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New law on basic banking services for businesses in Belgium (Simont Braun)

Author: Jean-Christophe Vercauteren (Simont Braun) Publication date: 23/11/2020 Yesterday, 24 November 2020, the new law on basic banking services for businesses has been published in the Belgian Official Journal. This law voted on 22 October 2020 by the Belgian Parliament introduces a right to basic banking services for companies in

2020-12-03T17:20:50+00:00 3 december 2020|Categories: Financieel recht|Tags: |

Is Brexit a regulatory opportunity for Belgian InsurTechs and the insurance market as a whole? (Simont Braun)

Author: Thomas Derval (Simont Braun) Publication date: May 2019 In theory, insurance services are harmonised at the EU level. Insurance companies and intermediaries alike may easily ‘passport’ their domestic licences across the entire EEA, thereby servicing the entire European market, either though the freedom to provide services or the freedom of establishment (e.g. through branches).

2019-05-11T13:29:56+00:00 11 mei 2019|Categories: Burgerlijk recht Verzekeringsrecht|Tags: , , |

Geo-blocking Regulation – Applicable as from 3 December 2018 (Simont Braun)

Author: Simont Braun’s Digital Finance Team Publication date: december 2018 It happens that traders, operating in one EU Member State, block or limit access to their websites and applications by customers from other member states who would like to engage in cross-border transactions (a practice called ‘geo-blocking’). This, together with the

2019-01-31T15:14:33+00:00 31 januari 2019|Categories: Informaticarecht Privacy, IT & IP recht|Tags: , |

2019, the year of truth for open banking (RTS – SCA) (Simont Braun)

Author: Simont Braun’s Digital Finance Team  Publication date: January 2019 Introduction In the world of Payments and FinTech, PSD2 has been a hot topic for several years now. Last year was already a crucial year with the transposition deadline of this directive scheduled for 13 January 2018. This transposition gave

2019-02-25T09:02:26+00:00 30 januari 2019|Categories: Legal innovation|Tags: , , , , |

A step towards a harmonised EU insolvency framework (Simont Braun)

Authors: Vanessa Marquette and Fanny Laune (Simont Braun) Publication date: January 2019 On 19 December 2018, the Council of the EU and the Parliament reached an agreement on the proposal for a directive on “preventive restructuring frameworks, second chance and measures to increase the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and discharge procedures”. The main objective

2019-01-30T14:50:13+00:00 30 januari 2019|Categories: Insolventierecht Ondernemingsrecht|Tags: |

Curing rules on parallel import of pharmaceuticals? (Simont Braun)

CJEU and Belgian Supreme Court on the interaction between free movement of goods and trademark rights. On November 7, 2016 the Belgian Supreme Court (Cour de cassation – Hof van cassatie) gave judgment in two cases regarding the repackaging of pharmaceuticals, wherein it ruled in favour of the parallel importer with