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New Federal Bill on Media Law Approved By the Belgian Government (Baker KcKenzie)

Authors: Daniel Fesler, Michaël De Vroey and Margo Allaerts (Baker KcKenzie)Publication date: 11/02/2021 In brief On 15 January 2021, the Belgian government approved a preliminary federal bill (Bill) transposing the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), which revises the obligations vis-à-vis linear and on-demand audiovisual media service (AVMS) providers and proposes a new regulatory

2021-02-17T11:27:18+00:00 17 februari 2021|Categories: Informaticarecht Intellectuele rechten|Tags: |

Transfer Pricing in and beyond COVID-19 times – impact on Intercompany Royalties (Baker McKenzie)

Authors: Gery Bombeke and Dieter Geuens (Baker McKenzie) Publication date: 22/04/2020 Must a heavily impacted licensee continue to pay royalties under its intercompany license agreements? The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting all our lives and requires full attention to our health and safety. It is, however, also heavily impacting businesses around

2020-05-06T15:35:32+00:00 6 mei 2020|Categories: Directe belastingen|Tags: , , |

The prudential provisions of PSD II have been transposed into Belgian law (Baker McKenzie)

Authors: Pierre Berger and Stéphanie Liebaert (Baker McKenzie) Date of publication: 26/03/2018 1. Introduction Today, the act of 26 March 2018 regarding the legal status and the supervision of credit institutions and electronic money institutions, the access to the undertaking of payment service provider and to the activity of issuing electronic money, and

2018-04-03T13:30:49+00:00 3 april 2018|Categories: Financieel recht Handels- en financieel recht|Tags: , |

Blockchains and law. Are they compatible? (Baker McKenzie)

Author: Baker McKenzie Date of publication: 31/07/2017 Any distributed ledger used by an enterprise or industry needs to conform to data requirements in the countries in which it operates. Existing blockchains based on Bitcoin and Ethereum codebases can indiscriminately broadcast private data to all participants of a network, and therefore may

2017-10-11T09:05:38+00:00 21 augustus 2017|Categories: Financieel recht|Tags: , |

2017 Post-Acquisition Integration Handbook (Baker McKenzie)

Closing the deal is just the beginning. Many acquisitions fail to meet pre-deal expectations, and the real challenge for any company acquiring a business is to ensure that the acquisition delivers the value that motivated the decision to do the deal in the first place. Bringing together businesses with different

2017-08-15T20:52:12+00:00 7 juni 2017|Categories: Vennootschapsrecht|Tags: , |

Dangerous to know: cartel liability just got wider (Baker McKenzie)

The Villeroy & Boch AG judgment (Case C-625/13 P, Villeroy & Boch AG v Commission) confirms that businesses can be liable for cartelising products that they do not even have in their portfolio and in jurisdictions in which they are not active, provided that: there is an anti-competitive agreement with

2017-04-13T13:57:59+00:00 13 april 2017|Categories: Mededingingsrecht en antitrust|Tags: , , , |

Investor State Arbitration under CETA: Key Provisions and What to Watch for in 2017 (Baker & McKenzie)

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (‘CETA’) between the European Union and Canada was signed October 30, 2016. The ICS will effectively replace the investor-state arbitration provisions in the 8 existing bilateral investment agreements between EU Member States and Canada. The ICS is described in the Joint Interpretive Instrument on

2017-02-14T07:38:54+00:00 14 februari 2017|Categories: Gerechtelijk recht Handelsrecht|Tags: , |

New Belgian IP Tax Regime Includes Software (Baker & McKenzie)

In the context of implementing the modified nexus approach, the Belgian government is now taking the opportunity to introduce a complete new IP regime, called Innovation Income Deduction, which has a larger scope than the PID and also allows for a carry forward. The new IP regime will come into

2017-01-04T12:08:48+00:00 4 januari 2017|Categories: Directe belastingen Intellectuele rechten|Tags: , |

CJEU clarifies the definition of intermediary liability (Baker & McKenzie)

It has been a busy year on the blocking injunctions front, particularly for Fashion and Luxury companies. Just the day after the Court of Appeal decision in Cartier, the CJEU handed down its decision in the Tommy Hilfiger case, confirming that the operator of a physical marketplace is an intermediary

2016-12-28T13:35:51+00:00 28 december 2016|Categories: Handelsrecht Intellectuele rechten|Tags: , |

Automotive designs: Do replica car wheels infringe design rights or do they fall within the repair exception? (Baker & McKenzie)

Acacia, the manufacturer of replica car wheels, has been sued in the Italian and German courts by Audi, BMW and the owners of Porsche for producing replica wheels to fit their cars. Acacia has responded to these claims by arguing a defence based on the "repair clause" in Article 110

2016-12-28T13:32:41+00:00 28 december 2016|Categories: Intellectuele rechten|Tags: , |