit des assurances|Tags: |

Des contraintes d’espace dans des publicités dans le cadre des contrats conclus à distance (Stibbe)

Auteur: Peter Wytinck (Stibbe) Date de publication: 30/07/2019 Walbusch Walter Busch a inséré dans des journaux et revues un prospectus publicitaire de six pages contenant un bon de commande sous la forme d’une carte postale détachable. Ce prospectus ne contenait pas de formulaire de rétraction[1]. La cessation de la publication du

2019-09-07T12:27:09+00:00 7 septembre, 2019|Categories: Droit commercial Droit commercial et financier|Tags: |

’I want my data!’- Recent Developments in the Right to Access One’s Personal Data (Stibbe)

Author: Cyril Fischer (Stibbe) Publication date: 22/08/2019 The Belgian Data Protection Authority has recently adopted a broad view of the right to access one's personal data. The Belgian Data Protection Authority ('Belgian DPA') has recently rendered a decision on an individual’s request to access his personal data. After a brief discussion of this

2019-08-28T15:22:36+00:00 28 août, 2019|Categories: Droit au respect de la vie privée Privacy, IT & IP|Tags: , , , |

Les baux pour les magasins pop-up bénéficient désormais d’une législation spécifique à Bruxelles (Stibbe)

Auteur: Damien Léonard (Stibbe) Date de publication: 15/07/2019 La Région bruxelloise a instauré un cadre législatif pour les baux commerciaux consentis pour une durée maximale d’un an et lève, ainsi, l’incertitude qui planait sur les commerces éphémères. Après la Flandre et la Wallonie, c’est au tour de la Région bruxelloise d’instaurer un cadre législatif

2019-08-02T12:26:47+00:00 2 août, 2019|Categories: Droit commercial Droit commercial et financier|Tags: , |

Higher fines ahead under Belgium’s new competition act (Stibbe)

Author: Peter Wytinck (Stibbe) Publication date: 04/07/2019 Companies beware: on 3 June 2019, a new competition act entered into force in Belgium. The new act introduces a number of modifications to procedure and sanctions, aimed at improving enforcement of competition laws as well as the functioning of competition authorities. These changes

2019-07-12T08:55:29+00:00 12 juillet, 2019|Categories: Droit commercial et financier Droit de la concurrence|Tags: , |

Lost your passport – How a hard Brexit will affect UK financial institutions’ access to the Belgian financial market (Stibbe)

Author: Sarah De Dijn (Stibbe) Publication date: 22/02/2019 The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019. Unless specific arrangements granting the UK at least a temporary status quo will be adopted before 29 March 2019, the UK financial industry will be considered third-country entities and will therefore be

2019-03-03T11:40:37+00:00 3 mars, 2019|Categories: Droit commercial et financier Droit financier|Tags: , , |